NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:01:37 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Culinary Kids Food Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/culinary-kids-food-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/culinary-kids-food-festival Date: April 18, 2014

As part of the New York Botanical Garden's Edible Academy initiative, join us for a family-friendly, week-long food festival celebrating the relationships among plants, farms, and your favorite foods.

Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden staff and culinary team, Growing Chefs, will be on hand offering cooking demonstrations, recipes, and hands-on activities, with plenty of live music and tasting to add to the fun.

Bring your Festival passport along as you tinker with the science of kitchen chemistry and get to the root of the foods from pickles to cheese at a variety of activity sanctions.

The daily 1 p.m. cooking demonstration will feature kid-friendly recipes and tasty sample, while local chefs will share tips and recipes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Easter Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/easter-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/easter-egg-hunt Date: April 18, 2014

Join The Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership's first annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Enjoy face painting, games, and more!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tappen Park

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R028 Tappen Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6268, -74.0769 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:19 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/adaptive-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/adaptive-fitness Date: April 18, 2014

Take this Recreation Center class to feel leaner and stronger! The program is specifically for people with disabilities or limited mobility.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 18, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:12 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/bryant-park-games Date: April 18, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:01 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 18, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:20 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 18, 2014

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063c99b6a83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:34 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 18, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:08 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: April 18, 2014

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required. Events subject to change.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:27 EST
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/blooming-naturalists Date: April 18, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special in a different lesson each day!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:49 EST
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/blooming-naturalists1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/blooming-naturalists1 Date: April 18, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:50 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/bryant-park-fencing Date: April 18, 2014

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed, and equipment is provided. Registration required at (212) 382-2255. Drop-ins considered if space allows.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:59 EST
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/urban-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/urban-wildlife Date: April 18, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 1:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:28 EST
<![CDATA[Orienteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/orienteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/orienteering Date: April 18, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:54 EST
<![CDATA[Put a Poem In Your Pocket Day at Poe Park Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/put-a-poem-in-your-pocket-day-at-poe-park-visitor-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/put-a-poem-in-your-pocket-day-at-poe-park-visitor-center Date: April 18, 2014

Bring a poem to share or choose from in our grab bag and read it out loud.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:01 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/nature-crafts Date: April 18, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:44 EST
<![CDATA[Kids' Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/kids-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/kids-birding Date: April 18, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:20 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/house-tours Date: April 18, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:06 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Weight Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/adaptive-weight-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/adaptive-weight-training Date: April 18, 2014

Learn how to train muscle groups for competitive sports and recreational use. For individuals with disabilities. Please inquire at the front desk.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:27 EST
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: April 18, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:33 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/adapted-aquatics2 Date: April 18, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Poetry Day Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/poetry-day-craftsapril-is-poetry-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/poetry-day-craftsapril-is-poetry-month Date: April 18, 2014

April is poetry month. Inspired by the Dada movement, participants will creat arte work, using words relating to the life cycle of a tree. We will glue the words onto paper in any form or shape (nature), then read or perform your piece. Open to all ages.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 2:00 pm 3:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:59 EST
<![CDATA[Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/raptors1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/raptors1 Date: April 18, 2014

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs, and more.
Ages 12 and under.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 2:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/nature-on-the-go Date: April 18, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:45 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/seasonal-crafts Date: April 18, 2014

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/adapted-aquatics1 Date: April 18, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise. It helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/animal-encounter Date: April 18, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:30 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/adapted-aquatics Date: April 18, 2014

Practice your swimming skills in this adaptive swim program for people with disabilities! To register, which is mandatory, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 4:00 pm 5:45 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:16 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/18/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: April 18, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Cardio Sculpt is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-18 2014-04-18 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: April 19, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:48 EST
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 19, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walk with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/bird-walk Date: April 19, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank learned their craft on Van Cortlandt Park’s ecologically diverse grounds, and these walks celebrate the tradition set by them. Participants will look for resident and migrant species and discuss a wide range of avian topics. No registration necessary. No limit. Free. When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

For more information about the birding program, visit: http://www.vcpark.org/the-park/features/9-birding.html

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545b9c23a4fbe.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:47 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 19, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: April 19, 2014

The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. The club breaks into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups. Be sure to meet back up after the run at the Short Stop Cafe across the street for breakfast!

For more information about the Saturday morning run and other races, visit: http://www.vctc.org/page/saturday-morning-group-runs

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:42 EST
<![CDATA[Itchy Ball Round Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/itchy-ball-round-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/itchy-ball-round-up Date: April 19, 2014

Come one, come all, to help Friends of Westerleigh Park to round up the "itchy balls" and maintain the beautiful park. The Friends will supply coffee, juice and donuts. Come by and lend a hand, and enjoy the exercise from a well-raked lawn.

Please call Friends of Westerleigh Park to discuss. community service hours.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:12 EST
<![CDATA[Protect Your Beach: Plant Beach Grass With NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/protect-your-beach-plant-beach-grass-with-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/protect-your-beach-plant-beach-grass-with-nyc-parks Date: April 19, 2014

Registration is full for this event.

Join NYC Parks in protecting and stabilizing new dunes in Staten Island. Dunes are essential for protection against damaging coastal storms. Beach grass helps to increase the size of dunes by trapping windblown sand and its fibrous root system strengthens dunes by keeping sand in place.

Volunteers will plant beach grass along the crest and face of the dune. Please dress in warm, comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes, and bring a reusable water bottle and snacks. Please note that there is no place to store personal items.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Planting dates are subject to change. Please check the website the day of the event to confirm.

NYC Parks and the Natural Areas Conservancy would like to thank the following partners and donors for supporting New York City's efforts to build and stabilize dunes: Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Fund for the City of New York, Leon Levy Foundation, NYC Service, Partnerships for Parks, and Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3440

Location: Brighton Street Entrance (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.4986, -74.2415 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fca5341255.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:00 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 19, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:29 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/spring-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/spring-egg-hunt Date: April 19, 2014

NYC Parks' Recreation Center 54 and Sutton Area Community present the Spring Egg Hunt!

Meet the Easter bunny, play games and arts & crafts, win prizes and get candy compliments of D'Agostino's!

There'll also be an egg hunt at the times below!

Children ages 1-4 years: Egg hunt begins promptly at 10:30 a.m.

Children ages 5-7 years : Egg hunt begins promptly at 11:30 a.m.

Children ages 8-10 years: Egg hunt begins promptly at 12:30 p.m.

RSVPs are welcomed by email at RSVP@suttonareacommunity.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sutton Place and East 57th Street (in Sutton Place Park)

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M108R Sutton Place Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7554, -73.962 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:42 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 19, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:22 EST
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: April 19, 2014

Learn basic Tunisian or Afghan crochet in this class, where you'll learn to use the technique to make a pot holder.

Materials required:

  • One skein light colored worsted weight (#4) yarn
  • #H crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:25 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Water Conservation and Hydrant Permits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/greenthumb-workshop-water-conservation-and-hydrant-permits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/greenthumb-workshop-water-conservation-and-hydrant-permits Date: April 19, 2014

GreenThumb staff will cover simple techniques that can save you water, as well as time, in your gardens. Your garden plants will also be able to stay healthy and strong through the hotter parts of the growing season. All registered GreenThumb gardens are granted special permission from the Department of Environmental Protection to access hydrants for garden use. New gardens are strongly encouraged to attend and also learn about the steps to get a hydrant permit.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8070

Location: Angie Lee Gonzales Garden

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2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8367, -73.8847 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:49 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: April 19, 2014

Learn the basics of fly fishing - no water needed!

Join expert instrucotrs from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Pre-register by phone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 827-0698

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:01 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/bryant-park-fly-fishing1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/bryant-park-fly-fishing1 Date: April 19, 2014

Learn the basics of fly fishing - no water needed!

Join expert instrucotrs from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Pre-register by phone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 827-0698

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:01 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 19, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:48 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Exercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/shaking-in-your-seat Date: April 19, 2014

This energizing, seated workout for adults and seniors invigorates and infuses new interest and enthusiasm in fitness. It uses exciting latin rhythms with easy to follow steps from cha-cha, mambo, merengue, salsa, bachata, flamenco, cumbia, old-school dances and even belly-dancing, making it fun, safe and healthy for all.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:20 EST
<![CDATA[Sand Art & Scrapbooking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/sand-art-scrap-boking-with-princess-for-a-life-time http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/sand-art-scrap-boking-with-princess-for-a-life-time Date: April 19, 2014

Participants will make a sand art bottle, as well as their own scrapbook to fill with pictures and memories.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:13 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Spring Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/birding-spring-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/birding-spring-migrants Date: April 19, 2014

New York City is directly under the Atlantic Flyway migration route for many bird species. Check out which species are visiting NYC.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:00 am 40.6674, -73.9726 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:49 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 19, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:16 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: April 19, 2014

Learn to make an open mesh bag for the beach, or to put your crochet projects and yarn into. Bring your own materials. Choose any two complementary or contrasting colors of your choice. Think summer colors--for beginners, we would suggest avoiding dark colors. If you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns

Supplies needed:

  • #4 (Worsted Wt.) 100% cotton yarn (1 skein color A; 1 skein color B)
  • #J crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:10 EST
<![CDATA[Culinary Kids Food Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/culinary-kids-food-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/culinary-kids-food-festival Date: April 19, 2014

As part of the New York Botanical Garden's Edible Academy initiative, join us for a family-friendly, week-long food festival celebrating the relationships among plants, farms, and your favorite foods.

Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden staff and culinary team, Growing Chefs, will be on hand offering cooking demonstrations, recipes, and hands-on activities, with plenty of live music and tasting to add to the fun.

Bring your Festival passport along as you tinker with the science of kitchen chemistry and get to the root of the foods from pickles to cheese at a variety of activity sanctions.

The daily 1 p.m. cooking demonstration will feature kid-friendly recipes and tasty sample, while local chefs will share tips and recipes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:10 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 19, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:30 EST
<![CDATA[Easter Eggstravaganza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/easter-eggstravaganza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/easter-eggstravaganza Date: April 19, 2014

Join the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance for an easter egg hunt, lawn games, face painting and arts and crafts for children up to age 12, with over 3,000 Easter eggs filled with candy.

Win prizes, and meet the Easter Bunny and the clowns. Light luncheon refreshments provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Northwest lawn (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8054, -73.9443 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5343190a23ceb.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:19 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/esl-class Date: April 19, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:20 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/bryant-park-games Date: April 19, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:01 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 19, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:12 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: April 19, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:33 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 19, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:20 EST
<![CDATA[1st Annual Spring Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/1st-annual-spring-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/1st-annual-spring-egg-hunt Date: April 19, 2014

Families in the Bronx, check out the new Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center's First Annual Spring Egg Hunt!

Play carnival games, hop competitively in potato sack races, and search for all the missing eggs in the egg hunt!

This event is free and open to the public. It's made possible through a partnership with Friends of Williamsbridge Oval, Jerome-Gun Hill Business Improvement District, Norwood News and Mosholu Preservation Corp.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/archery Date: April 19, 2014

Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow. Archery is a wonderful way to improve focus, develop patience, and develop upper body strength.

Archery programs are for ages 8 and up.

Registration is required. Participants are chosen by lottery.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 11:00 am 40.6032, -74.1613 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:31 EST
<![CDATA[Pure Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/pure-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/pure-meditation Date: April 19, 2014

Relax in the calmness of a quiet mind. This is an open sitting meditation practice, with optional slow-walking meditation. Beginners welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0301

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:00 EST
<![CDATA[Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/egg-hunt Date: April 19, 2014

Join the Town Square's 3rd Annual McGolrick Park Egg hunt!

Enjoy arts & crafts, face painting, live music and photo ops with the Easter Bunny. Pack a picnic and bring your baskets!

Kids must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 559-1410

Location: McGolrick Park (in Msgr. McGolrick Park)

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B114 Msgr. McGolrick Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7244, -73.9434 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:20 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Egg-stravaganza!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/spring-eggstravaganza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/spring-eggstravaganza Date: April 19, 2014

Join us for two sessions (12 noon to 1:30 and 2 to 3:30) of "egg-xellent" fun for the family!

Children can take part in an egg scavenger hunt and old-fashioned games -- plus Flora, Queens Botancial Garden's mascot, will be making appearances, so don't forget the camera.

Pre-registration required – learn more here: http://queensbotanical.org/Eggstravaganza

(NOTE: Event parking rate of $10 in effect; discount parking vouchers are not applicable on event days.)

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-19 2014-04-19 12:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5322066bf0022.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:42 EST
<![CDATA[Guided Tour of Harlem Fire Watchtower and Acropolis at Marcus Garvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/guided-tour-of http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/guided-tour-of Date: April 19, 2014

Preservationist and architect Angel Ayon will give a guided tour of the Harlem Fire Watchtower and Acropolis.

Built in 1857, the structure is the only surviving example of cast-iron watchtowers built throughout the city during the 19th century. The stone Acropolis was created by the Works Project Administration in the 1930s as an observation plaza with 360-degree views of upper Manhattan.

Please register by email.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Acropolis (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 12:00 pm 40.8043, -73.9436 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534b2f76326cc.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: Let's Go Fly a Kite!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/handson-history-lets-go-fly-a-kite2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/handson-history-lets-go-fly-a-kite2 Date: April 19, 2014

Celebrate National Kite Month at King Manor!

Kites are fun, but they have also been used for scientific experiments and discovery. Create and decorate your own kite and try flying it in our backyard! Families with children of all ages are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53138ca33102a.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:51 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: April 19, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:10 EST
<![CDATA[History in Your Hands: Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/history-in-your-hands-spring-sprouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/history-in-your-hands-spring-sprouts Date: April 19, 2014

Help us prepare our potato plot for planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House to help rotate and sift our compost, and then spread it in the plot to enrich the soil. Afterwards you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant a seed to take home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/blooming-naturalists Date: April 19, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special in a different lesson each day!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:49 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Arches and Bridges]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/central-park-arches-and-bridges http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/central-park-arches-and-bridges Date: April 19, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Enjoy this walking tour over, under, and through these iconic and unique structures. Registration required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 12:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:30 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: April 19, 2014

Explore Central Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. This route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:37 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 19, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:10 EST
<![CDATA[The Squirrel and the Caterpillar: A Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/the-squirrel-and-the-caterpillar-a-puppet-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/the-squirrel-and-the-caterpillar-a-puppet-show Date: April 19, 2014

Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

"The Squirrel and the Caterpillar" puppet show is a story about an unlikely friendship between two young creatures of the forest who learn about growing up and changing in their environment.

A wise old owl helps to tell this fun and lively tale that is also a lesson in environmental education.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 1:00 pm 40.7007, -73.855 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Maggie's Garden Easter Eggstravaganza!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/maggies-garden-easter-eggstravaganza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/maggies-garden-easter-eggstravaganza Date: April 19, 2014

Winter is over, Spring has arrived and NYSoM is excited to spread the great weather cheer to East Harlem on the second annual Easter Eggstravaganza!

Easter Eggstravaganza 2014 will include an Easter egg hunt, egg relay race, Easter egg painting contest, arts and crafts, and pictures with the Easter bunny.

There will be many great prizes and fun activities for all participators.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 667-8851

Location: Maggies Magic Garden

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2014-04-19 2014-04-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7888, -73.9492 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:26 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/fitness-bootcamp Date: April 19, 2014

Come join in! Bootcamp is a total body workout that helps muscle tone, improve strength and endurance, and addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/house-tours Date: April 19, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:06 EST
<![CDATA[Junior Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/junior-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/junior-volunteer-corps Date: April 19, 2014

Families and elementary-school-aged community groups are invited to join us for spring cleaning! Children will learn the importance of giving back to the community while making a meaningful difference in Prospect Park, where they learn, play, and grow.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.6678, -73.9681 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532743848d220.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:19 EST
<![CDATA[Easter Eggstravaganza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/easter-eggstravagnza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/easter-eggstravagnza Date: April 19, 2014

Join us for an afternoon of family fun! Play board games and table games, and get your face painted.

Come for a magic show at 3:00 p.m.!

This event is free and open to the public. Please call Kathleen Walker or Brigitte Lozada at (718) 829-0156 for further information.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Recreation Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 1:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.8394, -73.8436 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:19 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: April 19, 2014

Established on land that would become part of Central Park, Seneca Village was Manhattan’s first known community of African-American property owners. Learn about the history of the village and the people who lived there. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7846, -73.9697 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:41 EST
<![CDATA[Artist Talk with "Home"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/home-artist-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/home-artist-talk Date: April 19, 2014

“Home” artists Eric N. Mack, Jennifer Packer and Cristina Razzano will discuss the exhibition and their artistic process in the Mansion’s Octagon Room.

Reservations are encouraged.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:03 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: April 19, 2014

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:59 EST
<![CDATA[Roller Derby Day at Lakeside]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/roller-derby-day-at-lakeside http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/roller-derby-day-at-lakeside Date: April 19, 2014

Join the Gotham Girls Roller Derby League at the new skating rink at Lakeside for Roller Derby Day. Learn more about the sport and take a free introductory skating class.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0060

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:13 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Wilderness Survival Overnight Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/rangers-choice-wilderness-survival-overnight-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/19/rangers-choice-wilderness-survival-overnight-camping Date: April 19, 2014

This spring we are featuring some of our Ranger’s favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. Don't miss this rare, early spring camping program.

Learn how to survive in the wilderness on this overnight adventure. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 9.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-19 2014-04-19 6:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:02 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 20, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-20 2014-04-20 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 20, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:16 EST
<![CDATA[Culinary Kids Food Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/culinary-kids-food-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/culinary-kids-food-festival Date: April 20, 2014

As part of the New York Botanical Garden's Edible Academy initiative, join us for a family-friendly, week-long food festival celebrating the relationships among plants, farms, and your favorite foods.

Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden staff and culinary team, Growing Chefs, will be on hand offering cooking demonstrations, recipes, and hands-on activities, with plenty of live music and tasting to add to the fun.

Bring your Festival passport along as you tinker with the science of kitchen chemistry and get to the root of the foods from pickles to cheese at a variety of activity sanctions.

The daily 1 p.m. cooking demonstration will feature kid-friendly recipes and tasty sample, while local chefs will share tips and recipes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-20 2014-04-20 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:10 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 20, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-20 2014-04-20 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:22 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 20, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-20 2014-04-20 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:48 EST
<![CDATA[Hike the Trails of North Forty Natural Area]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/hike-the-trails-of-north-forty-natural-area http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/hike-the-trails-of-north-forty-natural-area Date: April 20, 2014

Join American Littoral Society naturalist Mickey Maxwell Cohen and discover birds, early wildflowers, and hidden W.W. II military bunkers in this developing maritime woodland. Meet at the Ryan Visitor Center at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 474-0896

Location: Ryan Visitor Center

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2014-04-20 2014-04-20 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5854, -73.8935 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:56 EST
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/food-truck-rally Date: April 20, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance and the New York City Food Truck Association present a sampling of cuisines from around the world from New York's best food trucks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532741acbe015.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:38 EST
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/smorgasburg Date: April 20, 2014

Join us Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for another season of Brooklyn’s best street food. From brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream, there’s always something yummy for everyone. Come enjoy our food with a view.

The markets are open 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., rain or shine, all spring, summer and fall. See ya there!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:41 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 20, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:12 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/bryant-park-games Date: April 20, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:01 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 20, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:20 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: April 20, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check our calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:38 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: April 20, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:53 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Table Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/adaptive-table-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/adaptive-table-tennis Date: April 20, 2014

Make use of the center's table tennis tables! Join in this adaptive session for adults and seniors with disabilities.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike: Salt Marsh (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/nature-exploration-hike-salt-marsh-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/nature-exploration-hike-salt-marsh-light Date: April 20, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public.

On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 12:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:44 EST
<![CDATA[Salamander Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/salamander-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/salamander-exploration Date: April 20, 2014

Salamanders are an indicator species of a healthy environment. Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you through the woods in search of amphibians and other forest floor critters.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:13 EST
<![CDATA[Earth Day Upcycling Ideas and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/earth-day-upcycling-ideas-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/earth-day-upcycling-ideas-and-crafts Date: April 20, 2014

Join the Rangers in this celebration of Earth Day. Engage your creative side and breathe new life into reusable items.

All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:19 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/house-tours Date: April 20, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:06 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Beach Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/kids-beach-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/kids-beach-exploration Date: April 20, 2014

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

We will encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 1:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:20 EST