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 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:07:31 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[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/strata Date: April 24, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:44 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: April 24, 2014

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

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 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:47 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: April 24, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 3-4 year olds and their caregivers. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:47 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 24, 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 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 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[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 24, 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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2014-04-24 2014-04-24 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:48 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/adaptive-track-and-field Date: April 24, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:26 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 24, 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 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 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/2014/04/24/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/bryant-park-games Date: April 24, 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 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 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/2014/04/24/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 24, 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 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:20 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/chair-yoga Date: April 24, 2014

Get into yoga! This session of mindful, seated exercise will convince you of the benefits of this popular practice.

People with disabilities and who are able-bodied are welcome. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

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 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:46 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 24, 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 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:08 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: April 24, 2014

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:44 EST
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/blooming-naturalists Date: April 24, 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 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 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[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/nature-on-the-go Date: April 24, 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 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 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[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/animal-encounter Date: April 24, 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 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 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[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/garden-crew1 Date: April 24, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:43 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: April 24, 2014

Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7547, -73.9841 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:55 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: April 24, 2014

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

Bootcamp is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 25, 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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2014-04-25 2014-04-25 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie Spring Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series Date: April 25, 2014

A beginner-level class also suitable for those who want to deepen their practice in a steady, mindful approach.

Taught by certified Anusara® yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space.

Ten classes. Class size limited to 12. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:55 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 25, 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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2014-04-25 2014-04-25 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:48 EST
<![CDATA[Antique Garden Furniture Fair: Antiques for the Garden and the Garden Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/antique-garden-furniture-fair-antiques-for-the-garden-and-the-garden-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/antique-garden-furniture-fair-antiques-for-the-garden-and-the-garden-room Date: April 25, 2014

Long held as the country's most renowned stage for authentic garden antiques and rarities, the Antique Garden Furniture Fair returns to The New York Botanical Garden with an expansive collection of ornament, decorative art, and timeless furniture for the home and garden. More than 30 established exhibitors display centuries of classic design inspiration gathered from across the United States and Europe.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-25 2014-04-25 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:31 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/sit-aerobics Date: April 25, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-04-25 2014-04-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:36 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 25, 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 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[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 25, 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:20 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/bryant-park-games Date: April 25, 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 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/2014/04/25/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 25, 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:12 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/adaptive-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/adaptive-fitness Date: April 25, 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: April 25, 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 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[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 25, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some 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: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:41 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 25, 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:08 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/bryant-park-fencing Date: April 25, 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:59 EST
<![CDATA[Arbor Day Great Tree Walk at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/arbor-day-great-tree-walk-at-conference-house-park4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/arbor-day-great-tree-walk-at-conference-house-park4 Date: April 25, 2014

Celebrate Arbor Day 2014 with a Great Tree Walk at Conference House Park. Discover the many unique 'arboricultural' treasures within the park. Walk will be led by a NYC Parks and Recreation arborist.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1462

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339bf9c62e61.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:31 EST
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/blooming-naturalists Date: April 25, 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 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[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/house-tours Date: April 25, 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 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/2014/04/25/adaptive-weight-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/adaptive-weight-training Date: April 25, 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:26 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/adapted-aquatics2 Date: April 25, 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/nature-on-the-go Date: April 25, 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 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/2014/04/25/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/seasonal-crafts Date: April 25, 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/animal-encounter Date: April 25, 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 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[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/adapted-aquatics1 Date: April 25, 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/adapted-aquatics Date: April 25, 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 4:00 pm 5:45 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:16 EST
<![CDATA[College Day: Never Too Young]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/college-day-never-too-young http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/college-day-never-too-young Date: April 25, 2014

Kids and teens are welcome to learn about college and possibilities for the future!

The event asks kids what they want to be when they grow up, and it teaches them how they can get there. Activities include talks, banner-making and other arts and crafts, performances, and guidance, all made possible by the kids participating.

For more information, please call Owen Dolen Recreation Center at (718) 829-0156.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.8394, -73.8436 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: April 25, 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer for the High Rock Challenge Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/high-rock-challenge-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/high-rock-challenge-race Date: April 26, 2014

Volunteers are needed to assist with refreshments and directing runners with challenges. There are multiple locations and start times. To volunteer, you must be age 14 and up, those under 14 may participate if they are accompanied by an adult. Gloves and tools are provided. Please bring water and a light snack with you.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 7:00 am 40.5845, -74.1251 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[High Rock Challenge 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/high-rock-challenge-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/high-rock-challenge-2014 Date: April 26, 2014

The High Rock Challenge Adventure Race is held in memory of NYPD Officer John Kelly. Two-member teams must run together at all times and compete in mystery events, which are located throughout the approximately 10-K (and no longer than 13-K) course. Mystery events are cleverly designed and encourage teamwork as well as mental and physical acumen. Events are not revealed until race day when you’re on the course. Proceeds from the High Rock Challenge help support Greenbelt trail maintenance and environmental education programs.

Start time: 8:00 a.m. staggered start; various start times will be assigned when you register.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Greenbelt

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 8:00 am 40.5871, -74.1327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d595096a255.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 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[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 26, 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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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walk with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bird-walk1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bird-walk1 Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 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[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:42 EST
<![CDATA[The Wildlife Conservation Society's Run for the Wild 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/the-wildlife-conservation-societys-run-for-the-wild-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/the-wildlife-conservation-societys-run-for-the-wild-2014 Date: April 26, 2014

Con Edison presents the 6th annual WCS Run for the Wild 5K run and family fun run/walk.

This year’s run/walk is dedicated to saving elephants by raising funds to support the recently launched 96 Elephants Campaign. 96 Elephants is working to: secure moratoria on the sale of ivory; bolster protection of African elephants; and educate the public about the link between ivory consumption and the elephant poaching crisis.

The 5k race for individual runners will begin at 8:00 a.m.; casual runners and walkers can take part in the Family Fun Run/Walk at 8:45 a.m.

More than 5,000 runners and walkers are registered to participate.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 8:00 am 40.85, -73.8808 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[20th Parkinson’s Unity Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/20th-parkinsons-unity-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/20th-parkinsons-unity-walk Date: April 26, 2014

Take a gentle 1.4-mile walk around Central Park and help raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease research.

All of donations go to research. It is also a day of community and education. Informational booths will be open.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (866) 789-9255

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 8:30 am 2:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: April 26, 2014

Well known for his urban vistas, Daniel Hauben has spent many a lovely day painting Bronx parks.

His new exhibit at the Poe Park VIsitor Center includes giclee prints on canvas and paper, as well as original oil and pastel paintings in locations such as Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, Wave Hill, Saint James Park, Old Fort Four Park, Pelham Bay Park, and Poe Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:27 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: April 26, 2014

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:03 EST
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day Date: April 26, 2014

Seven years ago, the city launched MillionTreesNYC with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the city. The benefits to be gained were clear: improved air and water quality; reduced pollution from storm water runoff, flooding and erosion; and reduced energy costs, to name a few.
But MillionTreesNYC is just the first step in enhancing and preserving New York City's urban forest. Tree care and stewardship are the next critical steps to ensuring the survival of our urban forest.
This spring's MillionTreesNYC forest restoration day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by the Natural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.
Since 2007, we have come a long way towards reaching our goal of planting one million trees, and we are confident that we will get there. We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.
Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:
  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch

Register online, registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Marine Park at E. 36th Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6054, -73.9276 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533dc9dd19b65.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:31 EST
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day1 Date: April 26, 2014

Seven years ago, the city launched MillionTreesNYC with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the city. The benefits to be gained were clear: improved air and water quality; reduced pollution from storm water runoff, flooding and erosion; and reduced energy costs, to name a few.

But MillionTreesNYC is just the first step in enhancing and preserving New York City's urban forest. Tree care and stewardship are the next critical steps to ensuring the survival of our urban forest.

This spring's MillionTreesNYC forest restoration day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by the Natural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

Since 2007, we have come a long way towards reaching our goal of planting one million trees, and we are confident that we will get there. We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch

Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533dc9dd19b65.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:31 EST
<![CDATA[Walk MS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/walk-ms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/walk-ms Date: April 26, 2014

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other - a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we've made and to show the power of our connections. When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 10,000 people living with MS in our community. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts. Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today.

There is no registration fee, but all participants are encouraged to raise a minimum of $125. Any individual who raises $125 receives a free Walk MS t-shirt.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 1150 Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.6195, -74.1074 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:43 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:29 EST
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:25 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bird-walk Date: April 26, 2014

Sherman Creek Park offers a diversity of ecosystems that provide habitat for many of New York City’s bird species.

Come check out some of the best birding spots in Manhattan and learn how New York Restoration Project’s approach to landscape management supports these populations.

Please RSVP by email.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.8611, -73.918 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:46 EST
<![CDATA[Birding Bonanza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/birding-bonanza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/birding-bonanza Date: April 26, 2014

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance 's Natural Areas Team invites you for a free day of birdwatching and fun! We'll explore our wetlands and woodlands in search of resident and migratory birds. There will also be bird-themed arts & crafts and lemonade and light refreshments. Binoculars and birding guides will be provided.
This event is suitable for children ages 7-14 accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Registration is recommended. To register, email Christopher.Girgenti@parks.nyc.gov or call (212) 860-1899.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339d22f91883.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Willow Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/birding-willow-lake http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/birding-willow-lake Date: April 26, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 40.7227, -73.827 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:49 EST
<![CDATA[Antique Garden Furniture Fair: Antiques for the Garden and the Garden Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/antique-garden-furniture-fair-antiques-for-the-garden-and-the-garden-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/antique-garden-furniture-fair-antiques-for-the-garden-and-the-garden-room Date: April 26, 2014

Long held as the country's most renowned stage for authentic garden antiques and rarities, the Antique Garden Furniture Fair returns to The New York Botanical Garden with an expansive collection of ornament, decorative art, and timeless furniture for the home and garden. More than 30 established exhibitors display centuries of classic design inspiration gathered from across the United States and Europe.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:31 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Plant Starts Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/greenthumb-workshop-plant-starts-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/greenthumb-workshop-plant-starts-giveaway Date: April 26, 2014

Please join GreenThumb to get your vegetable transplants at our annual giveaway, plus free tips on square foot gardening.

Starts will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and are solely for community garden groups.

Please RSVP at the link below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6898, -73.9485 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:49 EST
<![CDATA[History of the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/history-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/history-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir Date: April 26, 2014

Join Charles Monaco, local resident and history buff, on a tour of the reservoir and learn about its inception, cultural impact, and role as part of the "Brooklyn Waterworks."

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Forest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/its-my-park-day-at-forest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/its-my-park-day-at-forest-park Date: April 26, 2014

Please join the Friends of Queens Way as they clean up Forest Park.

They will be picking up trash and removing overgrown weeds. With your help, we can sustain an inviting and a beautiful park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5961

Location:

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 2:00 pm Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:14 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Kissena Corridor Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/its-my-park-day-at-kissena-corridor-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/its-my-park-day-at-kissena-corridor-park Date: April 26, 2014

Please join Boy Scout Troop 754 as they clean, paint and spruce up the park on It's My Park Day.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 238-3761

Location: Garden at Kissena Corridor Park

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7524, -73.7922 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:15 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 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/2014/04/26/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 26, 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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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:48 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 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[Earth Day in Jamaica Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/earth-day-in-jamaica-bay6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/earth-day-in-jamaica-bay6 Date: April 26, 2014

Join us for a fun day of educational and community service events in Broad Channel, Queens. Bring your children, friends and family to help make our community spaces greener and to help our salt marsh habitats thrive this year!
All cleanup volunteers are eligible to win two free concert tickets to see world famous musician, Jack Johnson, perform at Jones Beach Theatre on Saturday, June 7th, 2014, courtesy of Skraptacular and the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation.
To be eligible, you must register in advance for the cleanup and check in at our registration desk the day of the cleanup. Click here to register.
The ticket winner will be announced on our Facebook page, so please "Like Us" on Facebook!
Volunteer Information:
10 AM - 12 Noon: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge ecology walk with Don Riepe of the American Littoral Society. Meet at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel, Queens, NY.
12 Noon: Check-in for Community Cleanup of Sunset Cove & American Park. All volunteers are required to sign volunteer waivers.
12:15 PM: Dan Mundy Sr. and Dan Mundy Jr. of the Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers and Elizabeth Stoehr of the American Littoral Society present a short talk about the Marsh Restoration Initiative.
12:30 PM – 3 PM: Cleanup begins. Bring gloves, water, insect repellant, sunscreen and wear appropriate shoes. Long pants recommended.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 474-0896

Location: Broad Channel American Ball Fields

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5965, -73.8208 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:18 EST
<![CDATA[Edible Gardening Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/edible-gardening-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/edible-gardening-workshop Date: April 26, 2014

Children’s Garden Manager Lauren Gill demonstrates sustainable methods to create an edible mini garden for your backyard, deck, or window box. Learn how to grow fresh, delicious food at home in a way that is easily integrated into a busy schedule.

Registration requested at info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:20 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/fitness-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/fitness-hike-vigorous Date: April 26, 2014

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

Fitness Hikes feature less talking and more walking, for those who don’t mind a vigorous two-hour hike.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[Coney Island Family Day: Gardening at Surfside]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/coney-island-family-day-block-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/coney-island-family-day-block-party Date: April 26, 2014

Come celebrate spring at 1st Annual Coney Island Family Day.

Join the Surfside Community Garden in celebrating Coney Island Family Day's block party with the start of its planting season. Stop by!

The block party will be held on West 29th Street between Surfside and Mermaid Avenues. Enjoy music, food, contests and more fun for the whole family! Participants in the block party’s contests will be entered to win donated prizes from Applebee’s, the Brooklyn Cyclones and other businesses.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 594-7895

Location: Surfside Community Garden

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.573, -73.9947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:06 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:10 EST
<![CDATA[Protect Your Beach: Plant Beach Grass With NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/protect-your-beach-plant-beach-grass-with-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/protect-your-beach-plant-beach-grass-with-nyc-parks Date: April 26, 2014

Registration is full for this event.

Join NYC Parks in protecting and stabilizing new dunes in Rockaway. 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 of the dune from Beach 109th to Beach 116th Streets. Please dress in warm, comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes, and bring a reusable water bottle and snacks. There will be no place to store personal items.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. This event is rain or shine. 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: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3440

Location: Beach 108th Street & Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8287 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fca5341255.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:00 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Exercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shaking-in-your-seat Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:20 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:30 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Street Games: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: April 26, 2014

Shape up at the 7th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem, hosted by NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company!

The class is held on the pool deck of Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center. It's recommended for teens and adults, but children are welcome with adult supervision.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-1319

Location: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 11:30 am 40.7935, -73.9367 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:27 EST
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/prospect-park-fair1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/prospect-park-fair1 Date: April 26, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance welcomes all Brooklynites to enjoy a day of family fun at the Prospect Park Fair. There will be live entertainment, vendors, food trucks, tennis demonstrations, a Pop-Up Audubon, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53274b60b150d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:00 EST
<![CDATA[Pure Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/pure-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/pure-meditation Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:01 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (vigorous): Lower Hudson River Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous-lower-hudson-river-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous-lower-hudson-river-parks Date: April 26, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On this long distance vigorous hike, explore the city’s rich history and fantastic views along the Hudson River.

Registration required. Please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 16th

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Bowling Green

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M007 Bowling Green 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 40.705, -74.0137 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:44 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Thomas Jefferson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/learn-to-ride-street-games-at-thomas-jefferson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/learn-to-ride-street-games-at-thomas-jefferson-park Date: April 26, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 114th Street & First Avenue (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7941, -73.9361 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:24 EST
<![CDATA[Arbor Day Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/arbor-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/arbor-day-celebration Date: April 26, 2014

NYC Parks Forester, John Kilcullen will lead a discussion in Tappen Park about the importance of planting and caring for our neighborhood trees. Attendees will participate in planting Kousa Dogwood trees in the park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tappen Park

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R028 Tappen Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6268, -74.0769 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:31 EST
<![CDATA[Earth Fest at Battery Urban Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/earth-fest-at-battery-urban-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/earth-fest-at-battery-urban-farm Date: April 26, 2014

Kick off the start of Battery Urban Farm’s season and celebrate Earth Day at Earth Fest! The Battery Conservancy will hold Earth Fest on Saturday, April 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This free, family-friendly, fun event will offer activities for all ages including arts and crafts, fresh food tastings, farm tours, and live music. Families are encouraged to pack a picnic, but lunch will also be available for purchase from Gogo Grill.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7033, -74.0148 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:19 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/esl-class Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 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/2014/04/26/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-games Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 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/2014/04/26/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:12 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:20 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 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[World Tai Chi Day at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/world-tai-chi-day-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/world-tai-chi-day-at-bryant-park Date: April 26, 2014

Help us kick off Bryant Park's Tai Chi season with free classes and a continuous demonstration of Tai Chi to celebrate this global holiday. Presented by the Tai Chi Chuan Center.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:54 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Street Games: Fitness for the Mind and Body]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-fitness-for-the-mind-and-body http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-fitness-for-the-mind-and-body Date: April 26, 2014

Shape up at the 7th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem, hosted by NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company!

The class is held at the Street Games event in Thomas Jefferson Park. Enter at 114th Street. It's recommended for teens and adults, but children are welcome with adult supervision.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1319

Location: Thomas Jefferson Park

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7931, -73.9353 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:21 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Street Games: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-zumba Date: April 26, 2014

Shape up at the 7th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem, hosted by NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company!

The class is held at the Street Games event in Thomas Jefferson Park. Enter at 114th Street. It's recommended for teens and adults, but children are welcome with adult supervision.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1319

Location: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:00 pm 12:30 pm 40.7935, -73.9367 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:21 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Regional Chili Cookoff]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/nyc-regional-chili-cookoff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/nyc-regional-chili-cookoff Date: April 26, 2014

Come visit New York City’s authentic living history village for the only chili cook-off within the five boroughs that has been sanctioned by the International Chili Society!

This family-oriented event that includes chili sampling, judging, cash prizes, amusements, and live entertainment.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[St. George Day: Earth Day & Arts Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/st-george-day-earth-day-arts-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/st-george-day-earth-day-arts-festival Date: April 26, 2014

This annual spring festival celebrates Earth Day, the arts, community, and, most importantly, dragons. This rain or shine event will have giant puppets, a kid zone, music and dance, storytellings, and a dragon feast food zone.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tompkinsville Park

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R024 Tompkinsville Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6374, -74.0764 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:42 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 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[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: April 26, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:31 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:10 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Street Games: Speed, Strength, and Agility Drills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-speed-strength-and-agility-drills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-speed-strength-and-agility-drills Date: April 26, 2014

Shape up at the 7th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem, hosted by NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company!

The class is held at the Street Games event in Thomas Jefferson Park. Enter at 114th Street. It's recommended for teens and adults, but children are welcome with adult supervision.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1319

Location: Thomas Jefferson Park

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:30 pm 12:45 pm 40.7931, -73.9353 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:21 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC at Street Games: Hot Hula Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-hot-hula-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-at-street-games-hot-hula-fitness Date: April 26, 2014

Shape up at the 7th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem, hosted by NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company!

The class is held at the Street Games event in Thomas Jefferson Park. Enter at 114th Street. It's recommended for teens and adults, but children are welcome with adult supervision.

Start time: 12:45 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1319

Location: Thomas Jefferson Park

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 12:45 pm 1:15 pm 40.7931, -73.9353 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:21 EST