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 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:15:10 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/2014/03/31/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/strata Date: March 31, 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 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:45 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 31, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Chair/Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/chairsit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/chairsit-aerobics Date: March 31, 2014

Get a full cardio workout without using machines! Great for those with limited mobility or those in wheelchairs.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:47 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: March 31, 2014

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

Aerobics class is a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:20 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 31, 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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2014-03-31 2014-03-31 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:22 EST
<![CDATA[Free Tax Preparation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/free-tax-preparation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/free-tax-preparation Date: March 31, 2014

Get free tax preparation help at Owen Dolen Recreation Center, sponsored by AARP.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Golden Age Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.8406, -73.8428 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:40 EST
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/monday-movement Date: March 31, 2014

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:33 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/sit-aerobics Date: March 31, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance with minimal impact on joints. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:15 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2014-03-31 2014-03-31 11:15 am 12:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:38 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 31, 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 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST
<![CDATA[Master Composter Certificate Course with the NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden Date: March 31, 2014

The Master Composter Certificate Course is a wonderful way to become more involved in the composting community in Queens and to share your love for composting with others! You will gain a deeper understanding of composting in NYC and support in creating a compost-related project of your design. Master composters play a vital role in educating New Yorkers about the joys of composting in the city.

To apply, use the online application at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/compost/compostproj.shtml.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 7, 2014.

Learn more about becoming a Master Composter: http://www.queensbotanical.org/Education/compost/master_composter

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-31 2014-03-31 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:27 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: March 31, 2014

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

Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning is a strength and conditioning class that will elevate your heart rate, build muscle, increase flexibility and burn fat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: March 31, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays! The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running. The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine. Everyone will meet on the porch of Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:30 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run1 Date: March 31, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays!

The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:31 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/31/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: March 31, 2014

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

Body Blast is a moderate impact aerobics workout, with strength training exercises for overall fitness.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-03-31 2014-03-31 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:21 EST
<![CDATA[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: April 1, 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: 1:30 am

End time: 2:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 1:30 am 2:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:25 EST
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 1, 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 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 1, 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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2014-04-01 2014-04-01 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/strata Date: April 1, 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 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:45 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 1, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 1, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 1, 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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2014-04-01 2014-04-01 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:22 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 1, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:30 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/bryant-park-games Date: April 1, 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 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 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/2014/04/01/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 1, 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 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:19 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 1, 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 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:12 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/adaptive-track-and-field Date: April 1, 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 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:26 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/abs-work-out Date: April 1, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 1, 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 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: April 1, 2014

Explore the park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.

Route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

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

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

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 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 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[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/meditation-class Date: April 1, 2014

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:28 EST
<![CDATA[Pruning and Training Fruit Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/pruning-and-training-fruit-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/pruning-and-training-fruit-trees Date: April 1, 2014

Learn how to prune fruit trees to improve production and protect tree health. This workshop will also cover the basics of training young fruit trees.

Grow to Learn registered schools only may request soil, compost, and lumber for fall delivery.

Please RSVP for this workshop.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: P.S. 443 The Family School Garden

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2014-04-01 2014-04-01 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.8322, -73.9175 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:00 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: April 1, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:10 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: April 1, 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 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/01/wheelchair-basketball Date: April 1, 2014

Join the Brooklyn Nets wheelchair basketball team for a practice in the gymnasium!

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 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 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:49 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 2, 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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2014-04-02 2014-04-02 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 2, 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 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/strata Date: April 2, 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 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:45 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 2, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Chair/Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/chairsit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/chairsit-aerobics Date: April 2, 2014

Get a full cardio workout without using machines! Great for those with limited mobility or those in wheelchairs.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:47 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 2, 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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2014-04-02 2014-04-02 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:22 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/sit-aerobics Date: April 2, 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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2014-04-02 2014-04-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:36 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 2, 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 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 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/2014/04/02/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/bryant-park-games Date: April 2, 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 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 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/2014/04/02/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 2, 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 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: April 2, 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 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 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[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 2, 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 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Weight Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/adaptive-weight-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/adaptive-weight-training Date: April 2, 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 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:27 EST
<![CDATA[Field of Greens: Grow a Spring Salad!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/field-of-greens-grow-a-spring-salad http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/field-of-greens-grow-a-spring-salad Date: April 2, 2014

Looking for something quick and easy to plant that you can harvest early in the spring? Growing a bed of baby greens is just that! Come join us at the Grow to Learn Demonstration Garden as we learn how to prepare plant, maintain, and harvest a bed of baby greens.

Grow to Learn registered schools will receive seeds to plant their baby greens! First come, first served, while supplies last.

Please RSVP for this workshop.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: GrowNYC Greening Library

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2014-04-02 2014-04-02 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:32 EST
<![CDATA[Jamaica Bay Greenway Community Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/jamaica-bay-greenway-community-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/jamaica-bay-greenway-community-workshops Date: April 2, 2014

The NYC Department of Transportation and the Regional Plan Association will be continuing their work to create a cohesive, connected, an user-friendly greenway route around Jamaica Bay by hosting public workshops. There will be four workshops held in communities around the bay in March and April. Come voice your ideas and give feedback on improving access to the greenway, waterfront, and amazing parkland in an around the bay. Please RSVP to jamaicabaygreenway@dot.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 546-4318

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center

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2014-04-02 2014-04-02 6:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6086, -73.9375 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:18 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/02/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: April 2, 2014

Yoga - Relax and Stretch is an open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2014-04-02 2014-04-02 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 3, 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 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 3, 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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2014-04-03 2014-04-03 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: April 3, 2014

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

Stretch, Tone and Balance is a moderate, heart-pumping workout that strengthens and lengthens muscles and improves imbalance.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/strata Date: April 3, 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 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:45 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 3, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: April 3, 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 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:47 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 3, 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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2014-04-03 2014-04-03 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:22 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/adaptive-track-and-field Date: April 3, 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 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:26 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 3, 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 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 3, 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 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 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/2014/04/03/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/bryant-park-games Date: April 3, 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 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:01 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/chair-yoga Date: April 3, 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 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 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/2014/04/03/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 3, 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 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 3, 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 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063c99b6a83.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:35 EST
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-manhattan Date: April 3, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City!

Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City's green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City
  • Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk.

Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle.

All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required

Start time: 3:15 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7254

Location: Corner of West 149th St & Frederick Douglass Blvd

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2014-04-03 2014-04-03 3:15 pm 5:00 pm 40.8254, -73.9401 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:32 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: April 3, 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 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Urban Cemeteries and Stewardship: Reclaim, Restore and Maintain - Abandoned Cemeteries in Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/urban-cemeteries-and-stewardship-reclaim-restore-and-maintain-abandoned-cemeteries-in-staten-island3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/03/urban-cemeteries-and-stewardship-reclaim-restore-and-maintain-abandoned-cemeteries-in-staten-island3 Date: April 3, 2014

Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries, Inc. under the guidance of its executive director, Lynn Rogers, has restored eleven abandoned cemeteries. The cemeteries date from the year 1630 and include a Native American Lenape burial ground. Once dreaded blights, these sites have been converted into welcoming landscapes with unique historical and educational value. In this lecture, Ms. Rogers will explore the gras-roots efforts that led to their recovery.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8240

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-03 2014-04-03 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5331cc6eb8589.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:27 EST
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 4, 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 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 4, 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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2014-04-04 2014-04-04 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/strata Date: April 4, 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 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:45 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie Spring Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series Date: April 4, 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 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:56 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/womens-work-exhibit Date: April 4, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:53 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 4, 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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2014-04-04 2014-04-04 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:22 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/sit-aerobics Date: April 4, 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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2014-04-04 2014-04-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:36 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/bryant-park-games Date: April 4, 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 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 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/2014/04/04/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: April 4, 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 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:21 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/bryant-park-kubb Date: April 4, 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 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 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/2014/04/04/adaptive-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/adaptive-fitness Date: April 4, 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 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 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/2014/04/04/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: April 4, 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 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 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: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 4, 2014

Learn about Central Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves 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) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff01584e37.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:36 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 4, 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 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/house-tours Date: April 4, 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 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 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/2014/04/04/adaptive-weight-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/adaptive-weight-training Date: April 4, 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 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 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/2014/04/04/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: April 4, 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 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:33 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/seasonal-crafts Date: April 4, 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 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:14 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom - Cleopatra's Needle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom-cleopatras-needle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom-cleopatras-needle Date: April 4, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. In celebration of the Conservancy's upcoming work to restore the Obelisk and the exhibit, Cleopatra's Needle, currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, special tours will take place on April 4, 5, and 6 which will highlight the monument commonly known as Cleopatra's Needle. 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: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:33 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/adapted-aquatics2 Date: April 4, 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 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/adapted-aquatics1 Date: April 4, 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 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 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/2014/04/04/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/adapted-aquatics Date: April 4, 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 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 4:00 pm 5:45 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:16 EST
<![CDATA[First Friday! Music & Trolley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/first-friday-music-trolley http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/first-friday-music-trolley Date: April 4, 2014

Back by popular demand: folk trio Hawthorne featuring Nat Osborn, Aimee Bayles, and Karna Ray.

The trolley makes a continuous loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum to City Island. Explore the museum, stroll the garden, and savor light refreshments.

Registration requested.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:34 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/04/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: April 4, 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 2014-04-04 2014-04-04 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: April 5, 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 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: April 5, 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 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 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/2014/04/05/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 5, 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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2014-04-05 2014-04-05 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/2014/04/05/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/bird-walk Date: April 5, 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 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 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[Taiwan: A World of Orchids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/taiwan-a-world-of-orchids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/taiwan-a-world-of-orchids Date: April 5, 2014

Enjoy a display of stunning orchids (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.), along with children's activities (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.), garden tour (1:00 p.m.), and live musical performance (2:30 p.m.). Plus enjoy tea and a sampling of Taiwanese treats, while supplies last. Presented in partnership with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office.

Visit again on Sunday for Queens Botanical Garden's plant and orchid sale!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-05 2014-04-05 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531a025b36e4b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:16 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 5, 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 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:29 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: April 5, 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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2014-04-05 2014-04-05 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:22 EST
<![CDATA[Annual Shearing of the Heather Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/annual-shearing-of-the-heather-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/annual-shearing-of-the-heather-celebration Date: April 5, 2014

The three-acre Heather Garden is the site of our annual rite of spring – the shearing of the heather by members of the Northeast Heather Society and garden staff. In addition to the shearing, visitors can take tours of the garden, learn what is so special about heaths and heathers, hear Scottish bagpipes, and join a Skraptacular children’s workshop while enjoying the garden’s spring beauty and panoramic views of the Hudson River and New Jersey Palisades.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53221c909e47d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:31 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Exercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/05/shaking-in-your-seat Date: April 5, 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 2014-04-05 2014-04-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:20 EST