NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:42:36 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[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: September 25, 2013

Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other “unintentional” plants in tandem with human movement. Artist Ellie Irons created colors by extracting pigments from these local, invasive plants, and uses them to construct map-like portraits to illustrate the species’ movement into local ecosystems

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-09-25 2013-09-25 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/photoville Date: September 25, 2013

PHOTOVILLE will be a feisty mix of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on workshops, nighttime projections, photo dog run, and a summer beer-garden that will create a photographic destination like no other at Pier 5.
This exciting new public art experience is presented by Photo District News, United Photo Industries, and Brooklyn Bridge Park.
In addition to PHOTOVILLE, THE FENCE at PHOTOVILLE will be a public photographic installation like no other. The park's greenway fence will become an outdoor photo gallery, celebrating the essence of "Community: Home/Street/People/Creatures/Play." Photographers of all levels are invited to submit images that fit into the "Community" theme.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 9:00 am 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/flow13 Date: September 25, 2013

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, the annual summer art exhibit along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park’s island environment. Each year, FLOW features five site specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event’s Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall’s Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience.

FLOW.13 – this year's third annual exhibition – will be open to the public every day from June-November, and will feature five new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment. The five installations are located along the southern shoreline of Randall's Island Park.

FLOW is made possible through support from Made Event, proud producers of The Electric Zoo Festival, NYC’s largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall’s Island Park.

The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall’s Island Park, in the midst of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Hill Park, Caring for Young Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/inwood-hill-park-caring-for-young-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/inwood-hill-park-caring-for-young-trees Date: September 25, 2013

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Inwood Hill Park to care for newly planted trees. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty.

Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Dyckman & Staff Streets (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8678, -73.93 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition - Notched Bodies: Insects In Contemporary Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art Date: September 25, 2013

This exhibition features eleven contemporary artists who offer probing personal interpretations on the importance of insects through a variety of media: Brandon Ballengée, Joianne Bittle, Rebecca Clark, Emilie Clark, Talia Greene, Asuka Hishiki, Julian Montague, Lisa Murch, Julia Oldham, Christy Rupp, and Ben Snead. The show is curated by Jennifer Lantzas, NYC Parks’ Public Art Coordinator.

This exhibition takes its name from ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle’s classification of insects by their similar traits: six legs and clearly segmented or “notched” bodies. Humans have had a long and complex relationship with insects. Their alien appearance can be jarring or off-putting, but upon closer inspection insects are works of art. They are often seen as pests or invaders; however, their critical role in our ecosystem and daily lives is increasingly clear as urban farming, gardening, and the impact of syndromes like Colony Collapse Disorder become prevalent. Insects are keen indicators of the health of our environment. They help break down and decompose rotting materials, which reintroduces rich nutrients into the soil. They are also the first line of defense against invasive plants and other harmful insects.

Located on the Arsenal lawn, Brandon Ballengée’s outdoor light installation creates interactions between nocturnal arthropods and humans. In the gallery, Joianne Bittle’s Goliath Beetle is removed from his natural surroundings and placed on a gold background, referencing religious icons from the Byzantine era. A botanic wallpaper installation by Talia Greene is inhabited by a colony of weaver ants, illustrating our vain attempts to impose order on the natural world. Faux books and records designed by Julian Montague document the hypothetical history of pest control. In her videos, Julia Oldham translates insects’ behaviors into choreographed performances. Ben Snead paints insects in geometric patterns—a personal classification system based on aesthetics rather than science. Rebecca Clark, Emilie Clark, Asuka Hishiki, Lisa Murch, and Christy Rupp also present diverse artworks that herald insects as fascinating creatures to be studied, understood and celebrated.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521671b5e9e1a.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[House Work Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/house-work-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/house-work-exhibition Date: September 25, 2013

Inspired by historical homes, including those in the Bronx, Cara Lynch’s exhibition of prints and installations is a window into the world of intricate patterns from past centuries. House Work explores Lynch’s concern and interest in feminine identity and the home, much like the domestic craft work created by 18th and 19th century housewives. Going beyond simple ornamentation, her intensely hand-worked woodcuts clearly illustrate her belief in the purification of self through meditative labor—quietly expressing frustration, instability and obsession through intricate or repeating patterns influence by historic textiles, window dressings, and wallpaper.NYC Parks is pleased to announce the exhibition House Work, a series of prints and installations by Cara Lynch on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center through October 5, 2013. Inspired by historical homes, including those in the Bronx, this hsow is a window into the world of intricate patterns from past centuries and goes beyond simple ornamentatin.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: September 25, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: September 25, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Soundview Park,Soundview Park Field House (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703; 40.8194, -73.8778 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: September 25, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis and yoga instruction in 2 different parks in Brooklyn.

This season, CityParks Seniors Fitness returns for six weeks to Marine Park in Southeast Brooklyn and South Oxford Park in Fort Greene. All activities will take place twice a week for one hour at each park through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

The following is a detailed schedule for CityParks Seniors Fitness in Brooklyn for Fall 2013:

NOTE: Schedule subject to change. For the most up-to-date schedule visit: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/sports/seniors-fitness.

For more information about City Parks Foundation’s free Seniors Fitness programs, please call the Sports Department at (718) 760–6999.

BROOKLYN
Marine Park

Tennis – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11 AM – Tennis Courts at Ave. S and E. 32nd St.

Yoga – Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM – Nature Center at Ave. U and E 32nd St.

South Oxford Park

Yoga – Wednesdays/Fridays at 11 AM – Atlantic Commons between S. Oxford St. and Cumberland St.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga5 Date: September 25, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/catch-release-fishing Date: September 25, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: September 25, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9241 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: September 25, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Soundview Park,Soundview Park Field House (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703; 40.8194, -73.8778 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: September 25, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/greenbelt-peepers Date: September 25, 2013

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors [weather permitting] for 2 year olds and their caregiver.

Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450 x302

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Boot Camp Exercise Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/boot-camp-exercise-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/boot-camp-exercise-class Date: September 25, 2013

The boot camp exercise class is perfect for those wanting high energy activity.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/bryant-park-chess Date: September 25, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/bryant-park-petanque Date: September 25, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 25, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/bryant-park-games Date: September 25, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 25, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

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 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/bryant-park-reading-room Date: September 25, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: September 25, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis and yoga instruction in 2 different parks in Brooklyn.

This season, CityParks Seniors Fitness returns for six weeks to Marine Park in Southeast Brooklyn and South Oxford Park in Fort Greene. All activities will take place twice a week for one hour at each park through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

The following is a detailed schedule for CityParks Seniors Fitness in Brooklyn for Fall 2013:

NOTE: Schedule subject to change. For the most up-to-date schedule visit: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/sports/seniors-fitness.

For more information about City Parks Foundation’s free Seniors Fitness programs, please call the Sports Department at (718) 760–6999.

BROOKLYN
Marine Park

Tennis – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11 AM – Tennis Courts at Ave. S and E. 32nd St.

Yoga – Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM – Nature Center at Ave. U and E 32nd St.

South Oxford Park

Yoga – Wednesdays/Fridays at 11 AM – Atlantic Commons between S. Oxford St. and Cumberland St.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Oxford Park,South Oxford Street and Atlantic Commmons (in South Oxford Park)

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B407 South Oxford Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724; 40.6841, -73.9729 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 Date: September 25, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: W. 207 St. & Seaman Ave. (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.869, -73.9224 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 25, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels 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 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: September 25, 2013

This working collection is significant for the practical information, aesthetic guidance, and reading pleasure it gave early members. On view during public hours: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: September 25, 2013

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

Tickets available for purchase onsite. Space is limited. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in and audio equipment set up. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

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).

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice. For the latest information, check our Events Calendar.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d719068aaab.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/bryant-park-piano Date: September 25, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park.

Performance Schedule:
August
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September
2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman

Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/paper-arts-crafts Date: September 25, 2013

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts using multiple mediums.

Start time: 1:30 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 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[The Eyes Have It!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/the-eyes-have-it http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/the-eyes-have-it Date: September 25, 2013

Ever wonder what it would be like to have kaleidoscope eyes or see things from another animal's point of view. See things from the perspective of an insect, an owl, and other animals, and learn how other animals rely on senses other than sight to find their way around. Create a pair of fun-colored lenses that will change your perspective. Then we will take a short walk examining the layers of the forest in search of Greenbelt animals. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Free program sponsored by Time Warner Cable Connect a Million Minds. Registration required.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Soccer Clinic Featuring the New York Red Bulls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/youth-soccer-clinic-featuring-the-new-york-red-bulls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/youth-soccer-clinic-featuring-the-new-york-red-bulls Date: September 25, 2013

Join us for a fun day of drills and skills featuring a chance to meet players from the New York Red Bulls. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register please call (212) 348-4867.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Soccer Fields (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7914, -73.9595 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Soccer Clinic with the New York Red Bulls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/soccer-clinic-with-the-new-york-red-bulls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/soccer-clinic-with-the-new-york-red-bulls Date: September 25, 2013

Learn to play with the pros! Join us for a fun day of soccer drill and skills, and meet players from the New York Red Bulls. Ages 6 – 9. Space is limited; pre-registration required call (212) 348-4867 to register.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7911, -73.9597 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Building a Rainwater Harvesting System]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/fffffff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/fffffff Date: September 25, 2013

* This was originally scheduled for Sept. 4th, but has been moved to Sept. 25th to accomodate our gardeners.

Rainwater harvesting is the practice of catching and holding rain for later use. Since 2002, community gardens have been leading the charge to conserve water and redirect storm water runoff by collecting rainwater. This workshop will be an opportunity to learn more about these efforts and how you can build a simple two-barrel system using materials that are readily available and at little to no cost. In order to receive one of the 10 available RWH Kits (Rain Water Harvesting) your garden group must qualify by pre-registering and answering a few questions to determine if the system is a good fit for your site and your group.

Please email Lillian Reyes at lillian.reyes@parks.nyc.gov or call (212) 788-8070 .

Supplies: Materials for Rainwater Harvesting System

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Vogue Garden

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2013-09-25 2013-09-25 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8206, -73.914 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga - Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: September 25, 2013

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155be6fdd06e.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour: High Line Design Tour with VP of Planning and Design, Peter Mullan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/tour-high-line-design-tour-with-vp-of-planning-and-design-peter-mullan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/tour-high-line-design-tour-with-vp-of-planning-and-design-peter-mullan Date: September 25, 2013

Join Peter Mullan, Friends of the High Line Vice President for Planning & Design, to learn about the planning and development of the High Line and to get an insider’s look at the park’s unique design elements.

This High Line Program is open to visitors of all ages.

After your walking tour, enjoy dinner or a snack on the High Line. On the High Line between West 15th and West 16th Streets you will find tacos, gelato, ice pops, and more seasonal treats from our food vendors, as well as Terroir at The Porch, a full-service, open-air café serving beer, wine, and small plates with sweeping
views of the Hudson River. Learn more.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7467, -74.0057 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/522788cd60e94.png Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/sunset-pilates Date: September 25, 2013

Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill's Body in Balance Studio, for Sunset Pilates, an intermediate pilates mat class. Lou's teaching remains true to the basic tenets established by Joseph Pilates. Students will learn proper technique, core muscle strength, spinal alignment and shoulder stabilization.

A few notes:

  • Students should bring a good thick mat and a Dynaband. These items are not available for rental.
  • Classes are open to ages 16 and older.
  • Pilates experience is suggested.

About Lou:

Lou Cornacchia is owner of the Pilates studio, Body in Balance, in Cobble Hill. Her creative, energetic and caring approach to teaching Pilates has made her one of the best in her field and earned her a huge following throughout Brooklyn.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/25/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: September 25, 2013

A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

This program is free, and all are welcome, No registration is required.

For other Shape Up NYC locations, visit www.nyc.gov or call 311.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: B.86th Street & Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-09-25 2013-09-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5843, -73.8107 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: September 26, 2013

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpufdfdf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art's sculptural installation for fall 2013 is by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone and consists of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra), featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 6:00 am 40.7417, -73.988 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 26, 2013

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center for all ages and experience levels.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 26, 2013

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Saturdays, Tuesday and Thursday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Rain and weather / air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are cancelled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. After years of being a gym rat, I've seen the light, so to speak. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: September 26, 2013

Discover the varieties of birds that call Bryant Park home during the migratory season with guided tours.

Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.


Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft coffee kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7545, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: September 26, 2013

Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other “unintentional” plants in tandem with human movement. Artist Ellie Irons created colors by extracting pigments from these local, invasive plants, and uses them to construct map-like portraits to illustrate the species’ movement into local ecosystems

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-09-26 2013-09-26 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/photoville Date: September 26, 2013

PHOTOVILLE will be a feisty mix of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on workshops, nighttime projections, photo dog run, and a summer beer-garden that will create a photographic destination like no other at Pier 5.
This exciting new public art experience is presented by Photo District News, United Photo Industries, and Brooklyn Bridge Park.
In addition to PHOTOVILLE, THE FENCE at PHOTOVILLE will be a public photographic installation like no other. The park's greenway fence will become an outdoor photo gallery, celebrating the essence of "Community: Home/Street/People/Creatures/Play." Photographers of all levels are invited to submit images that fit into the "Community" theme.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 9:00 am 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/flow13 Date: September 26, 2013

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, the annual summer art exhibit along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park’s island environment. Each year, FLOW features five site specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event’s Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall’s Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience.

FLOW.13 – this year's third annual exhibition – will be open to the public every day from June-November, and will feature five new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment. The five installations are located along the southern shoreline of Randall's Island Park.

FLOW is made possible through support from Made Event, proud producers of The Electric Zoo Festival, NYC’s largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall’s Island Park.

The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall’s Island Park, in the midst of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition - Notched Bodies: Insects In Contemporary Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art Date: September 26, 2013

This exhibition features eleven contemporary artists who offer probing personal interpretations on the importance of insects through a variety of media: Brandon Ballengée, Joianne Bittle, Rebecca Clark, Emilie Clark, Talia Greene, Asuka Hishiki, Julian Montague, Lisa Murch, Julia Oldham, Christy Rupp, and Ben Snead. The show is curated by Jennifer Lantzas, NYC Parks’ Public Art Coordinator.

This exhibition takes its name from ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle’s classification of insects by their similar traits: six legs and clearly segmented or “notched” bodies. Humans have had a long and complex relationship with insects. Their alien appearance can be jarring or off-putting, but upon closer inspection insects are works of art. They are often seen as pests or invaders; however, their critical role in our ecosystem and daily lives is increasingly clear as urban farming, gardening, and the impact of syndromes like Colony Collapse Disorder become prevalent. Insects are keen indicators of the health of our environment. They help break down and decompose rotting materials, which reintroduces rich nutrients into the soil. They are also the first line of defense against invasive plants and other harmful insects.

Located on the Arsenal lawn, Brandon Ballengée’s outdoor light installation creates interactions between nocturnal arthropods and humans. In the gallery, Joianne Bittle’s Goliath Beetle is removed from his natural surroundings and placed on a gold background, referencing religious icons from the Byzantine era. A botanic wallpaper installation by Talia Greene is inhabited by a colony of weaver ants, illustrating our vain attempts to impose order on the natural world. Faux books and records designed by Julian Montague document the hypothetical history of pest control. In her videos, Julia Oldham translates insects’ behaviors into choreographed performances. Ben Snead paints insects in geometric patterns—a personal classification system based on aesthetics rather than science. Rebecca Clark, Emilie Clark, Asuka Hishiki, Lisa Murch, and Christy Rupp also present diverse artworks that herald insects as fascinating creatures to be studied, understood and celebrated.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521671b5e9e1a.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Maintain and Improve Randall's Island Wetlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/maintain-and-improve-randalls-island-wetlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/maintain-and-improve-randalls-island-wetlands Date: September 26, 2013

Join the Randall's Island Park Alliance Natural Areas Crew to improve and maintain the Randall's Island Park wetlands. There are two salt marshes and one fresh water marsh; they need plenty of TLC to thrive and continue to provide abundant and diverse natural habitats for local flora and fauna. Come learn wetlands ecology while contributing to the long term maintenance for these rich ecosystems.

RSVP required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899 x316

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[House Work Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/house-work-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/house-work-exhibition Date: September 26, 2013

Inspired by historical homes, including those in the Bronx, Cara Lynch’s exhibition of prints and installations is a window into the world of intricate patterns from past centuries. House Work explores Lynch’s concern and interest in feminine identity and the home, much like the domestic craft work created by 18th and 19th century housewives. Going beyond simple ornamentation, her intensely hand-worked woodcuts clearly illustrate her belief in the purification of self through meditative labor—quietly expressing frustration, instability and obsession through intricate or repeating patterns influence by historic textiles, window dressings, and wallpaper.NYC Parks is pleased to announce the exhibition House Work, a series of prints and installations by Cara Lynch on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center through October 5, 2013. Inspired by historical homes, including those in the Bronx, this hsow is a window into the world of intricate patterns from past centuries and goes beyond simple ornamentatin.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: September 26, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2013-09-26 2013-09-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: September 26, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: September 26, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8485, -73.8199 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: September 26, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6881, -73.7701 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: September 26, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/fitness-walk Date: September 26, 2013

Adults can join us on a free fitness walking program every Tuesday and Thursday morning. This program is terrific for adults of all ages. We have just extended this walk until October 31st.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 9:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Stretching, Toning, and Relaxation at the Poe Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/craniosacral-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/craniosacral-relaxation Date: September 26, 2013

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 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/catch-release-fishing Date: September 26, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: September 26, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2013-09-26 2013-09-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: September 26, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6881, -73.7701 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking1 Date: September 26, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis3 Date: September 26, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Inwood Hill Park,W. 207 St. & Seaman Ave. (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.873, -73.9254; 40.869, -73.9224 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: September 26, 2013

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors [weather permitting] for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver.

Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450 x302

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 10:00 am 10:45 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga4 Date: September 26, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: John Jay Park

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M045 John Jay Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7692, -73.9495 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/bryant-park-chess Date: September 26, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/bryant-park-petanque Date: September 26, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 26, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/bryant-park-games Date: September 26, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 26, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

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 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/bryant-park-reading-room Date: September 26, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: September 26, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis and yoga instruction in 2 different parks in Brooklyn.

This season, CityParks Seniors Fitness returns for six weeks to Marine Park in Southeast Brooklyn and South Oxford Park in Fort Greene. All activities will take place twice a week for one hour at each park through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

The following is a detailed schedule for CityParks Seniors Fitness in Brooklyn for Fall 2013:

NOTE: Schedule subject to change. For the most up-to-date schedule visit: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/sports/seniors-fitness.

For more information about City Parks Foundation’s free Seniors Fitness programs, please call the Sports Department at (718) 760–6999.

BROOKLYN
Marine Park

Tennis – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11 AM – Tennis Courts at Ave. S and E. 32nd St.

Yoga – Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM – Nature Center at Ave. U and E 32nd St.

South Oxford Park

Yoga – Wednesdays/Fridays at 11 AM – Atlantic Commons between S. Oxford St. and Cumberland St.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tennis Courts (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6082, -73.935 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: September 26, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 26, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels 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 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: September 26, 2013

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email to schedule a custom tour.

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).

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice. For the latest information, check our Events Calendar.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7073d1ff18.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/bryant-park-piano Date: September 26, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park.

Performance Schedule:
August
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September
2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman

Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/every-thursday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/every-thursday-high-line-field-station Date: September 26, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess Date: September 26, 2013

Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board from inside at our Human Chess games, where chess becomes a embodied team sport. All levels welcome!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/garden-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/garden-crew-training-session Date: September 26, 2013

The ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove need constant care; from watering to weeding, planting to dead-heading there is always work to be done in these gardens. Help maintain the Sherman Creek Gardens and join our Garden Crew on Thursday evenings this spring through fall.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2013-09-26 2013-09-26 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8588, -73.923 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360fad2696e.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Poetry Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/poetry-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/poetry-jam Date: September 26, 2013

An event for youth ages 12-21 to showcase their lyrical and creative skills to the community. All are welcome to attend and support our young poets. Recreation center membership is required in order to perform.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 520-5919

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 4:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Grant Writing & Garden Planning Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/grow-to-learn-grant-writing-garden-planning-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/grow-to-learn-grant-writing-garden-planning-workshop Date: September 26, 2013

Need help applying for a Grow to Learn Mini-Grant? Attend a grant-writing and garden design workshop! We will walk you through the application and garden design process and help answer any individual questions you may have.

RSVP required.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: GrowNYC Office

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2013-09-26 2013-09-26 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7139, -74.0054 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Plants You Can Use! A Horticulture Tour with High Line Gardeners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/plants-you-can-use-a-horticulture-tour-with-high-line-gardeners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/plants-you-can-use-a-horticulture-tour-with-high-line-gardeners Date: September 26, 2013

Take a walk with High Line Gardeners, Maeve Turner and Kaspar Wittlinger, to learn about horticulture on the High Line and the surprising uses of everyday plants!

This High Line Program is open to visitors of all ages.

After your walking tour, enjoy dinner or a snack on the High Line. On the High Line between West 15th and West 16th Streets you will find tacos, gelato, ice pops, and more seasonal treats from our food vendors, as well as Terroir at The Porch, a full-service, open-air café serving beer, wine, and small plates with sweeping views of the Hudson River.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7467, -74.0057 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52279d1c68b9c.png Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition Talk: A Gardener's Library]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/exhibition-talk-a-gardeners-library http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/26/exhibition-talk-a-gardeners-library Date: September 26, 2013

Guest curator Joseph Disponzio, noted author, scholar of garden history, and a preservation landscape architect with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, discusses the garden book collection assembled by the International Garden Club in the first quarter of the 20th century and the fascinating insights that he gained while curating the show.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-09-26 2013-09-26 7:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: September 27, 2013

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpufdfdf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art's sculptural installation for fall 2013 is by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone and consists of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra), featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-09-27 2013-09-27 6:00 am 40.7417, -73.988 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: September 27, 2013

Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other “unintentional” plants in tandem with human movement. Artist Ellie Irons created colors by extracting pigments from these local, invasive plants, and uses them to construct map-like portraits to illustrate the species’ movement into local ecosystems

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-09-27 2013-09-27 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Friday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/farmers-market-friday Date: September 27, 2013

Get fresh produce, nuts, coffee and nut butters from the Farmer's Market.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden Farmers Market (in Kissena Corridor Park)

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Q300 Kissena Corridor Park 2013-09-27 2013-09-27 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Dumbo Arts Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/dumbo-arts-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/dumbo-arts-festival Date: September 27, 2013

The Dumbo Arts Festival is a three-day celebration of art, music, and performance. It brings over 500 artists from a variety of fields, with 100 studios, 50 galleries, and 100 programming partners to DUMBO every fall, with performances, exhibitions, and much more, all against the backdrop of the Manhattan Skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Visitors can enjoy outdoor and indoor visual art installations and exhibitions, digital art and large scale projections. They can also visit artists in their studios,help make murals on the street, or watch dancers, poets and actors on street corners throughout the neighborhood. While the main events end earlier, the projections can be seen through midnight all three nights.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-27 2013-09-27 9:00 am 11:00 pm 40.7001, -73.9973 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/photoville Date: September 27, 2013

PHOTOVILLE will be a feisty mix of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on workshops, nighttime projections, photo dog run, and a summer beer-garden that will create a photographic destination like no other at Pier 5.
This exciting new public art experience is presented by Photo District News, United Photo Industries, and Brooklyn Bridge Park.
In addition to PHOTOVILLE, THE FENCE at PHOTOVILLE will be a public photographic installation like no other. The park's greenway fence will become an outdoor photo gallery, celebrating the essence of "Community: Home/Street/People/Creatures/Play." Photographers of all levels are invited to submit images that fit into the "Community" theme.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-27 2013-09-27 9:00 am 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/flow13 Date: September 27, 2013

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, the annual summer art exhibit along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park’s island environment. Each year, FLOW features five site specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event’s Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall’s Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience.

FLOW.13 – this year's third annual exhibition – will be open to the public every day from June-November, and will feature five new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment. The five installations are located along the southern shoreline of Randall's Island Park.

FLOW is made possible through support from Made Event, proud producers of The Electric Zoo Festival, NYC’s largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall’s Island Park.

The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall’s Island Park, in the midst of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-09-27 2013-09-27 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Planting Native Grasses in Fresh Creek Nature Preserve]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/fresh-creek-nature-preserve-planting-native-grasses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/fresh-creek-nature-preserve-planting-native-grasses Date: September 27, 2013

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Fresh Creek Nature Preserve to plant grasses native to the area. This work will help to protect and restore the area. Volunteers will be trained in planting techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech Lead at the corner of East 108th and Avenue M. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: East 108th Street and Avenue M (in Fresh Creek Nature Preserve)

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B384 Fresh Creek Nature Preserve 2013-09-27 2013-09-27 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6423, -73.8853 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibition - Notched Bodies: Insects In Contemporary Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/art-exhibition-notched-bodies-insects-in-contemporary-art Date: September 27, 2013

This exhibition features eleven contemporary artists who offer probing personal interpretations on the importance of insects through a variety of media: Brandon Ballengée, Joianne Bittle, Rebecca Clark, Emilie Clark, Talia Greene, Asuka Hishiki, Julian Montague, Lisa Murch, Julia Oldham, Christy Rupp, and Ben Snead. The show is curated by Jennifer Lantzas, NYC Parks’ Public Art Coordinator.

This exhibition takes its name from ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle’s classification of insects by their similar traits: six legs and clearly segmented or “notched” bodies. Humans have had a long and complex relationship with insects. Their alien appearance can be jarring or off-putting, but upon closer inspection insects are works of art. They are often seen as pests or invaders; however, their critical role in our ecosystem and daily lives is increasingly clear as urban farming, gardening, and the impact of syndromes like Colony Collapse Disorder become prevalent. Insects are keen indicators of the health of our environment. They help break down and decompose rotting materials, which reintroduces rich nutrients into the soil. They are also the first line of defense against invasive plants and other harmful insects.

Located on the Arsenal lawn, Brandon Ballengée’s outdoor light installation creates interactions between nocturnal arthropods and humans. In the gallery, Joianne Bittle’s Goliath Beetle is removed from his natural surroundings and placed on a gold background, referencing religious icons from the Byzantine era. A botanic wallpaper installation by Talia Greene is inhabited by a colony of weaver ants, illustrating our vain attempts to impose order on the natural world. Faux books and records designed by Julian Montague document the hypothetical history of pest control. In her videos, Julia Oldham translates insects’ behaviors into choreographed performances. Ben Snead paints insects in geometric patterns—a personal classification system based on aesthetics rather than science. Rebecca Clark, Emilie Clark, Asuka Hishiki, Lisa Murch, and Christy Rupp also present diverse artworks that herald insects as fascinating creatures to be studied, understood and celebrated.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-27 2013-09-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521671b5e9e1a.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[House Work Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/house-work-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/house-work-exhibition Date: September 27, 2013

Inspired by historical homes, including those in the Bronx, Cara Lynch’s exhibition of prints and installations is a window into the world of intricate patterns from past centuries. House Work explores Lynch’s concern and interest in feminine identity and the home, much like the domestic craft work created by 18th and 19th century housewives. Going beyond simple ornamentation, her intensely hand-worked woodcuts clearly illustrate her belief in the purification of self through meditative labor—quietly expressing frustration, instability and obsession through intricate or repeating patterns influence by historic textiles, window dressings, and wallpaper.NYC Parks is pleased to announce the exhibition House Work, a series of prints and installations by Cara Lynch on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center through October 5, 2013. Inspired by historical homes, including those in the Bronx, this hsow is a window into the world of intricate patterns from past centuries and goes beyond simple ornamentatin.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-27 2013-09-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Fall Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/yoga-in-the-orangerie-fall-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/yoga-in-the-orangerie-fall-series Date: September 27, 2013

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong, and flexible, and have fun! This beginner-level class is 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. Eight-class series; class size limited to 12. Students must bring own mats.

This class does not meet on Friday, October 11.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone:

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-09-27 2013-09-27 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/522a35782a6de.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: September 27, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-09-27 2013-09-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/catch-release-fishing Date: September 27, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-27 2013-09-27 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: September 27, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-09-27 2013-09-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/bryant-park-chess Date: September 27, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-27 2013-09-27 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/bryant-park-petanque Date: September 27, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-27 2013-09-27 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 27, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-27 2013-09-27 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/bryant-park-games Date: September 27, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-27 2013-09-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 27, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

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 2013-09-27 2013-09-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/bryant-park-reading-room Date: September 27, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-27 2013-09-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: September 27, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis and yoga instruction in 2 different parks in Brooklyn.

This season, CityParks Seniors Fitness returns for six weeks to Marine Park in Southeast Brooklyn and South Oxford Park in Fort Greene. All activities will take place twice a week for one hour at each park through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

The following is a detailed schedule for CityParks Seniors Fitness in Brooklyn for Fall 2013:

NOTE: Schedule subject to change. For the most up-to-date schedule visit: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/sports/seniors-fitness.

For more information about City Parks Foundation’s free Seniors Fitness programs, please call the Sports Department at (718) 760–6999.

BROOKLYN
Marine Park

Tennis – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11 AM – Tennis Courts at Ave. S and E. 32nd St.

Yoga – Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM – Nature Center at Ave. U and E 32nd St.

South Oxford Park

Yoga – Wednesdays/Fridays at 11 AM – Atlantic Commons between S. Oxford St. and Cumberland St.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Oxford Park,South Oxford Street and Atlantic Commmons (in South Oxford Park)

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B407 South Oxford Park 2013-09-27 2013-09-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724; 40.6841, -73.9729 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/tai-chi Date: September 27, 2013

Tai Chi is sometimes described as meditation in motion, incorporating breathing with gentle movement. The movements flow from one to another connecting the body and mind; reducing stress and increasing chi or energy. It also helps ground and calm the practitioner, while increasing flexibility, strength, and balance.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-27 2013-09-27 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:42:37 EDT