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, 30 Jul 2014 19:43:34 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[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: November 1, 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 2013-11-01 2013-11-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724; 40.6841, -73.9729 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:43:34 EDT
<![CDATA[The Dutch Roots of Clear Comfort]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/the-dutch-roots-of-clear-comfort http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/the-dutch-roots-of-clear-comfort Date: November 1, 2013

Ongoing tours and information will be provided focusing on the Dutch origins of the Alice Austen House (which the Austen family affectionately nicknamed Clear Comfort). The home dates back to 1690 as a one room, one and a half story gamble roof farm house. Visitors will learn about the day to day life relating to the architectural details. Some still present today: Delftware, field stone exterior, ceiling beams and the Dutch farm house front door with original hardware.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-11-01 2013-11-01 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5268120cde7bb.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:43:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: November 1, 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 2013-11-01 2013-11-01 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:43:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Tavern & Its Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green Date: November 1, 2013

Discover the parade ground that became the Sheep Meadow and sheepfold that became a world famous restaurant, then explore the Children’s District and the Mall with its statues and majestic stand of American Elms. Route moderately flat.

Note: Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org or (212) 360-2726.

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).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Giuseppe Mazzini statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-01 2013-11-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9768 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5249dc8f0bc71.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:43:34 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: November 1, 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: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tennis Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-01 2013-11-01 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79, -73.9619 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:43:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Marathon Route]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/central-park-tour-marathon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/central-park-tour-marathon Date: November 1, 2013

Learn the history of some of the Park's highlights along the marathon route that will be in the spotlight on race day, from where the runners enter the park to the finish line! The route involves moderate inclines and lasts 75 minutes.

The ticket price of $15 (Members $10) oncludes use of tour audio equipment. Arrive early for check-in. Space is limited; advance registration required at (212) 360-2726

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-2726

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-01 2013-11-01 1:00 pm 2:15 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:43:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/seasonal-crafts Date: November 1, 2013

Participants of all ages will engage in creating crafts for the seasons.

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 2013-11-01 2013-11-01 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:43:34 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: Sorrentino Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment2 Date: November 1, 2013

DigitalWork NYC, for 16 to 26 year olds, is a valuable opportunity to gain technical job skills for free. Become certified in Microsoft Office 10 or Adobe Creative Suite 6, learn resume writing and interview techniques, receive job search support from an employment specialist and more!

These recruitment sessions help you through the application and interview process. Recreation Center membership is not required to attend.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2013-11-01 2013-11-01 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:43:34 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment Date: November 1, 2013

DigitalWork NYC, for 16 to 26 year olds, is a valuable opportunity to gain technical job skills for free. Become certified in Microsoft Office 10 or Adobe Creative Suite 6, learn resume writing and interview techniques, receive job search support from an employment specialist and more!

These recruitment sessions help you through the application and interview process. Recreation Center membership is not required to attend.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-11-01 2013-11-01 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:43:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Girls Fitness & Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/shape-up-nyc-girls-fitness-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/shape-up-nyc-girls-fitness-fun Date: November 1, 2013

In partnership with the NYC Girls Project, Shape Up NYC is offering free fitness classes for girls ages 6-13.

Girls Fitness & Fun is a 45-minute workout that focuses on building strong, healthy bodies through fitness games and Pilates stretches.

A free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3304

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

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2013-11-01 2013-11-01 4:30 pm 5:15 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:43:34 EDT
<![CDATA[First Friday! Bluegrass with the Birdhive Boys]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/first-friday-bluegrass-with-the-birdhive-boys http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/01/first-friday-bluegrass-with-the-birdhive-boys Date: November 1, 2013

Enjoy the magic of the mansion at night and bluegrass with the Birdhive Boys.

Light refreshments available. The free Bronx Seaside Trolley makes a continuous loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to BPMM to City Island .

Call to register or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1467

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-11-01 2013-11-01 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:43:34 EDT