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 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:56:19 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[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:16 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Parkside Houses Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/its-my-park-day-at-parkside-houses-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/its-my-park-day-at-parkside-houses-playground Date: May 2, 2014

Join the Mercy College students as they prepare Parkside Playground for spring.

Volunteers will spend the morning painting playground benches and light poles, and pick-up litter.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 678-8497

Location: Parkside Houses Playground

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<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/sit-aerobics Date: May 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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<![CDATA[Adaptive Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adaptive-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adaptive-fitness Date: May 2, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: May 2, 2014

Game boards, including chess and backgammon, are available for a small few. Endorsed by the Marshall Chess Club.

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 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:58 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 2, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:25 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/bryant-park-games Date: May 2, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:04 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 2, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:15 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:20 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: May 2, 2014

Visit an area of the park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:45 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 2, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:08 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: May 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:27 EST
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 2, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79, -73.9619 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7ba922a4e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:56 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Curator Talk on Women in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/central-park-tour-meet-the-curator http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/central-park-tour-meet-the-curator Date: May 2, 2014

Join Conservatory Garden Curator, Diane Schaub, for this walk through the Garden that will focus on women's roles in shaping the space, from designer Betty Sprout through restoration work by Lynden Miller to her own designed displays. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 1:00 pm 2:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53100055cdb30.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:37 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/bryant-park-fencing Date: May 2, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:59 EST
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/blooming-naturalists Date: May 2, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:50 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/house-tours Date: May 2, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:06 EST
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: May 2, 2014

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:33 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/seasonal-crafts Date: May 2, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/nature-on-the-go Date: May 2, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:45 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adapted-aquatics2 Date: May 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/animal-encounter Date: May 2, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:29 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adapted-aquatics1 Date: May 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adapted-aquatics Date: May 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 4:00 pm 5:45 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:16 EST
<![CDATA[Play-diem Presents: Spring Jam in Tompkins Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/playdiem-tour-2014-season-premier http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/playdiem-tour-2014-season-premier Date: May 2, 2014

Join Play-diem for the first free show of the 2014 Play-diem Tour!

Come celebrate spring with a jam session. Acts will include a tribute to Fillmore East's glory days from 1969-1971, and electrifying sets from John Brodeur, Sofus, and The Wholes.

Reserve tickets in advance for access to reserved front-row seating and free entry into our classic record raffle.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tompkins Square Park

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7257, -73.9812 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536198e4f3413.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:58 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: May 2, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

The Party Game Social is perfect for large groups and individuals looking to meet other players. With Apples to Apples, Taboo, Scattergories, Jenga and Menu Mash-Up, these games are sure to get the fun started.

Drop in anytime, as many party games allow for late additions.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:17 EST
<![CDATA[First Friday! Music + Bronx Seaside Trolley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/first-friday-music-bronx-seaside-trolley http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/first-friday-music-bronx-seaside-trolley Date: May 2, 2014

Irish folk singer Mary Courtney brings her great talent back to teh Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum. Explore the museum, stroll the garden, and savor light refreshments. The trolley makes a continuous loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to Bartow-Pell to City Island

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:34 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: May 2, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: May 3, 2014

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. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. 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 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:40 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:42 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Veteran's Circle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-veterans-circle1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-veterans-circle1 Date: May 3, 2014

Please come out on It's My Park Day, May 3rd, 2014 and join Rockaway Rotary as they clean and paint benches at the Veterans/Washington Circle in the Rockaways.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718)474-6813

Location: Veterans' Circle

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Q259 Veterans' Circle 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 8:00 am 11:30 am 40.5784, -73.8409 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:17 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: May 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:48 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: May 3, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walk with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bird-walk Date: May 3, 2014

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

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

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545b9c23a4fbe.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:47 EST
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:28 EST
<![CDATA[Table Tennis Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/table-tennis-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/table-tennis-tournament Date: May 3, 2014

Competition will consist of Men's and Women's Singles, Doubles & Mixed matches. Certificates wil be awarded for participants ages 18 and over.

The tournament is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (718) 667-3545.

RSVP by April 30 at the front desk of Greenbelt Recreation Center.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:14 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Detective Keith L. Williams Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-detective-keith-l-williams-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-detective-keith-l-williams-park Date: May 3, 2014

Come out and help the Liberty Gardeners plant vegetables, remove weeds and pick up litter from the garden.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 479-7907

Location: 106th Avenue and 173rd Street (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7021, -73.783 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:13 EST
<![CDATA[Jane's Walk: Building Sustainability with Stewardship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/janes-walk-building-sustainability-with-stewardship-prospect-heights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/janes-walk-building-sustainability-with-stewardship-prospect-heights Date: May 3, 2014

Public green spaces contribute to the health and beauty of our city, and provide environmental benefits like cleaning the air and capturing stormwater.

We need your help to keep them functioning. We invite you to walk and learn as we explore a diversity of public green spaces, cared for by local stewards and NYC Parks maintenance crews. The tour will take you through recently installed bioswales, street trees, and greenstreets, and introduce you to some of the community volunteers that care for them. Stewardship is an important component of our sustainability work.

As you learn about NYC Parks’ green infrastructure goals and construction and planting practices, hear from the everyday people who are contributing to sustainability and climate resiliency goals by helping to care for their local street tree, greenstreet or bioswale. Local groups are actively engaged in stewardship in this neighborhood and will share some insights on how they are strengthening their community through environmental stewardship. We'll finish our tour at the nexus of community activity at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket, where participants can visit local vendors or continue on their own through Prospect Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 935-3960

Location: Clinton Avenue and Fulton Street

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6834, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d9753ca6af.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:18 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: May 3, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:03 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: May 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:29 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Eibs Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-eibs-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-eibs-park Date: May 3, 2014

The Friends of Eibs Pond along with the Eibs Pond Park Education Restoration Program will be cleaning and planting at Eibs Pond Park. Volunteers will also be spreading woodchips along the paths.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (917) 445-7095

Location: PS 57 (in Eibs Pond Park)

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R124 Eibs Pond Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.6112, -74.0838 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:14 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Manuel de Dios Unanue Triangle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-manuel-de-dios-unanue-triangle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-manuel-de-dios-unanue-triangle Date: May 3, 2014

On It's My Park Day, volunteer with the 82nd Street Partnership to help with a general clean-up of Manuel De Dios Unanue Triangle.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 335-9421

Location: Manuel De Dios Unanue Triangle

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Q462 Manuel De Dios Unanue Triangle 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7476, -73.8828 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:15 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Rockaway Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-rockaway-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-rockaway-park Date: May 3, 2014

Please join the Belle Harbor Property Association on It's My Park Day, May 3rd 2014. They will be doing a beach clean-up, removing debris, and cleaning up the beach wall on 121st and 134th Streets.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 697-6116

Location: Beach 134th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5723, -73.8508 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:16 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Thomas Greene Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-thomas-greene-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-thomas-greene-playground Date: May 3, 2014

On May 3rd, join the Friends of Douglass/Greene Park for a clean-up project, including weeding, mulching, fertilizing, and transplanting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 868-5332

Location: Park Entrance on Douglas Street (in Thomas Greene Playground)

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B145 Thomas Greene Playground 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6805, -73.9852 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:17 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Travers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-travers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-travers-park Date: May 3, 2014

On It's My Park Day, May 3, 2014, volunteer with the Friends of the Travers Park and Jackson Heights Beatification Group. Volunteers will be needed to help clean the park, paint benches and prepare the space for the warmer months.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 565-5344

Location: 78th street entrance (in Travers Park)

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Q303 Travers Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7545, -73.889 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:17 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Udalls Cove Ravine]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-udalls-cove-ravine http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-udalls-cove-ravine Date: May 3, 2014

Please join the Udalls Cove Preservation Committee on It's My Park Day on May 3rd, as they clean up their local park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 224-7256

Location: Sandhill Road between Douglas Road and Aurora Pond (in Udall's Park Preserve)

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Q452 Udall's Park Preserve 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7744, -73.7451 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:17 EST
<![CDATA[Its My Park Day Jerome Slope]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-jerome-slope http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-jerome-slope Date: May 3, 2014

Kick-off the spring season with us in the South Bronx as we return to Jerome Slope for "It's My Park Day". NYRP is partnering with the Parks Department and Bronx is Blooming to beautify Jerome Slope by picking up trash, weeding, mulching and planting flowers.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-333-2552

Location:

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 2:00 pm Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:17 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/learn-to-ride-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/learn-to-ride-brower-park Date: May 3, 2014

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

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

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6736, -73.9431 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:24 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Juniper Valley Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/learn-to-ride-juniper-valley-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/learn-to-ride-juniper-valley-park Date: May 3, 2014

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

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

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Juniper Valley Park 80th Street Entrance (in Juniper Valley Park)

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7215, -73.8765 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:24 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/learn-to-ride-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/learn-to-ride-pelham-bay-park Date: May 3, 2014

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

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

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ryan Stadium Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8486, -73.821 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:24 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Plant Starts Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/greenthumb-workshop-plant-starts-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/greenthumb-workshop-plant-starts-giveaway Date: May 3, 2014

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

After a tour of the garden site you can pick up several tasty vegetable starts. Plant starts will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and are solely for community garden groups.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Melrose New Generation Community Garden

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8239, -73.915 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:49 EST
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/freshkills-park-tour11 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/freshkills-park-tour11 Date: May 3, 2014

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape. In addition to providing a wide range of recreational opportunities, including many uncommon in the city, the park’s design, ecological restoration and cultural and educational programming will emphasize environmental sustainability and a renewed public concern for our human impact on the earth.

The Freshkills Park tour will depart from the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, and will take you by bus to see behind the scenes at Freshkills Park. Freshkills Park staff will be on hand to guide you through the history of the site as the Fresh Kills Landfill and share with you the development of new capital programs at Freshkills as part of the Draft Master Plan for the site designed by James Corner Field Operations. The tour lasts roughly one and a half hours and will return to the ferry.

Please sign up for this tour on the Freshkills Park Events Page. Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov with questions. There is limited space on this tour, registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: St. George Ferry Terminal

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6436, -74.0734 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:41 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:16 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: May 3, 2014

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

Supplies needed:

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:10 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Family Art Project: Treehouse Parlor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/wave-hill-family-art-project-treehouse-parlor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/wave-hill-family-art-project-treehouse-parlor Date: May 3, 2014

Join visiting artist and sculptor Matt Bua in making a small outdoor dwelling inspired by former Wave Hill resident Mark Twain, who loved to entertain guests with tea in an outdoor, treehouse parlor. Add natural decorations and pictures to the dwelling’s interior to create a cozy literary den, and help make a Mark Twain “zine”, or small magazine.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:44 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:48 EST
<![CDATA[Yankee Peddler Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/yankee-peddler-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/yankee-peddler-day Date: May 3, 2014

Vendors will gather for a flea market, antiques crafts, and collectible sale. The Women’s Auxiliary will display theme baskets for all occasions, Mothers' Day gifts, fresh baked goods, candies, and more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 948-8724

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:55 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Exercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shaking-in-your-seat Date: May 3, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:20 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteering in Northern Forests]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/northern-forests-volunteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/northern-forests-volunteering Date: May 3, 2014

Help remove invasive plants and plant native trees and shrubs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Woodlawn Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park),Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 40.9001, -73.8722; 40.9044, -73.8964 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[Randall's Island Cherry Blossom Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/randalls-island-cherry-blossom-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/randalls-island-cherry-blossom-festival Date: May 3, 2014

Join the Randall's Island Park Alliance for the second annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Activities include face painting, kite flying, shodo, origami, traditional Japanese drumming performance, cherry blossom tea tasting and cherry tree planting with the Japanese Consulate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:01 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 3, 2014

Learn the basics of fly fishing - no water needed!

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 827-0698

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:01 EST
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: May 3, 2014

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

Materials required:

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:25 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Wine Festival in the Native Plant Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/spring-wine-festival-in-the-native-plant-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/spring-wine-festival-in-the-native-plant-garden Date: May 3, 2014

During this oenophile's weekend, join New York Botanical Garden for a flight of palate-pleasing local wines from New York State vintners while experts on winemaking and viticulture invite you to join the conversation during presentations of their crafts. As you sip your wine, enjoy a tour of the Native Plant Garden given by an expert guide who will highlight the significance of the many plant species within. Live acoustic music and snacks for purchase round out a weekend fit for sommeliers and casual wine fans alike.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:42 EST
<![CDATA[Shoelace Park 10K Fun Run Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shoelace-park-10k-fun-run-walk2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shoelace-park-10k-fun-run-walk2 Date: May 3, 2014

Join the Friends of Shoelace Park and the Bronx River Alliance for the 3rd Annual Shoelace Park 10K Fun Run Walk.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4636

Location: East 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8842, -73.8662 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533dcd117578c.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:33 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: May 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:30 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/esl-class Date: May 3, 2014

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

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:20 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Arts, Culture & Fun: Jewelry Making & Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/jewelry-making-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/jewelry-making-design Date: May 3, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Learn to make your own jewelry! Join expert Lucy Smith for this hands-on demonstration.

This event is free and open to the public.

Jewelry Making & Design is part of NYC Parks’ Arts, Culture & Fun series. Arts, Culture & Fun offers free cultural events, including: book signings, film screenings, art-making workshops, dance, concerts, historical talks and food tastings. All are open to the public at Recreation Centers citywide.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:18 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Corporal John A. Seravalli Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/learn-to-ride-corporal-john-a-seravalli-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/learn-to-ride-corporal-john-a-seravalli-playground Date: May 3, 2014

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

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

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corporal John A Seravalli Playground (in Corporal John A. Seravalli Playground)

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M237 Corporal John A. Seravalli Playground 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7391, -74.0048 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:24 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Hoover Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-hoover-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-hoover-playground Date: May 3, 2014

Join the Briarwood Action Network for It's My Park Day on May 3rd, 2014 as they clean the park, paint benches and have fun!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 847-6916

Location: Hoover Playground (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds)

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Q220G Hoover - Manton Playgrounds 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7121, -73.8217 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:14 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Sorrentino Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-sorrentino-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/its-my-park-day-at-sorrentino-recreation-center Date: May 3, 2014

On May 3rd, 2014, It's My Park Day, please join Green Teens and volunteers as they work together to plant some small perinials in planters and remove trash from in front of the center.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 471-4818

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:16 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:20 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 3, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:33 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-games Date: May 3, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 3, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:25 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 3, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:15 EST
<![CDATA[Pure Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/pure-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/pure-meditation Date: May 3, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0301

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

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:00 EST
<![CDATA[Seed Savers Planning Workshop at Taqwa Community Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/seed-savers-planning-workshop-attaqwa-community-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/seed-savers-planning-workshop-attaqwa-community-farm Date: May 3, 2014

Please join the gardeners of Taqwa Community Farm in this hands-on workshop.

We will follow steps for planning and sowing a seed savers garden plot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: Taqwa Community Farm

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8326, -73.929 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:17 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 3, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Wonderful Warblers provides information and background knowledge needed to fully appreciate why Prospect Park is an essential stopover for birds. Participants also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Join the Alliance to spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the park clean. Take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m.
Take a stroll on the Lullwater Trail to look for colorful and unique spring migrants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9659 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:59 EST
<![CDATA[Commit to be Fit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/commit-to-be-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/commit-to-be-fit Date: May 3, 2014

A day out for youth groups and families to take part in competitive games, sports, and fitness activities such as Tug of War, tennis, karate, Zumba, potato sack races, and more!

Sponsored by Council Member Ruben Wills.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Baisley Park Extension (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 40.6728, -73.7879 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:06 EST
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/urban-wildlife-appreciation-day Date: May 3, 2014

Get up close and personal with NYC's wild residents. Learn about squirrels, coyotes, skunks, urban birds, and more. The Urban Park Rangers will also inform you about the best places to see wildlife in NYC and how to safely interact. Learn from New York State licensed rehabilitators and additional wildlife enthusiasts. Engage your creative side listening to musical performances, and participating in kids' activities. It's fun for everyone!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:28 EST
<![CDATA[Carousel Opening Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/carousel-opening-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/carousel-opening-day Date: May 3, 2014

Celebrate spring with a tree giveaway from 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon with our friends at the New York Restoration Project and a magical “Mobile Forest” that you can climb aboard all day long. This year for “carousel season” and the “year of the horse!” we will have many treats in store including puppet shows by Puppets in Parks at 1 and 3 p.m. Also singer Caroline Cutroneo will lead a song circle from 12 – 3. Bring your own instrument and join in to learn and sing some of the classics.

This event is generously funded by TD Bank.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6041, -74.16 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:30 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 3, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff01584e37.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:36 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 3, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:10 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 3, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:10 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Explore the Many Uses of Herbs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/greenthumb-workshop-explore-the-many-uses-of-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/greenthumb-workshop-explore-the-many-uses-of-herbs Date: May 3, 2014

Please join GreenThumb as we cover some of the culinary and healing properties of herbs commonly cultivated in New York City.

Learn how to make some simple products with the herbs you grow, from sun tea to salve.

Please RSVP at the link below.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: The Creative Little Garden

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7246, -73.9826 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:49 EST
<![CDATA["Home" En Plein Air Watercolor Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/home-en-plein-air-watercolor-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/home-en-plein-air-watercolor-workshop Date: May 3, 2014

“Home” artist Elizabeth Allison will lead an outdoor watercolor workshop. Come paint a picture of the Morris-Jumel Mansion or of your favorite house.
This workshop is suitable for ages 10 and up. Reservations are encouraged.
Support provided by the West Harlem Local Development Corporation Fund of Tides.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 2129238008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:03 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/house-tours Date: May 3, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:06 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/fitness-bootcamp Date: May 3, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Composting in the City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-composting-in-the-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-composting-in-the-city Date: May 3, 2014

Leaves, kitchen scraps, garden trimmings, and weeds can all become garden gold through composting. Join us to learn the essentials of outdoor composting in city yards. Registration required. Email compost@queensbotanical.org or call (718) 539-5296 to register. Workshop fee $5 per person.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: May 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:59 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 Date: May 3, 2014

Come to Lefferts and see how wool was used on a colonial farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:00 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: May 3, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:11 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 3, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:41 EST
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: May 3, 2014

Hamish Linklater and Tony® nominee Lily Rabe return to the Park this summer as the wise-cracking, would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick in the beloved romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Central Park becomes sun-drenched Sicily at the turn of the last century, where the heat of summer ignites the fevered passions of lovesick ladies in corsets and pining gentlemen spying from the verandah. Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien directs this delightful skirmish of wit between two self-declared bachelors tricked by their mischief-making friends into falling in love against their will and in spite of their own hearts.

Free tickets to the 2014 season will once again be distributed in the Park, online via the Virtual Ticketing Lottery, and in the five boroughs of New York City. Visit the tickets page for more information.

New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:19 EST
<![CDATA[TD Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by REI]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/td-five-boro-bike-tour-presented-by-rei http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/td-five-boro-bike-tour-presented-by-rei Date: May 4, 2014

Held annually the first Sunday in May, the TD Five Boro Bike Tour is the world's biggest charity bike ride.

Produced by Bike New York, NYC's premier bicycling nonprofit, in association with the City of New York and the New York City Department of Transportation, this dynamic event draws 32,000 cyclists from around the world to pedal 40 miles through all five boroughs of New York City on totally traffic-free streets. It's the only time of the year when cyclists can experience the breath-taking thrill of riding over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge into Staten Island.

Proceeds from the Tour fund Bike New York's free bicycle and safety education programs. In 2013, we taught over 14,000 New Yorkers how to ride and how to do so safely and confidently in the city.

Registration for the TD Five Boro Bike Tour is required to participate in the event, and is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will open at 12 p.m. (noon) EST on January 14, 2014. Visit Bike New York's TD Five Boro Bike Tour page to register.

Start time: 7:45 am

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Location: Across from 17 Battery Place (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 7:45 am 40.7026, -74.0162 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:17 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 4, 2014

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:00 EST
<![CDATA[Early Morning Bird Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/early-morning-bird-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/early-morning-bird-walk-at-wave-hill Date: May 4, 2014

Enjoy special access to the grounds on a quiet spring morning before Wave Hill opens to the public. Naturalist Gabriel Willow leads this early morning birding walk. Free with admission to the grounds. (NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission.) Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling (718) 549-3200 x251 or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Meet at front gate.

Start time: 8:00 am

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Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 8:00 am 40.8987, -73.9125 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:18 EST
<![CDATA[Early Morning Bird Walk: Marvelous Migrants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/early-morning-bird-walk-marvelous-migrants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/early-morning-bird-walk-marvelous-migrants Date: May 4, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to see some of the dazzling birds that visit the park before flying to northern breeding grounds. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d45b45ef3e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:18 EST
<![CDATA[Birds of the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/birds-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/birds-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir Date: May 4, 2014

Heidi Steiner, from the Brooklyn Bird Club, will lead this spring bird watching tour around the Ridgewood Reservoir. Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:49 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: May 4, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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