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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:05:08 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[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: November 14, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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<![CDATA[Greener Pastures Exhibition:125th Anniversary of Bronx Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/greener-pastures-exhibition-125th-anniversay-of-bronx-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/greener-pastures-exhibition-125th-anniversay-of-bronx-parks Date: November 14, 2013

Curated by Jonathan Kuhn, photographs from NYC Parks' archives will be on exhibit at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-11-14 2013-11-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:05:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Deconstructed Flowers”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/art-in-the-garden-at-qbg-deconstructed-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/art-in-the-garden-at-qbg-deconstructed-flowers Date: November 14, 2013

H. David Stein’s unique mosaic of flora is distinctively detailed in his exhibit “Deconstructed Flowers.” His intricate photographs pull out the dimensional presence of flowers using a special technique which layers multiple photographs into a single montage. The end result shows many views of the flower’s beauty in a single image.

The exhibit will be available from Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Maintain and Improve Randall's Island Wetlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/maintain-and-improve-randalls-island-wetlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/maintain-and-improve-randalls-island-wetlands Date: November 14, 2013

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

RSVP required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899 x316

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-11-14 2013-11-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:05:08 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment1 Date: November 14, 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: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-11-14 2013-11-14 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:05:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Stretching, Toning, and Relaxation at the Poe Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/craniosacral-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/craniosacral-relaxation Date: November 14, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-11-14 2013-11-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:05:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: November 14, 2013

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

Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450 x302

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-11-14 2013-11-14 10:00 am 10:45 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:05:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: November 14, 2013

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[The Wild Garden Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/the-wild-garden-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/the-wild-garden-exhibit Date: November 14, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands, and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park.

The exhibit includes a digital, interactive app highlighting historic photos, and revealing hidden features.

Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; please call for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-14 2013-11-14 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:05:08 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment4 Date: November 14, 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: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2013-11-14 2013-11-14 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:05:08 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: McCarren Play Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment3 Date: November 14, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: McCarren Play Center

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<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/blooming-naturalist Date: November 14, 2013

Are you a blooming naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by making your own nature journal and learning how to use binoculars and field guides.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-11-14 2013-11-14 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5278003fef882.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:05:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/nature-on-the-go Date: November 14, 2013

A guided tour will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about nature that is all around us!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-11-14 2013-11-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:05:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/animal-encounter Date: November 14, 2013

Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle.

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 2013-11-14 2013-11-14 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528133ed8869a.png Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:05:08 EDT
<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment Date: November 14, 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 2013-11-14 2013-11-14 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:05:08 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Girls Fitness & Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/shape-up-nyc-girls-fitness-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/shape-up-nyc-girls-fitness-fun Date: November 14, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2013-11-14 2013-11-14 4:30 pm 5:15 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:05:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Explore Urban Cemeteries as Historic Landscapes: Design, Horticulture and Habitat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/urban-cemeteries-as-historic-landscapes-design-horticulture-and-habitat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/14/urban-cemeteries-as-historic-landscapes-design-horticulture-and-habitat Date: November 14, 2013

In three separate lectures, the subject of urban cemeteries, both private and public, will be explored with a view toward greater understanding, appreciation and stewardship of these evocative landscapes in our midst.

This is the first lecture in the series.

A Landscape Entwined in History: The Evergreens Cemetery of Brooklyn and Queens 1849-2008 (2008)

Located near Bushwick in the “knob and kettle country” of Long Island’s terminal moraine is a lesser-known, non-sectarian cemetery, originally called the Cemetery of the Evergreens.

Founded in 1849, it bears the hand of such notable landscape designers and architects as Andrew Jackson Downing, Alexander Jackson Davis and Samuel Parsons, Jr.

The Evergreens is taking steps to protect and cultivate its design and monuments, while honoring the cemetery’s inhabitants and wooded landscape.

Speaker John Rousmaniere, author of Green Oasis in Brooklyn: The Evergreens Cemetery, 1849-2008 (2008), is a historian who has written extensively on maritime topics and on New York history. He lives in Morningside Heights and is a contributor to The Encyclopedia of New York City, 1st and 2nd editions

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 360-8240

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-11-14 2013-11-14 6:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:05:08 EDT