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, 31 Jul 2014 09:38:32 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 22, 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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<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: February 22, 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 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:38:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonderland exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/whimsical-winter-wonderland-exhibit Date: February 22, 2014

Sixteen emerging and established artists interpret a Whimsical Winter Wonderland.

These American and international artists’ works will charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within.

Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Due to popular demand, it has been extended to February 22, with the closing exhibition on that date, from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/529f4213e26e9.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:38:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Eagles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/birding-eagles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/birding-eagles Date: February 22, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Witness the majesty of the American Bald Eagle as it soars over the Hudson River. Cold days are the best time to find these majestic birds. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 9:00 am 40.8673, -73.929 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52bc7b40eade8.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:38:35 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/esl-class Date: February 22, 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 11am on Saturdays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:38:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: February 22, 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 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:38:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: February 22, 2014

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[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: February 22, 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 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:38:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: February 22, 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 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:38:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: February 22, 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 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:38:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Siwanoy Trail Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/nature-exploration-siwanoy-trail-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/nature-exploration-siwanoy-trail-hike-moderate Date: February 22, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off limits to the general public. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s rich history and diverse culture, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

On this moderate paced hike discover the history of the Siwanoy Trail and the rich biodiversity of the Bronx. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/birding-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/birding-winter-birds Date: February 22, 2014

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Martling Pond (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 11:00 am 40.6227, -74.1183 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:38:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Park Ranger Nature Hike: Siwanoy Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/urban-park-ranger-nature-hike-siwanoy-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/urban-park-ranger-nature-hike-siwanoy-trail Date: February 22, 2014

Discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest around the mansion on this vigorous hike with an Urban Park Ranger. Comfortable shoes or boots, water, and a light snack recommended. Meets at parking lot.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:38:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington’s Birthday Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/washingtons-birthday-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/washingtons-birthday-celebration Date: February 22, 2014

Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday with us! Tour the Mansion, try on colonial costumes, and complete a scavenger hunt. At 1:00 p.m. meet author Christine Wade who will read from her new novel Seven Locks, a story of one woman whose husband mysteriously disappears at the dawn of the American Revolution.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52f3bc22f0038.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:38:36 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Fitness Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/2014-fitness-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/2014-fitness-fest Date: February 22, 2014

Join Williamsbridge Oval and Get Fit in 2014. Free and open to the public. There will be cardio fitness exercises, weight training fitness, and free shape up classes.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:38:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: February 22, 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 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:38:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder: Closing Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/whimsical-winter-wonderclosing-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/whimsical-winter-wonderclosing-reception Date: February 22, 2014

Due to its popularity, the Whimsical Winter Wonder...exhibition has been extended through February. The exhibition was featured in News 12's Bronx Spotlight, Virtual Boricua, the Norwood News, Bronx Times, etc.

It contains the works of sixteen emerging and established artists interpreting a Whimsical Winter Wonderland. These American and international artists works charm and delight the spirit of the child or the child within. Curated by Lucy Aponte and Laura Alvarez.

Join us for the closing reception.

Start time: 12:00 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 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 12:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:38:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 22, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f1200485b.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:38:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/fitness-bootcamp Date: February 22, 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 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:38:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Winter Landscapes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/nature-photography-winter-landscapes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/nature-photography-winter-landscapes Date: February 22, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger Nature Art and Photography programs allow you to interpret the natural world through artistic expression, while learning about the local environment.

All photography programs are for digital cameras and you must provide your own camera. DSLR camera preferred, but all cameras are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 1:00 pm 40.6674, -73.9726 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:38:37 EDT
<![CDATA[A Child’s View of Life in 19th Century New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york Date: February 22, 2014

29 East Fourth Street was home not only to the eight Tredwell children, but also to two young granddaughters. Come tour the house and learn what life was like for children (and adults) in the 1850s, from schoolwork and chores to games and play. Could you carry a bucket of coal up steep stairs? Do you have a calling card? A top hat? What, no petticoat? How did you take a bath? And penmanship really, really mattered.

$10 Adults, $5 Children. Best for 8 to 12 year olds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:38:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: February 22, 2014

Established on land that would become part of Central Park, Seneca Village was Manhattan’s first known community of African-American property owners. Learn about the history of the village and the people who lived there. The 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 our calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7846, -73.9697 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:38:37 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: February 22, 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 2014-02-22 2014-02-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:38:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/22/tavern-concerts Date: February 22, 2014

It's Tavern time!

Sit back and listen to some of the best folk and acoustic songwriters and musicians in the country, in a room known for its acoustic warmth.

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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