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 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:46:44 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/2014/02/23/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 23, 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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2014-02-23 2014-02-23 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Riverdale Park Invasive Vine Removals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/riverdale-park-invasive-vine-removals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/riverdale-park-invasive-vine-removals Date: February 23, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Riverdale Park to help remove invasive vegetation from the forest.

This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes and warm clothing that can get dirty.

Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Riverdale Park at Railroad Terrace

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2014-02-23 2014-02-23 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9038, -73.9137 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:10 EST
<![CDATA[Photography: Architecture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/photography-architecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/photography-architecture Date: February 23, 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: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 11:00 am 40.7952, -73.7784 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Sounds of Silence Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/sounds-of-silence-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/sounds-of-silence-hike Date: February 23, 2014

From woodpeckers tapping bark to the wind rustling through the trees to footsteps hitting the gound, the forest is full of joyous noise. We will keep the speaking to a minimum so we can fill our auditory senses with the sounds the woods will provide. This hike is suitable for people ages 10 and up who are willing and capable to commit to over one hour of silence. Hikers will meet at the Nevada Avenue parking lot of High Rock Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:41 EST
<![CDATA[Exploring Clouds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/exploring-cluds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/exploring-cluds Date: February 23, 2014

Understanding our climate helps us prepare our city for a more sustainable future.

Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to these important scientific concepts that will help you prepare for the future. On our weather programs, we will delve deeply into everyday weather events including lightning and thunder, clouds and the water cycle, and hurricanes and other extreme storms.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:26 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: February 23, 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 High Rock Park and the Greenbelt and discover the rich biodiversity of Staten Island. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 1:00 pm 40.5794, -74.1263 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:44 EST
<![CDATA[Native Americans of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/native-americans-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/native-americans-of-new-york Date: February 23, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. On this walking tour learn about the Native American people knows as the Lenape, who once occupied the land that would one day become New York City.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 1:00 pm 40.8701, -73.9211 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:43 EST
<![CDATA[SIOutLOUD: Twelve Years a Slave Reading]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/sioutloud-presents-twelve-years-a-slave http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/sioutloud-presents-twelve-years-a-slave Date: February 23, 2014

State island OutLOUD, a community dialogue, reading, and performance project, hosts a reading from the 1853 autobiography Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup. Staten Island OutLOUD presents this event in honor of Black History Month.

Free and open to the publc.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:36 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 23, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c5daf628e99.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:43 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: February 23, 2014

Explore the park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.

Route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths. 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef6d32ff7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:37 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Talk: Brooklyn’s Plymouth Church in the Civil War Era]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/lecture-brooklyns-plymouth-church-in-the-civil-war-era-a-ministry-of-freedom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/lecture-brooklyns-plymouth-church-in-the-civil-war-era-a-ministry-of-freedom Date: February 23, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Celebrate Black History Month in Brooklyn's most historic house!

Co-authors Lois Rosebrooks and Frank Decker speak about their recent book, exploring the history of a Brooklyn church which served as a busy stop on the Underground Railroad as well as a critical player in the abolitionist movement.

The talk will be followed by an informal Q&A accompanied by a tea.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:25 EST
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/23/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: February 23, 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 2014-02-23 2014-02-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:58 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 24, 2014

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Artists include: Mitsuko Brooks, Gladys Carty, Tuwanda Harmon, Bill Howard, Nathaniel Ladson, Olga Matos-Castillo, Dionis Ortiz, Malcolm Pinckney, Ansel Pitcairn, Victor Polanco, Jake Seo, Christopher Spinelli, Dexter G. Stringfellow, Mario Tavarez, Alan J.P. Thompson, Quay Quinn Wolf, and Wayne Young.

Open Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:31 EST
<![CDATA[Pugsley Creek Goose Fencing Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/pugsley-creek-goose-fencing-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/pugsley-creek-goose-fencing-restoration Date: February 24, 2014

Please note: this event has been canceled.

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Pugsley Creek to help protect a newly restored salt marsh.

Volunteers will learn about the importance of the marsh while helping to install temporary fencing and reflective flagging to discourage geese from landing and eating our newly planted vegetation.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes and warm clothing that can get dirty.

Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Howe Avenue and Hart Street (in Pugsley Creek Park)

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X088 Pugsley Creek Park 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8113, -73.8474 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:00 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: February 24, 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.

Aerobics class is a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:20 EST
<![CDATA[Free Tax Preparation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/free-tax-preparation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/free-tax-preparation Date: February 24, 2014

Get free tax preparation help at Owen Dolen Recreation Center, sponsored by AARP.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Golden Age Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.8406, -73.8428 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:40 EST
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/monday-movement Date: February 24, 2014

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:33 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade Date: February 24, 2014

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. 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 our calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f6c69c8bb.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:34 EST
<![CDATA[Beginner Hockey Clinic (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/beginner-hockey-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/beginner-hockey-clinic Date: February 24, 2014

Improve your game with skating and puck control drills as well as scrimmage play, all in an encouraging environment.

Participation in this 10-session program includes use of all equipment.

Ages 6 – 9. Space is limited; advance registration required.

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:45 EST
<![CDATA[Season Extension Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/season-extension-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/season-extension-workshop Date: February 24, 2014

Do you want to get more fresh and healthy vegetables? If you've ever seen your collard green plants last through the winter, surrounded by snow, you know it's possible! Come to this workshop to learn about ways to lengthen your gardening season. We'll discuss what to plant and when to plant it in order to get an early start on your spring harvests, as well as how to have a garden that lasts into the cold, wintry months. You will learn about techniques like row covering and mulching, low tunneling, and the use of greenhouses.

Registered Grow to Learn gardens only will be eligible to take 15 seven-foot pieces of galvanized wire and 60 feet of row cover to make low tunnels, while supplies last. Please be prepared to take them with you after the workshop.

Please RSVP for this workshop.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: GrowNYC Conference Room

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2014-02-24 2014-02-24 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7137, -74.0055 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:14 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: February 24, 2014

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

Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning is a strength and conditioning class that will elevate your heart rate, build muscle, increase flexibility and burn fat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: February 24, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays!

The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:31 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/24/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: February 24, 2014

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

Body Blast is a moderate impact aerobics workout, with strength training exercises for overall fitness.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-24 2014-02-24 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:21 EST
<![CDATA[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: February 25, 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: 1:30 am

End time: 2:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 1:30 am 2:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:25 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 25, 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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2014-02-25 2014-02-25 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 25, 2014

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Artists include: Mitsuko Brooks, Gladys Carty, Tuwanda Harmon, Bill Howard, Nathaniel Ladson, Olga Matos-Castillo, Dionis Ortiz, Malcolm Pinckney, Ansel Pitcairn, Victor Polanco, Jake Seo, Christopher Spinelli, Dexter G. Stringfellow, Mario Tavarez, Alan J.P. Thompson, Quay Quinn Wolf, and Wayne Young.

Open Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:31 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: February 25, 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: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: February 25, 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 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:30 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Fitness with Weights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/chair-fitness-with-weights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/chair-fitness-with-weights Date: February 25, 2014

With the addition of weights, the chair exercise program gives members the opportunity to add more movement and activity in their daily lives to improve health. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7296, -74.0054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:46 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/abs-work-out Date: February 25, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:14 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: February 25, 2014

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods.

Route easy to negotiate, a few 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) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:41 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/meditation-class Date: February 25, 2014

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:28 EST
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Grant Writing & Garden Planning Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/grow-to-learn-grant-writing-garden-planning-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/grow-to-learn-grant-writing-garden-planning-workshop Date: February 25, 2014

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

RSVP required.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: GrowNYC Greening Library

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2014-02-25 2014-02-25 4:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:50 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: February 25, 2014

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 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/wheelchair-basketball Date: February 25, 2014

Join the Brooklyn Nets wheelchair basketball team for a practice in the gymnasium!

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-02-25 2014-02-25 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:48 EST
<![CDATA[Broad Channel Conceptual Plan Public Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/broad-channel-conceptual-plan-public-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/broad-channel-conceptual-plan-public-meeting Date: February 25, 2014

We would like to invite you to a discussion on planning for Sunset Cove and American Park. This will build on the Rockaway Parks Conceptual Plan, which focuses on the improvement of City parks across the Rockaway Peninsula and Broad Channel to guide future planning and funding efforts. During the meeting, we will review previous community input, provide an update on the Sunset Cove restoration plan, and discuss possible plans for Sunset Cove and American Park.

Come join the discussion with NYC Parks and other community members to provide feedback on what you would like to see in these parks. Please RSVP to Jessica Ugalde by email at Jessica.Ugalde@parks.nyc.gov or by phone at (718) 520-5964 with your full name, organization and email address.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: American Legion Hall

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2014-02-25 2014-02-25 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6138, -73.821 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:52 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 26, 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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2014-02-26 2014-02-26 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march Date: February 26, 2014

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Artists include: Mitsuko Brooks, Gladys Carty, Tuwanda Harmon, Bill Howard, Nathaniel Ladson, Olga Matos-Castillo, Dionis Ortiz, Malcolm Pinckney, Ansel Pitcairn, Victor Polanco, Jake Seo, Christopher Spinelli, Dexter G. Stringfellow, Mario Tavarez, Alan J.P. Thompson, Quay Quinn Wolf, and Wayne Young.

Open Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-26 2014-02-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:31 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/adaptive-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/adaptive-swim Date: February 26, 2014

The pool is open for adaptive swimming for people with disabilities or limited mobility. Open to teens, adults and seniors. Pre-registration is required.

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: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-02-26 2014-02-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7715, -73.9885 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/sit-aerobics Date: February 26, 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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2014-02-26 2014-02-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:36 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Preview Screening of The Trials of Muhammad Ali]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-the-trials-of-muhammad-ali http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-the-trials-of-muhammad-ali Date: February 26, 2014

Arts, Culture & Fun presents a special advanced screening of the film The Trials of Muhammad Ali.

The Trials of Muhammad Ali covers Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The film explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.

See the film before it airs on PBS! RSVP by emailing Vivian.jett@parks.nyc.gov or calling (718) 485-4633. Space is limited, so reserve early.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-02-26 2014-02-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d07c3e93d5a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:40 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/adaptive-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/adaptive-dance Date: February 26, 2014

This program leads participants in body movement to dance music such as reggae, hip hop, and funk Especially for adults and seniors with disabilities.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

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

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-02-26 2014-02-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Winter Movie Series: Yankee Doodle Dandy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-yankee-doodle-dandy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-yankee-doodle-dandy Date: February 26, 2014

Avoid the cold! Duck inside for a free movie series now showing at recreation centers in Brooklyn.

Yankee Doodle Dandy tells the story of playwright, composer, actor, singer and dancer George M. Cohan.

Open to the public. Free popcorn!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 439-4296

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center

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2014-02-26 2014-02-26 2:00 pm 40.6133, -74.03 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:55 EST
<![CDATA[After School Ice Skating (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/after-school-ice-skating http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/after-school-ice-skating Date: February 26, 2014

Learn the basic elements of ice skating through group and individual instruction.

Participation in this 10-session program includes use of all equipment.

Ages 5 – 7. Space is limited; advance registration required.

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-26 2014-02-26 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:28 EST
<![CDATA[Field of Greens: Grow a Spring Salad!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/field-of-greens-grow-a-spring-salad http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/field-of-greens-grow-a-spring-salad Date: February 26, 2014

Looking for something quick and easy to plant that you can harvest early in the spring? Growing a bed of baby greens is just that! Come join us at the Grow to Learn Demonstration Garden as we learn how to prepare plant, maintain, and harvest a bed of baby greens.

Grow to Learn registered schools will receive seeds to plant their baby greens! First come, first served, while supplies last.

Please RSVP for this workshop.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: GrowNYC Greening Library

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2014-02-26 2014-02-26 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:32 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/26/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: February 26, 2014

Yoga - Relax and Stretch is an open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2014-02-26 2014-02-26 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 27, 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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2014-02-27 2014-02-27 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Black History Month Exhibition: The March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/arsenal-gallery-exhibtion-the-march1 Date: February 27, 2014

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks’ Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Artists include: Mitsuko Brooks, Gladys Carty, Tuwanda Harmon, Bill Howard, Nathaniel Ladson, Olga Matos-Castillo, Dionis Ortiz, Malcolm Pinckney, Ansel Pitcairn, Victor Polanco, Jake Seo, Christopher Spinelli, Dexter G. Stringfellow, Mario Tavarez, Alan J.P. Thompson, Quay Quinn Wolf, and Wayne Young.

Open Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

Admission is free, closed on holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:31 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: February 27, 2014

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

Stretch, Tone and Balance is a moderate, heart-pumping workout that strengthens and lengthens muscles and improves imbalance.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:27 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: February 27, 2014

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 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:46 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/chair-yoga Date: February 27, 2014

A wonderful adaptation of the standard yoga sequence, Chair Yoga is done seated. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:15 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 10:15 am 11:00 am 40.7296, -74.0054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:46 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/chair-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/chair-fitness Date: February 27, 2014

The chair exercise program gives members the opportunity to add more movement and activity in their daily lives to improve health. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7296, -74.0054 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:46 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Winter Movie Series: Imitation of Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-imitation-of-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-imitation-of-life Date: February 27, 2014

Duck inside for a free movie series now showing at recreation centers in Brooklyn!

Imitation of Life is a classic movie from 1959. It tells the story of a young white family that sets up housekeeping with an African-American mother and daughter in conflict.

Open to the public. Free popcorn!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 11:30 am 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:54 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: February 27, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high atop Vista Rock.

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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f65a3bc85.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:32 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Preview Screening of The Trials of Muhammad Ali]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-the-trials-of-muhammad-ali http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-the-trials-of-muhammad-ali Date: February 27, 2014

Arts, Culture & Fun presents a special advanced screening of the film The Trials of Muhammad Ali.

The Trials of Muhammad Ali covers Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The film explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.

See the film before it airs on PBS! RSVP by emailing deborah.grant@parks.nyc.gov or calling (718) 622-2082. Space is limited, so reserve early.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 622-2082

Location: Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.6899, -73.9467 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d07d4157817.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:40 EST
<![CDATA[TreeLC Care Captain Training at The Arsenal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/treelc-care-captain-training-at-the-arsenal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/treelc-care-captain-training-at-the-arsenal Date: February 27, 2014

Sign up to become a TreeLC Care Captain, and learn how to lead your own tree care workshops and events!

Care Captain trainings empower enthusiastic tree stewards to offer tree care workshops to their neighbors and friends. You will learn all the steps to running a workshop; seasonally specific tree care strategies and tips; community organizing and event coordination skills, and gain an in-depth understanding of the MillionTreesNYC initiative.

Who can attend?

New Yorkers who are interested in leading local tree stewardship, who commit to planning a community tree care event engaging at least 10 community members and caring for at least 10 trees. Our Care Captain program is a good fit for representatives of block associations, classrooms, neighborhood groups or other civic organizations.

Registration is required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7254

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:24 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: February 27, 2014

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

Bootcamp is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Mary Wells, The Tumultuous Life of Motown's First Superstar]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/arts-culture-fun-presents-mary-wells-the-tumultuous-life-of-motowns-first-superstar http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/27/arts-culture-fun-presents-mary-wells-the-tumultuous-life-of-motowns-first-superstar Date: February 27, 2014

Peter Benjaminson is a Harlem resident, Motown enthusiast and author of The Story of Motown and The Lost Supreme: The Life of Dreamgirl Florence Ballard. He will discuss the life and career of Mary Wells, her struggles to survive, to achieve happiness, to break away from Motown Records and to recover from that separation. He will play audio recordings of Mary Wells' performances, and excerpts from her interview that forms the basis for his recently published book.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

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

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-02-27 2014-02-27 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:40 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: February 28, 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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2014-02-28 2014-02-28 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/sit-aerobics Date: February 28, 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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2014-02-28 2014-02-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:36 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: February 28, 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 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 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[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 28, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0f1200485b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:42 EST
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: February 28, 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 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 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/2014/02/28/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/seasonal-crafts Date: February 28, 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 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:14 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/adaptive-swim1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/adaptive-swim1 Date: February 28, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/adapted-aquatics1 Date: February 28, 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: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:16 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/adaptive-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/adaptive-swim Date: February 28, 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.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[After School Ice Skating (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/after-school-ice-skating http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/after-school-ice-skating Date: February 28, 2014

Learn the basic elements of ice skating through group and individual instruction.

Participation in this 10-session program includes use of all equipment.

Ages 5 – 7. Space is limited; advance registration required.

Please note: Registration is full.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:28 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/adapted-aquatics2 Date: February 28, 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.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/adapted-aquatics Date: February 28, 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.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 271-7572

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2014-02-28 2014-02-28 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:16 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month Celebration at Sorrentino Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/black-history-month-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/black-history-month-celebration Date: February 28, 2014

Come join us as we celebrate Black History Month with an evening of African dance and Zumba demonstrations, and a short play performed by our afterschool and youth members!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: 7184714818

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 6:00 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:49 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Youth Open Mic!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/arts-culture-funs-2014-winter-series-youth-open-mic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/arts-culture-funs-2014-winter-series-youth-open-mic Date: February 28, 2014

Get creative at NYC Park's cultural arts center! Share, sing, or play your artwork at Von King's open mic at this event for teens and young adults.

Registration is required to participate, so let us know early. Contact Deb Grant or Gene Fowler at (718) 622-2082 to perform.

Presented by Arts, Culture & Fun.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 622-2082

Location: Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6899, -73.9467 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:41 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: February 28, 2014

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 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:23 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Winter Movie Series: Spy Kids 3D Game Over]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-spy-kids-3d-game-over http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/brooklyn-winter-movie-series-spy-kids-3d-game-over Date: February 28, 2014

Duck inside for a free movie series now showing at recreation centers in Brooklyn.

In Spy Kids 3D: Game Over, Carmen gets trapped inside a virtual reality game designed by a new nemesis. Juni must save her and the world!

Open to the public. Free popcorn!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-02-28 2014-02-28 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:55 EST
<![CDATA[Hearts & All That Jazz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/hearts-all-that-jazz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/28/hearts-all-that-jazz Date: February 28, 2014

The Conference House Association has rescheduled their February event, Hearts and All That Jazz, an evening of jazz, small bites, sweet delights, and liquid refreshments. This event features whirlwind music by Jazz Union, led by Don Vivelo of Staten Island. Come hear them fill up the house with swings and sways as you munch away on finger foods and treats. Raffles will also be available to have a chance to take something home with you!

Tickets are $30 each. Reservations required by February 24. Credit cards and checks are accepted.

For more information call (718) 984-6046 or email ConferenceHouseEvents@gmail.com.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-02-28 2014-02-28 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 1, 2014

An art exhibition comprised of paintings made by Bronx artist Danilo Peguero. This exhibition is a celebration of the Bronx's rich architectural history. The show features some of the most interesting and glamorous doors that beautify and protect the heart of the unconquerable Bronx.

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 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 1, 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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2014-03-01 2014-03-01 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: March 1, 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 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 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[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 1, 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.

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 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:28 EST
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 1, 2014

Step out of the bustling city and into the Florida Keys, where the dramatic beauty of a flourishing tropical garden is amplified by vibrant architecture to recall this particular island's charm and ambience.

The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's sprawling glasshouse galleries are transformed into a modernist Key West estate garden inspired by a garden originally designed by award-winning landscape architect Raymond Jungles for Susan Henshaw Jones, who is President of the Museum of the City of New York, and Judge Richard K. Eaton.

Immerse yourself in an effusion of orchids blooming among still, geometric reflecting pools, soaring angular pergolas, and sleek benches.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-03-01 2014-03-01 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: March 1, 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 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:10 EST
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: March 1, 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 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:25 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 1, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:30 EST
<![CDATA[National Girls and Women in Sports Day in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-in-brooklyn1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-in-brooklyn1 Date: March 1, 2014

Join us for National Girls and Women in Sports Day, an annual event honoring female athletes! To celebrate, NYC Parks has free events in all five boroughs.

Activities in Brooklyn include:

  • Fitness challenge and talks by current and former WNBA New York Liberty players
  • Guest speaker April Holmes, USA Paralympic gold medal winner for track
  • Self-defense classes
  • Wheelchair sports
  • Nutrition talks
  • Giveaways

Register by 11:30 a.m. to receive a free t-shirt! Girls are welcome at this family-friendly event.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-03-01 2014-03-01 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:42 EST
<![CDATA[National Girls and Women in Sports Day in Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/national-girls-and-women-in-sports-day-queens Date: March 1, 2014

Join us for National Girls and Women in Sports Day, an annual event honoring female athletes! To celebrate, NYC Parks has free events in all five boroughs.

Activities in Queens include:

  • Soccer clinic with Queens College
  • Zumba class
  • Wallyball game play
  • Double dutch with Stan's Pepper Steppers
  • Martial arts instruction
  • Cheerleading demo
  • Guest speakers
  • Giveaways

Register by 11:30 a.m. to receive a free t-shirt! Girls are welcome at this family-friendly event.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:42 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Winter Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/nature-photography-winter-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/nature-photography-winter-woods Date: March 1, 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: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 11:00 am 40.5354, -74.2083 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:46 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/esl-class Date: March 1, 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 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:20 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: March 1, 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 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 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[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: March 1, 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 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 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[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/fitness-bootcamp Date: March 1, 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 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:35 EST
<![CDATA[Ssss-ensational Snakes!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/ssssensational-snakes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/ssssensational-snakes Date: March 1, 2014

Let's enjoy a special story about these slithering, scaly creatures. We won't be able to see them in the wild, but feel free to visit our resident corn snake, Cornelius. Make a fun snake craft to wear home. This program is geared for children ages 4 - 8 with adult chaperone. Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:42 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The World’s Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair Date: March 1, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. On this walking tour learn discover Flushing Meadows Corona Park, site of two twentieth century World's Fairs attended by millions of people and the largest park in Queens.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 1:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:57 EST
<![CDATA[Wilderness Survival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/wilderness-survival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/wilderness-survival Date: March 1, 2014

What would you do if you found yourself lost in the woods? Do you know how to build your own shelter, or start a fire without matches? What would you eat and where would you find water? Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness. On these fun, family friendly programs you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival program is perfect for you. Wilderness survival programs feature hands-on activities in an outdoor setting.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 1:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52bc6c2bdef71.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:52 EST
<![CDATA[New York Turtles Meet and Greet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/new-york-turtles-meet-and-greet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/01/new-york-turtles-meet-and-greet Date: March 1, 2014

Bring the whole family to meet the turtles of New York with Lorri Cramer, N.Y. State Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator and Turtle Specialist, at this free program inside the Payson Park House.

Lorri Carmer of the New York Turtle and Tortoise Society will be joined by some of her shelled friends as she speaks about what makes turtles so special and what you can do to help them.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-795-1388x302

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-03-01 2014-03-01 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.8674, -73.929 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52f2b540b2b8d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:48 EST