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, 28 Jul 2014 19:04:45 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[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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: February 25, 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[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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![CDATA[Adult Adaptive Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/adult-adaptive-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/adult-adaptive-sports Date: February 25, 2014

A selection of adaptive sports clinics. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

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

Start time: 12:15 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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<![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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<![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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<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/02/25/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: February 25, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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<![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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<![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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<![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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