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 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:23:14 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[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:23:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 7, 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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2014-03-07 2014-03-07 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:23:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/strata Date: March 7, 2014

NYC Parks is pleased to present STRATA, an exhibition of prints, ceramics and collages by Marie Lorenz, Katy Fischer and Max Warsh. The artists in STRATA collect and arrange found or invented artifacts from the urban environment, including river flotsam, ceramic shards, and architectural details, through various modes of discovery. They use their collections as source material for multilayered, abstract compositions that reframe our familiar surroundings and challenge the division between man-made and organic in favor of a more seamless view of the material world. STRATA is on view in the Arsenal Gallery now through April 24, 2014.

Marie Lorenz creates large scale, collograph prints from objects she collects on her excursions through New York City’s waterways. In this new series of prints, Lorenz engages with the mysterious paths the objects have traveled by repeatedly printing the elements in ornate circular patterns, which evoke both tidal vortexes and folk art medallions.

Katy Fischer’s ceramic sculpture is reminiscent of archeological discoveries. She is inspired by the way ancient artifacts become evocatively abstract shapes once they are broken, weathered and displaced, not unlike the bits of debris deposited around the city. The shard-like fragments read as both found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational and suggest intriguing connections and possible histories.

On his walks around the city, Max Warsh photographs architectural facades, which are used as source material for his work. For these new pieces, Warsh photographed buildings in the neighborhood that surrounds the Arsenal. He then reconfigures these found textures, grooved surfaces and cast ornamental details in his studio through cutting, painting and collage to arrive at compositions that reinvigorate our engagement with the visual language of the urban landscape.

In the work of all three artists, the fragment points to a larger more complete whole and a sense that a sum of the parts does or could exist. However each artist works to evade the reveal: we never see the whole building, the actual found object, or the unbroken pot. Rather, these fragmented compositions convey the way memory is an amalgamated fiction rather than a knowable fact.

In conjunction with STRATA , Audra Wolowiec will present the sound installation Weather Language on April 14, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Arsenal. The sound piece will be composed of a mixture of found sounds and vocal interventions that are sensitive to both the Arsenal site and the city at large. Wolowiecs’ voice will overlap with the voices of strangers she encountered while walking through the city, creating a sound environment that is as subtle and ambiguous as the weather.

The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks and park history. It is located on the third floor of the Parks Department Headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Arsenal Gallery, please call 212-360-8163.

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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:23:18 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 7, 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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2014-03-07 2014-03-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:23:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: March 7, 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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2014-03-07 2014-03-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:23:18 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/english-reading-for-adults Date: March 7, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:23:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/sit-aerobics Date: March 7, 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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2014-03-07 2014-03-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:23:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 7, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:23:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: March 7, 2014

History buffs will love this tour of the Harlem Meer and its environs, which were key lands in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The route involves many hills and 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) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fede1b969d.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:23:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:23:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/shape-up-nyc-pilates1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/shape-up-nyc-pilates1 Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:23:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:23:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/seasonal-crafts Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:23:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adapted-aquatics1 Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:23:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adaptive-swim1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adaptive-swim1 Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:23:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adaptive-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adaptive-swim Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:23:20 EDT
<![CDATA[After School Ice Skating (Registration Full)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/after-school-ice-skating http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/after-school-ice-skating Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7964, -73.9547 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:23:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adapted-aquatics2 Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:23:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/adapted-aquatics Date: March 7, 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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2014-03-07 2014-03-07 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:23:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/07/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: March 7, 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 2014-03-07 2014-03-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:23:21 EDT