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 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:03:28 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/2014/03/22/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 22, 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 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:03:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: March 22, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:03:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 22, 2014

Artist Alan Richards’s colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/esl-class Date: March 22, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:03:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer to Install Deer Browse Guards at Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/pelham-bay-park-installing-deer-browse-guards http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/pelham-bay-park-installing-deer-browse-guards Date: March 22, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Pelham Bay Park to help protect our young trees from deer browse. Volunteers will be trained in proper fitting and installation of tree guards. These tree guards will prevent deer from rubbing and feeding on young trees. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes and warm clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at the North end of Orchard Beach parking lot.

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: Orchard Beach Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8687, -73.797 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:03:30 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 22, 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 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:03:30 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 22, 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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2014-03-22 2014-03-22 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:03:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: March 22, 2014

Learn to make an open mesh bag for the beach, or to put your crochet projects and yarn into. Bring your own materials. Choose any two complementary or contrasting colors of your choice. Think summer colors--for beginners, we would suggest avoiding dark colors. If you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns

Supplies needed:

  • #4 (Worsted Wt.) 100% cotton yarn (1 skein color A; 1 skein color B)
  • #J crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:03:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: March 22, 2014

Learn basic Tunisian or Afghan crochet in this class, where you'll learn to use the technique to make a pot holder.

Materials required:

  • One skein light colored worsted weight (#4) yarn
  • #H crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:03:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Scrapbooking and Sand Art by Princess for a Lifetime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/scrapbooking-and-sand-art-by-princess-for-a-lifetime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/scrapbooking-and-sand-art-by-princess-for-a-lifetime Date: March 22, 2014

Participants will make a sand art bottle project, as well as create their own scrapbook to fill with pictures and memories.

This activity is for boys and girls.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Spring Awakening Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/spring-awakening-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/spring-awakening-hike Date: March 22, 2014

Join the Greenbelt educators for a two hour hike through the central Greenbelt. This walk includes a brief visit to the LaTourette house. Suitable for ages 8 and up. Dress appropriately for hiking and for the weather conditions.

This program is sponsored by Councilman Vincent Ignizio. Registration required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:03:30 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 22, 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 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:03:30 EDT
<![CDATA[The Year Round and Migratory Birds of Northern Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/migratory-birds-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/migratory-birds-in-fort-tryon-park Date: March 22, 2014

Join us for an indoor talk followed by a birding walk in Inwood Hill Park. Learn to identify and value the flora and fauna of Northern Manhattan with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City and Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City. Learn about New York's many birds and plants with this expert naturalist. Please bring binoculars.

Leslie Day's Nature Talks are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Education Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52ebd7646d1c3.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:03:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Pure Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/pure-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/pure-meditation Date: March 22, 2014

Relax in the calmness of a quiet mind. This is an open sitting meditation practice, with optional slow-walking meditation. Beginners welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0301

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:03:30 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Fruit Tree Pruning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/greenthumb-workshop-fruit-tree-pruning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/greenthumb-workshop-fruit-tree-pruning Date: March 22, 2014

March is a great month to finish winter pruning. Help to prune the small trees and shrubs at this community garden. Learn how to prune fruit trees to improve production and protect tree health. We will demonstrate and explain the techniques first and then assist as you prune on your own.

This workshop is in partnership with the New York Botanical Garden.

Please RSVP

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Rock Garden/The Little Green Garden

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2014-03-22 2014-03-22 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.8218, -73.9132 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:03:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: March 22, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:03:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: March 22, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. In celebration of the Conservancy's upcoming work to restore the Obelisk and the exhibit, Cleopatra's Needle, currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, special tours will take place on April 4, 5, and 6 which will highlight the monument commonly known as Cleopatra's Needle. 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: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:03:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 22, 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: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:03:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: Weaving History]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/handson-history-weaving-history2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/handson-history-weaving-history2 Date: March 22, 2014

Did you know that before machines were invented, cloth had to be woven by hand? Create weavings out of both cloth and paper at King Manor! Families with children of all ages are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:03:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: March 22, 2014

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/fitness-bootcamp Date: March 22, 2014

Come join in! Bootcamp is a total body workout that helps muscle tone, improve strength and endurance, and addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:03:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: March 22, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check our calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:03:30 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: March 22, 2014

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-03-22 2014-03-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:03:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Tavern Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/tavern-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/22/tavern-concerts Date: March 22, 2014

It's Tavern time!

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

There will be warm fires and lots of laughter!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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