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 19:56:36 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/2014/03/24/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 24, 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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2014-03-24 2014-03-24 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/strata Date: March 24, 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 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 24, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: March 24, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 24, 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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2014-03-24 2014-03-24 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair/Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/chairsit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/chairsit-aerobics Date: March 24, 2014

Get a full cardio workout without using machines! Great for those with limited mobility or those in wheelchairs.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: March 24, 2014

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 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/chair-yoga Date: March 24, 2014

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing. 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: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: March 24, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tax Preparation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/free-tax-preparation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/free-tax-preparation Date: March 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 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.8406, -73.8428 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/monday-movement Date: March 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 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/sit-aerobics Date: March 24, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance with minimal impact on joints. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:15 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2014-03-24 2014-03-24 11:15 am 12:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 24, 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 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: March 24, 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 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Composter Certificate Course with the NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/master-composter-certificate-course-with-the-nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden Date: March 24, 2014

The Master Composter Certificate Course is a wonderful way to become more involved in the composting community in Queens and to share your love for composting with others! You will gain a deeper understanding of composting in NYC and support in creating a compost-related project of your design. Master composters play a vital role in educating New Yorkers about the joys of composting in the city.

To apply, use the online application at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/compost/compostproj.shtml.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 7, 2014.

Learn more about becoming a Master Composter: http://www.queensbotanical.org/Education/compost/master_composter

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-03-24 2014-03-24 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: March 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 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: March 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 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[NYU Mobility Clinic: Amputee Mobility Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/nyu-mobility-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/nyu-mobility-clinic Date: March 24, 2014

New York University and Recreation Center 54 partner to host an Amputee Mobility Clinic (part of NYU's Amputee Support Program). For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/24/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: March 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 2014-03-24 2014-03-24 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: March 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 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 1:30 am 2:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 25, 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 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 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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2014-03-25 2014-03-25 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/strata Date: March 25, 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 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 25, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 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 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 25, 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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2014-03-25 2014-03-25 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 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 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 25, 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 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/abs-work-out Date: March 25, 2014

Take part in this 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 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/meditation-class Date: March 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 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: March 25, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: March 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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2014-03-25 2014-03-25 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Jamaica Bay Greenway Community Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/jamaica-bay-greenway-community-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/jamaica-bay-greenway-community-workshops Date: March 25, 2014

The NYC Department of Transportation and the Regional Plan Association will be continuing their work to create a cohesive, connected, an user-friendly greenway route around Jamaica Bay by hosting public workshops. There will be four workshops held in communities around the bay in March and April. Come voice your ideas and give feedback on improving access to the greenway, waterfront, and amazing parkland in an around the bay. Please RSVP to jamaicabaygreenway@dot.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 546-4318

Location: Scholar's Academy

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2014-03-25 2014-03-25 6:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.5841, -73.8257 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: March 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 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/25/wheelchair-basketball Date: March 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 2014-03-25 2014-03-25 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 26, 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 2014-03-26 2014-03-26 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 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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2014-03-26 2014-03-26 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/strata Date: March 26, 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 2014-03-26 2014-03-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 26, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-03-26 2014-03-26 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: March 26, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-03-26 2014-03-26 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 26, 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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2014-03-26 2014-03-26 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair/Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/chairsit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/chairsit-aerobics Date: March 26, 2014

Get a full cardio workout without using machines! Great for those with limited mobility or those in wheelchairs.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-03-26 2014-03-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8344 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/sit-aerobics Date: March 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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2014-03-26 2014-03-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: March 26, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-03-26 2014-03-26 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Book Signing of "Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown's First Superstar"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/arts-culture-fun-book-signing-of-mary-wells-the-tumultuous-life-of-motowns-first-superstar http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/arts-culture-fun-book-signing-of-mary-wells-the-tumultuous-life-of-motowns-first-superstar Date: March 26, 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 of his recently published book.

Hear hits by Mary Wells, sung by solo artist Lorraine Moore!

Please reserve your seat by calling (718) 622-2082. This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

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 2014-03-26 2014-03-26 11:00 am 40.6899, -73.9467 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 26, 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 2014-03-26 2014-03-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/adaptive-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/adaptive-dance Date: March 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 2014-03-26 2014-03-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: March 26, 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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2014-03-26 2014-03-26 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/26/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: March 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 2014-03-26 2014-03-26 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 27, 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 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 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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2014-03-27 2014-03-27 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/strata Date: March 27, 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 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: March 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 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 27, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 27, 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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2014-03-27 2014-03-27 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: March 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 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/chair-yoga Date: March 27, 2014

Get into yoga! This session of mindful, seated exercise will convince you of the benefits of this popular practice.

People with disabilities and who are able-bodied are welcome. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/conversational-english Date: March 27, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation to explore their English diction and comprehension.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/adaptive-track-and-field Date: March 27, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 27, 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 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: March 27, 2014

Established on land that would become part of Central Park, Seneca Village was Manhattan’s first known community of African-American property owners. Learn about the history of the village and the people who lived there. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check 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: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7846, -73.9697 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Poking Fun: Political Puns and Social Satire in the Genre Paintings of William Sidney Mount]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/poking-fun-political-puns-and-social-satire-in-the-genre-paintings-of-william-sidney-mount http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/poking-fun-political-puns-and-social-satire-in-the-genre-paintings-of-william-sidney-mount Date: March 27, 2014

This lecture by Elizabeth Kahn Kaplan is part of King Manor Museum's free lecture series, Talking about History. Co-presented with York College's Political Science Discipline.

Nineteenth century relations between the sexes, abolitionist preaching, political chicanery, all were grist for visual puns incorporated into seemingly simple scenes of country life on Long Island. Mount's neighbors and upwardly mobile city patrons readily "got" his subtle - and not so subtle - jokes, sometimes with a subtext about the political role of freed slaves. Presidential campaigns in the late 1830s and early 1840s had deteriorated into manipulation of carefully chosen symbols, and Mount exploited these in his art. Mount's "insider" jokes, double entendres, puns, and political humor will motivate discussion about the political and social themes of Mount's day. What is represented by the boy tickling a sleeping black man with a straw in Farmers Nooning, 1836? What does the trap represent in Catching Rabbits, 1839? Discovery of Mount's sharp wit adds another dimension to appreciation of his art.

This Speakers in the Humanities event, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: York College

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2014-03-27 2014-03-27 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7027, -73.796 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[TreeLC Care Captain Training at The Arsenal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/treelc-care-captain-training-at-the-arsenal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/treelc-care-captain-training-at-the-arsenal Date: March 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 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: March 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 2014-03-27 2014-03-27 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Chakaia Booker Talk & Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/arts-culture-fun-chakaia-booker http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/27/arts-culture-fun-chakaia-booker Date: March 27, 2014

Acclaimed artist Chakaia Booker will discuss her work and lead a sculpture workshop. Participants are asked to bring meaningful objects for incluson in their own artwork.

Booker uses industrial materials to merge ecological, economic, and social concerns. Her best-known works are expressed through recyclable, discarded automobile tires. Booker has lectured and exhibited extensively around the country. Her scultpures are included in dozens of public collections, including the permanent collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of Art.

Presented in partnership with the Art Students League of New York.

The event is open to the public. Space is limited. To RSVP, please email bk.artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 218-2380.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-03-27 2014-03-27 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5318dea2c5ccb.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 28, 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 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 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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2014-03-28 2014-03-28 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/strata Date: March 28, 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 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Women's Work Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/womens-work-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/womens-work-exhibit Date: March 28, 2014

The Conference House Association celebrates Women's History Month by featuring colonial women who ventured outside of kitchen and house work. Poets, writers, printers, and many other careers were accomplished by women such as Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, and Deborah Sampson. The association honor these women, and others, in an exhibit located in the Visitor's Center at Conference House Park. Stop by and travel through historic moments that helped change the thinking of women today.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533044d6c90c4.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 28, 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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2014-03-28 2014-03-28 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/english-reading-for-adults Date: March 28, 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 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/sit-aerobics Date: March 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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2014-03-28 2014-03-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/adaptive-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/adaptive-fitness Date: March 28, 2014

Take this Recreation Center class to feel leaner and stronger! The program is specifically for people with disabilities or limited mobility.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/bryant-park-juggling Date: March 28, 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 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: March 28, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." This 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: 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 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: March 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 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: March 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 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/adapted-aquatics2 Date: March 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: Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/seasonal-crafts Date: March 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 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/adapted-aquatics1 Date: March 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: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/adapted-aquatics Date: March 28, 2014

Practice your swimming skills in this adaptive swim program for people with disabilities! To register, which is mandatory, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 4:00 pm 5:45 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Open Mic!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/arts-culture-funs-2014-winter-series-youth-open-mic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/arts-culture-funs-2014-winter-series-youth-open-mic Date: March 28, 2014

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

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

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 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6899, -73.9467 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Movie Screening: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/brooklyn-movie-screening-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/brooklyn-movie-screening-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs-2 Date: March 28, 2014

Bring the whole family for a free, kid-friendly movie screening!

In Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Flint Lockwood works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave when he finds out his infamous machine is still operational and churning out food-animal hybrids!

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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2014-03-28 2014-03-28 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/28/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: March 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 2014-03-28 2014-03-28 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Doors To The Bronx Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/doors-to-the-bronx-exhibition1 Date: March 29, 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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: March 29, 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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2014-03-29 2014-03-29 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: March 29, 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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[30th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/30th-annual-greenthumb-growtogether http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/30th-annual-greenthumb-growtogether Date: March 29, 2014

Join over a thousand community gardeners and greening professionals from all over New York City for a day of learning, sharing, networking, and greening inspiration at the 30th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether! This year's conference features exciting new workshops and returning favorites, including many hands-on workshops for gardeners of all ages. Enjoy live music and dance performances, a children's play area, raffle prizes and much more!

Pre-register by March 21.
$5 = breakfast + workshops + lunch + t-shirt

Register at the door on March 29th
$7 = breakfast + workshops
Free = Children 12 and under

Order your tickets online at 30th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether webpage.

To register for one of three free buses coming from Brooklyn, please call the GreenThumb office at (212) 788-8070.

To pre-register by mail and sign up for bus transportation please fill out the form on page 7 of the GreenThumb Spring Program Guide and mail the completed form with your payment to: City Parks Foundation/Greenthumb before March 21st to guarantee breakfast, lunch, conference participation, and t-shirt. If you do not pre-register, you are not guaranteed lunch or a t-shirt

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Hostos Community College

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2014-03-29 2014-03-29 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.8176, -73.9277 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/esl-class Date: March 29, 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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: March 29, 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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Exercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/shaking-in-your-seat Date: March 29, 2014

This energizing, seated workout for adults and seniors invigorates and infuses new interest and enthusiasm in fitness. It uses exciting latin rhythms with easy to follow steps from cha-cha, mambo, merengue, salsa, bachata, flamenco, cumbia, old-school dances and even belly-dancing, making it fun, safe and healthy for all.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/the-orchid-show-key-west-contemporary Date: March 29, 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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2014-03-29 2014-03-29 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: March 29, 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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: March 29, 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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Voulnteer Garden Clean-Up Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/voulnteer-garden-cleanup-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/voulnteer-garden-cleanup-day Date: March 29, 2014

Roll-up your sleeves and don your gardening gloves to help us make the grounds of Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum look beautiful again after winter’s weather! Light breakfast available. Please bring gloves and wear boots.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: March 29, 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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Pure Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/pure-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/pure-meditation Date: March 29, 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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Magnificent Mineral Mosaics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/magnificent-mineral-mosaics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/magnificent-mineral-mosaics Date: March 29, 2014

Create colorful artwork with printed mosaics and learn about rocks, minerals, and ores. Arrange and glue chipboard mosaic squares into a Greenbelt animal or a beautiful pattern.

Suitable for ages 7 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 11:00 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 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Winter Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/nature-photography-winter-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/nature-photography-winter-woods Date: March 29, 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: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/pysanky-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/03/29/pysanky-workshop Date: March 29, 2014

Learn the time-honored art of creating these intricately patterned Ukrainian Easter eggs and create your own using a wax-resist technique at this hands-on workshop. Hot wax and permanent dyes used; please dress accordingly. Age 14 and up. Bring a bag lunch, only light refreshments offered. Space is limited.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-03-29 2014-03-29 11:00 am 3:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:56:37 EDT