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 Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:37:44 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:28 EST
<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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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