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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:48:48 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/2014/04/20/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 20, 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[Hike the Trails of North Forty Natural Area]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/hike-the-trails-of-north-forty-natural-area http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/hike-the-trails-of-north-forty-natural-area Date: April 20, 2014

Join American Littoral Society naturalist Mickey Maxwell Cohen and discover birds, early wildflowers, and hidden W.W. II military bunkers in this developing maritime woodland. Meet at the Ryan Visitor Center at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 474-0896

Location: Ryan Visitor Center

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<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/smorgasburg Date: April 20, 2014

Join us Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for another season of Brooklyn’s best street food. From brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream, there’s always something yummy for everyone. Come enjoy our food with a view.

The markets are open 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., rain or shine, all spring, summer and fall. See ya there!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/food-truck-rally Date: April 20, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance and the New York City Food Truck Association present a sampling of cuisines from around the world from New York's best food trucks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532741acbe015.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: April 20, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike: Salt Marsh (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/nature-exploration-hike-salt-marsh-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/nature-exploration-hike-salt-marsh-light Date: April 20, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public.

On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 12:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: April 20, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Salamander Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/salamander-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/salamander-exploration Date: April 20, 2014

Salamanders are an indicator species of a healthy environment. Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you through the woods in search of amphibians and other forest floor critters.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 1:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Upcycling Ideas and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/earth-day-upcycling-ideas-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/earth-day-upcycling-ideas-and-crafts Date: April 20, 2014

Join the Rangers in this celebration of Earth Day. Engage your creative side and breathe new life into reusable items.

All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Beach Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/kids-beach-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/kids-beach-exploration Date: April 20, 2014

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

We will encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 1:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/20/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: April 20, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public.

On our hikes,discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-04-20 2014-04-20 2:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 21, 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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2014-04-21 2014-04-21 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/seniors-fitness-yoga Date: April 21, 2014

Keep active by joining a yoga class!

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Indian Field Comfort Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/strata Date: April 21, 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 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: April 21, 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 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: April 21, 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 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: April 21, 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 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/blooming-naturalists Date: April 21, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special in a different lesson each day!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Magnificent Monday: Earth Under the Spotlight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/magnificent-monday-earth-under-the-spotlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/magnificent-monday-earth-under-the-spotlight Date: April 21, 2014

As Earth Day approaches, let’s learn more about the Earth’s natural features, such as soil, pond water, rocks, and more.

We will collect interesting samples to examine, then return to the Education Building to view these features (and more) through microscopes, a flex cam, and other lab equipment sponsored by the Northfield Foundation.

This program is designed for ages 8-13 and their adult chaperones and is part of the Awesome Afternoons series, sponsored by Time Warner Cable.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: April 21, 2014

A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: April 21, 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 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: April 21, 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. Everyone will meet on the porch of Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park at 7:00 p.m.

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 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/21/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: April 21, 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 2014-04-21 2014-04-21 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: April 22, 2014

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

Materials required:

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

Start time: 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 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 1:30 am 2:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 22, 2014

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Saturdays, Tuesday and Thursday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Rain and weather / air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are cancelled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. After years of being a gym rat, I've seen the light, so to speak. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 22, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-04-22 2014-04-22 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/seniors-fitness-walking Date: April 22, 2014

Walking is an excellent way to stay fit and enjoy the scenes of the city.

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Indian Field Comfort Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/strata Date: April 22, 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 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 22, 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 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/earth-day-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/earth-day-hike Date: April 22, 2014

Listen for the sounds of spring and look for wildlife as we walk along the ponds of High Rock.

Learn about the history of the environmental conservation movement on Staten Island and how it has and continues to protect the "heart and lungs" of the Greenbelt.

This is a moderately-paced interpretative walk approximately 3 miles in length and suitable for ages 7 and up.

Registration highly recommended.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.5845, -74.1251 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 22, 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 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/blooming-naturalists Date: April 22, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special in a different lesson each day!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/abs-work-out Date: April 22, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/meditation-class Date: April 22, 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 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group Date: April 22, 2014

Knit: Participants will create a small reversible knit project using two different colors. Materials: 1 (7oz) skein each of color A & color B in Worsted weight yarn, #6 knitting needles.

Crochet: Participants will make a reversible crochet project using two different colored yarns. Materials: Worsted weight yarn, crochet hook letter H. 1 (7oz.) skein each of Color A & Color B.

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 2:30 pm 3:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: April 22, 2014

Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program will be entering its second season, launching during earth week this April. The goal of Tree Care Tuesdays is to beautify NYC neighborhoods, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff.

Tree care sessions involve community volunteers, alongside HII crew cleaning-up, aerating and mulching tree beds and planting bulbs in the tree bed soil all while spending quality time with your community and mother nature.

Human Impacts Institute will provide supplies for tree care. Participants should bring water bottles, sunblock, a hat, and any other personal items. Participants under 18 need to be accompanied by a guardian.

Please note: Tree Care Tuesdays meets on Tuesdays between 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., from April 22nd through September 2nd. On April 22, May 20, June 17 and July 15, Tree Care Tuesdays will meet 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Space is limited. Registration is recommended for individuals and required for groups. Please register by email and specify “Tree Care Tuesday”, the specific DATE, as well as how many people will be attending in your registration.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-9761

Location: Brooklyn Arbor School

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2014-04-22 2014-04-22 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7099, -73.9549 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/22/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: April 22, 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 2014-04-22 2014-04-22 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 23, 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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2014-04-23 2014-04-23 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/seniors-fitness-yoga Date: April 23, 2014

Keep active by joining a yoga class!

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Indian Field Comfort Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/strata Date: April 23, 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 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: April 23, 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 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: April 23, 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 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: April 23, 2014

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to improve your cardiovascular health.

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 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Docent Corps - Trainings Spring 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/greenbelt-docent-corps-trainings-spring-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/greenbelt-docent-corps-trainings-spring-2014 Date: April 23, 2014

Would you like to learn more about the Greenbelt, meet people interested in the local environment, and serve the community? If your answer is "yes," the Greenbelt Docent Corps is a great opportunity for you. Learn additional background information about the Greenbelt, from facilities and trails to flora and fauna. Participants will receive a docent manual, filled with great information about the Greenbelt. This training is free and geared for adults over 18 years of age. Registration required.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: April 23, 2014

A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/23/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: April 23, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

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: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-04-23 2014-04-23 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 24, 2014

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Saturdays, Tuesday and Thursday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Rain and weather / air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are cancelled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. After years of being a gym rat, I've seen the light, so to speak. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 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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2014-04-24 2014-04-24 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/seniors-fitness-walking Date: April 24, 2014

Walking is an excellent way to stay fit and enjoy the scenes of the city.

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Indian Field Comfort Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: STRATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/strata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/strata Date: April 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 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52fd2ae9dd9fd.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: April 24, 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 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: April 24, 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 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: April 24, 2014

Class will provide a total body workout, with strengthening exercises and light weight lifting. Most of the class is done seated, with modifications available for the standing portion. The center is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/conversational-english Date: April 24, 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 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/blooming-naturalists Date: April 24, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/learn-to-draw Date: April 24, 2014

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 1:00 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 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/nature-on-the-go Date: April 24, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/animal-encounter Date: April 24, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/garden-crew1 Date: April 24, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: April 24, 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 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 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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2014-04-25 2014-04-25 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/english-reading-for-adults Date: April 25, 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: April 25, 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 25, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some 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 the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/blooming-naturalists Date: April 25, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Arbor Day Great Tree Walk at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/arbor-day-great-tree-walk-at-conference-house-park4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/arbor-day-great-tree-walk-at-conference-house-park4 Date: April 25, 2014

Celebrate Arbor Day 2014 with a Great Tree Walk at Conference House Park. Discover the many unique 'arboricultural' treasures within the park. Walk will be led by a NYC Parks and Recreation arborist.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1462

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339bf9c62e61.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: April 25, 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/nature-on-the-go Date: April 25, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/seasonal-crafts Date: April 25, 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/animal-encounter Date: April 25, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[College Day: Never Too Young]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/college-day-never-too-young http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/college-day-never-too-young Date: April 25, 2014

Kids and teens are welcome to learn about college and possibilities for the future!

The event asks kids what they want to be when they grow up, and it teaches them how they can get there. Activities include talks, banner-making and other arts and crafts, performances, and guidance, all made possible by the kids participating.

For more information, please call Owen Dolen Recreation Center at (718) 829-0156.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Recreation Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.8394, -73.8436 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: April 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 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer for the High Rock Challenge Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/high-rock-challenge-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/high-rock-challenge-race Date: April 26, 2014

Volunteers are needed to assist with refreshments and directing runners with challenges. There are multiple locations and start times. To volunteer, you must be age 14 and up, those under 14 may participate if they are accompanied by an adult. Gloves and tools are provided. Please bring water and a light snack with you.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 7:00 am 40.5845, -74.1251 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: April 26, 2014

Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: April 26, 2014

Well known for his urban vistas, Daniel Hauben has spent many a lovely day painting Bronx Parks.

His new exhibit at the Poe Park VIsitor Center includes giclee prints on canvas and paper, as well as original oil and pastel paintings in locations such as Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, Wave Hill,Saint James Park, Old Fort Four Park, Pelham Bay Park and Poe Park.

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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bird-walk1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bird-walk1 Date: April 26, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Get the Picture?”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/art-in-the-garden-get-the-picture3 Date: April 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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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 8:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[20th Parkinson’s Unity Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/20th-parkinsons-unity-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/20th-parkinsons-unity-walk Date: April 26, 2014

Take a gentle 1.4-mile walk around Central Park and help raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease research.

All of donations go to research. It is also a day of community and education. Informational booths will be open.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (866) 789-9255

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 8:30 am 2:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day1 Date: April 26, 2014

Seven years ago, the city launched MillionTreesNYC with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the city. The benefits to be gained were clear: improved air and water quality; reduced pollution from storm water runoff, flooding and erosion; and reduced energy costs, to name a few.

But MillionTreesNYC is just the first step in enhancing and preserving New York City's urban forest. Tree care and stewardship are the next critical steps to ensuring the survival of our urban forest.

This spring's MillionTreesNYC forest restoration day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by the Natural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.

Since 2007, we have come a long way towards reaching our goal of planting one million trees, and we are confident that we will get there. We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch

Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533dc9dd19b65.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day Date: April 26, 2014

Seven years ago, the city launched MillionTreesNYC with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the city. The benefits to be gained were clear: improved air and water quality; reduced pollution from storm water runoff, flooding and erosion; and reduced energy costs, to name a few.
But MillionTreesNYC is just the first step in enhancing and preserving New York City's urban forest. Tree care and stewardship are the next critical steps to ensuring the survival of our urban forest.
This spring's MillionTreesNYC forest restoration day will focus on stewardship and caring for young forests that have already been planted. In this endeavor, MillionTreesNYC and NYC Parks are joined by the Natural Areas Conservancy, a non-profit organization that was formed to restore and preserve the natural areas of New York City, including forests and wetlands, to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers.
Since 2007, we have come a long way towards reaching our goal of planting one million trees, and we are confident that we will get there. We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.
Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:
  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch

Register online, registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Marine Park at E. 36th Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6054, -73.9276 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/533dc9dd19b65.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/esl-class Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk MS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/walk-ms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/walk-ms Date: April 26, 2014

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other - a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we've made and to show the power of our connections. When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 10,000 people living with MS in our community. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts. Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today.

There is no registration fee, but all participants are encouraged to raise a minimum of $125. Any individual who raises $125 receives a free Walk MS t-shirt.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 1150 Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.6195, -74.1074 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: April 26, 2014

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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day in Jamaica Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/earth-day-in-jamaica-bay6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/earth-day-in-jamaica-bay6 Date: April 26, 2014

Join us for a fun day of educational and community service events in Broad Channel, Queens. Bring your children, friends and family to help make our community spaces greener and to help our salt marsh habitats thrive this year!
All cleanup volunteers are eligible to win two free concert tickets to see world famous musician, Jack Johnson, perform at Jones Beach Theatre on Saturday, June 7th, 2014, courtesy of Skraptacular and the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation.
To be eligible, you must register in advance for the cleanup and check in at our registration desk the day of the cleanup. Click here to register.
The ticket winner will be announced on our Facebook page, so please "Like Us" on Facebook!
Volunteer Information:
10 AM - 12 Noon: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge ecology walk with Don Riepe of the American Littoral Society. Meet at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel, Queens, NY.
12 Noon: Check-in for Community Cleanup of Sunset Cove & American Park. All volunteers are required to sign volunteer waivers.
12:15 PM: Dan Mundy Sr. and Dan Mundy Jr. of the Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers and Elizabeth Stoehr of the American Littoral Society present a short talk about the Marsh Restoration Initiative.
12:30 PM – 3 PM: Cleanup begins. Bring gloves, water, insect repellant, sunscreen and wear appropriate shoes. Long pants recommended.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 474-0896

Location: Broad Channel American Ball Fields

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<![CDATA[Birding Bonanza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/birding-bonanza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/birding-bonanza Date: April 26, 2014

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance 's Natural Areas Team invites you for a free day of birdwatching and fun! We'll explore our wetlands and woodlands in search of resident and migratory birds. There will also be bird-themed arts & crafts and lemonade and light refreshments. Binoculars and birding guides will be provided.
This event is suitable for children ages 7-14 accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Registration is recommended. To register, email Christopher.Girgenti@parks.nyc.gov or call (212) 860-1899.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339d22f91883.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Willow Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/birding-willow-lake http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/birding-willow-lake Date: April 26, 2014

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 40.7227, -73.827 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/history-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/history-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir Date: April 26, 2014

Join Charles Monaco, local resident and history buff, on a tour of the reservoir and learn about its inception, cultural impact, and role as part of the "Brooklyn Waterworks."

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Edible Gardening Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/edible-gardening-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/edible-gardening-workshop Date: April 26, 2014

Children’s Garden Manager Lauren Gill demonstrates sustainable methods to create an edible mini garden for your backyard, deck, or window box. Learn how to grow fresh, delicious food at home in a way that is easily integrated into a busy schedule.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/bird-walk Date: April 26, 2014

Sherman Creek Park offers a diversity of ecosystems that provide habitat for many of New York City’s bird species.

Come check out some of the best birding spots in Manhattan and learn how New York Restoration Project’s approach to landscape management supports these populations.

Please RSVP by email.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.8611, -73.918 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/fitness-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/fitness-hike-vigorous Date: April 26, 2014

On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our City’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.

Fitness Hikes feature less talking and more walking, for those who don’t mind a vigorous two-hour hike.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Protect Your Beach: Plant Beach Grass With NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/protect-your-beach-plant-beach-grass-with-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/protect-your-beach-plant-beach-grass-with-nyc-parks Date: April 26, 2014

Registration is full for this event.

Join NYC Parks in protecting and stabilizing new dunes in Rockaway. Dunes are essential for protection against damaging coastal storms. Beach grass helps to increase the size of dunes by trapping windblown sand and its fibrous root system strengthens dunes by keeping sand in place.

Volunteers will plant beach grass along the crest of the dune. Please dress in warm, comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes, and bring a reusable water bottle and snacks. There will be no place to store personal items.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. This event is rain or shine. Planting dates are subject to change. Please check the website the day of the event to confirm.

NYC Parks and the Natural Areas Conservancy would like to thank the following partners and donors for supporting New York City's efforts to build and stabilize dunes: Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Fund for the City of New York, Leon Levy Foundation, NYC Service, Partnerships for Parks, and Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3440

Location: Rockaway Beach & Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5908, -73.768 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fca5341255.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: April 26, 2014

A low intensity workout that uses easy-to-follow dance steps to improve heart health and tone the body.

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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/knitcrochet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/knitcrochet-intermediate-group Date: April 26, 2014

Knit: Participants will create a small reversible knit project using two different colors. Materials: 1 (7oz) skein each of color A & color B in Worsted weight yarn, #6 knitting needles.

Crochet: Participants will make a reversible crochet project using two different colored yarns. Materials: Worsted weight yarn, crochet hook letter H. 1 (7oz.) skein each of Color A & Color B.

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 10:30 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Arbor Day Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/arbor-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/arbor-day-celebration Date: April 26, 2014

NYC Parks Forester, John Kilcullen will lead a discussion in Tappen Park about the importance of planting and caring for our neighborhood trees. Attendees will participate in planting Kousa Dogwood trees in the park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tappen Park

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R028 Tappen Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6268, -74.0769 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Thomas Jefferson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/learn-to-ride-street-games-at-thomas-jefferson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/learn-to-ride-street-games-at-thomas-jefferson-park Date: April 26, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 114th Street & First Avenue (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7941, -73.9361 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (vigorous): Lower Hudson River Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous-lower-hudson-river-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/nature-exploration-hike-vigorous-lower-hudson-river-parks Date: April 26, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On this long distance vigorous hike, explore the city’s rich history and fantastic views along the Hudson River.

Registration required. Please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 16th

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Bowling Green

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M007 Bowling Green 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 40.705, -74.0137 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/prospect-park-fair1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/prospect-park-fair1 Date: April 26, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance welcomes all Brooklynites to enjoy a day of family fun at the Prospect Park Fair. There will be live entertainment, vendors, food trucks, tennis demonstrations, a Pop-Up Audubon, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53274b60b150d.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:49 EDT