NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:52:19 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[2nd Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 30, 2015

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to announce our second year of Whimsical Winter Wonder.

Through paintings, photography, sculpture and various other mediums, fourteen established and emerging artists express their interpretation of winter, wonder and whimsy. This exhibition will charm and delight, even the youngest of art aficionados. Don't miss the show

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 2015-01-30 2015-01-30 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547f36502d998.jpg Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: January 30, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-01-30 2015-01-30 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: The Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/exhibition-the-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/exhibition-the-migration Date: January 30, 2015

NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhibition The Migration.

In the midst of tremendous upheaval—two world wars and the Great Depression—a vast movement of people, some 6 million African American descendants of the Antebellum South, fled the racial segregation and discrimination of Jim Crow laws for northern and western U.S. cities. The “Great Migration,” as it is commonly termed, caused a seismic societal demographic shift and left an indelible mark on the urbanization of America. Twenty-two artists share their interpretations of this historical epoch and its impact.

Closed holidays

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 2015-01-30 2015-01-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2c74e1f850.jpg Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Workshop: Grant Writing and Garden Design Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/grow-to-learn-workshop-grant-writing-and-garden-design-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/grow-to-learn-workshop-grant-writing-and-garden-design-workshop Date: January 30, 2015

Is your school planning to apply for the Grow to Learn Mini-Grant this fall?

Join the Grow to Learn team to learn how to write a successful grant application and stay for the Garden Planning workshop to create your optimal garden vision.

Gardeners should be prepared to show ID and use a metal detector to enter the building. Schools applying for a Mini-Grant in the February 11th round will be awarded a bonus point towards their application’s final review score by attending this workshop.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: GrowNYC Greening Library

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2015-01-30 2015-01-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7138, -74.0054 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Asser Levy Playground Ribbon Cutting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/asser-levy-playground-ribbon-cutting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/asser-levy-playground-ribbon-cutting Date: January 30, 2015

This new park space contains a diverse mix of outdoor recreational opportunities. Neighborhood residents of all ages and abilities will be able to play ping pong, badminton, volleyball, chess, soccer, football, t-ball, exercise, jog, practice yoga or enjoy some shaded seating on a former two-block-long street. New park features include a synthetic turf field, exercise track, adult fitness equipment, benches, tables, drinking fountains, park lighting and trees.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Asser Levy Playground

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2015-01-30 2015-01-30 11:00 am 40.7367, -73.9755 Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/tai-chiadults Date: January 30, 2015

Learn the correct Tai Chi walk, movement and breathing techniques for health, balance and well-being.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-01-30 2015-01-30 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:18 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: January 30, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-01-30 2015-01-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Carnival at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/winter-carnival-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/winter-carnival-at-bryant-park Date: January 30, 2015

Embrace the frosty weather and head to Bryant Park's 1st annual Winter Carnival at Bank of America Winter Village! This jam-packed weekend will include:

  • Silent disco parties
  • Summer themed skate night
  • Ice golf contests and curling lessons
  • Food and drinks at our Outdoor Winter Brew House

For the full schedule of events, please visit here.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-01-30 2015-01-30 12:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b3efde5e357.jpg Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: January 30, 2015

Get your blood flowing. Join a Shape Up NYC trained instructor for cardio-yoga fusion workout designed to help both your mind and body

Burn calories, reduce holiday stress, and work out thoses muscle kinks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 645-8446

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-01-30 2015-01-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: January 30, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

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 2015-01-30 2015-01-30 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/30/seasonal-crafts Date: January 30, 2015

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 2015-01-30 2015-01-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 31, 2015

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. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. 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 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:38 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: January 31, 2015

The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. The club breaks into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups. Be sure to meet back up after the run at the Short Stop Cafe across the street for breakfast!

For more information about the Saturday morning run and other races, visit: http://www.vctc.org/page/saturday-morning-group-runs

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 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[2nd Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 31, 2015

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to announce our second year of Whimsical Winter Wonder.

Through paintings, photography, sculpture and various other mediums, fourteen established and emerging artists express their interpretation of winter, wonder and whimsy. This exhibition will charm and delight, even the youngest of art aficionados. Don't miss the show

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 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/547f36502d998.jpg Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: January 31, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket 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 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: January 31, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/zumba Date: January 31, 2015

Combining Latin, international and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. This class features a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

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 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Eagles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/birding-eagles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/birding-eagles Date: January 31, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Winter is a spectacular season for observing bald eagles in New York City parks. Join us for this early morning program and enjoy learning more about the natural history and basic biology of bald eagles. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

We offer birding programs throughout the year. These programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 9:00 am 40.8673, -73.929 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/health-and-race-walking Date: January 31, 2015

Moderate to brisk walks led by the NY Walkers Club for people 18 years and older of all abilities. This low-impact fitness program is perfect for those who want to get in shape, build muscle tone, strength and increase cardiovascular health while enjoying Central Park's beautiful landscapes. Clinics are held every Saturday morning from 9:30am-11:00am at the North Meadow Recreation Center. Free. No pre-registration required and open to all abilities.

Programs 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.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546cfae71f144.jpg Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Kaleidoscope Blues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/family-art-project-kaleidoscope-blues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/family-art-project-kaleidoscope-blues Date: January 31, 2015

Listen to some wintry blues and explore its patterns and rhythms, then express what you find with paper, crayons and scissors.

Use the cool blue, grey and silver colors of winter, plus your images and cut-outs, to build your own easy-to-make, musical kaleidoscope.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2d69eb5263.jpg Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: January 31, 2015

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

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 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: January 31, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/esl-class Date: January 31, 2015

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

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:22 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Garden Accounting Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/greenthumb-workshop-garden-accounting-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/greenthumb-workshop-garden-accounting-basics Date: January 31, 2015

Learn how to effectively keep track of your community garden expenses, with an introduction to basic bookkeeping tools and systems to manage garden finances, including receipt organization and sticking to a budget.

Record books will be provided. Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Brooklyn Public Library

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2015-01-31 2015-01-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6723, -73.968 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[4th Annual Bronx Recreation Winterfest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/4th-annual-bronx-recreation-winterfest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/4th-annual-bronx-recreation-winterfest Date: January 31, 2015

Join NYC Parks in the Bronx for a special winter celebration! The event will be filled with activities for kids and adults of all ages, including entertainment, arts & crafts, sports, games, igloos, hot cocoa and giveaways.

No registration is required and everyone's welcome! Want more information? Please feel free to contact Sarah Bishow-Semevolos at 718-543-8672 (sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov) or Cathy Mitchell at 718-860-5544 (Cathy.Mitchell@parks.nyc.gov).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8787, -73.877 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: January 31, 2015

See some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: January 31, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Carnival at Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/winter-carnival-at-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/winter-carnival-at-bryant-park Date: January 31, 2015

Embrace the frosty weather and head to Bryant Park's 1st annual Winter Carnival at Bank of America Winter Village! This jam-packed weekend will include:

  • Silent disco parties
  • Summer themed skate night
  • Ice golf contests and curling lessons
  • Food and drinks at our Outdoor Winter Brew House

For the full schedule of events, please visit here.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 12:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b3efde5e357.jpg Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[2nd Whimsical Winter Wonder... Closing Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/2nd-whimsical-winter-wonder-closing-reception-interactive-painting-demonstration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/2nd-whimsical-winter-wonder-closing-reception-interactive-painting-demonstration Date: January 31, 2015

Come celebrate the success of our 2nd Whimsical Winter Wonder... exhibition. Meet and greet the artists and see the work one last time before it all comes down.

Start time: 12:30 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 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 12:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[New York and the American Revolution]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/new-york-and-the-american-revolution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/new-york-and-the-american-revolution Date: January 31, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

Revolutionary New York programs focus on the history of New York during the pre- and post-Colonial Period. The park today was once home to Fort Putnam, which was later renamed after General Greene for the war of 1812.

Hear the stories surrounding Fort Greene Park and enjoy learning about our past.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 1:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/le-petit-zen-artadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/le-petit-zen-artadults Date: January 31, 2015

Participants (16 years old - adult) will create small works of art utilizing multiple mediums.

Works will be created on surfaces measuring 4"x6" or less, utilizing, both conventional and non-conventional materials.

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 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Lemon Day at Wave Hill: Lemon Cooking Demonstration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/lemon-cooking-demonstration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/lemon-cooking-demonstration Date: January 31, 2015

Pucker up—it’s lemon season at Wave Hill, and we’ve designed Lemon Day at Wave Hill to celebrate!

Find out how to make and use preserved lemons, a traditional ingredient in Moroccan cooking. A guest chef from Great Performances conjures up refreshing dishes featuring both fresh and preserved lemons. After the demonstration, visit our esteemed potted lemons in the Palm House, currently scenting the Conservatory with their sweet-smelling blossoms.

In addition to this cooking demonstration, you may want to register for a Lemon Day lotions and creams workshop in the morning, followed by a light lunch in The Café.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2d98e21437.jpg Thu, 08 Jan 2015 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/paper-arts-crafts Date: January 31, 2015

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

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 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Owl Prowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/owl-prowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/owl-prowl Date: January 31, 2015

Join naturalist and photographer Debbie Becker to look for nature's most exclusive and elusive avian creatures—owls. While we can't promise they’ll be found, it’s always fun to try. We’ll scan the shores of the lagoon for snowy owls; check the lower woodlands for barred owls, the small pines for saw whets, and the white pine grove for long-eared owls. What better way to spend a winter afternoon? Registration requested at info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461 .

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: January 31, 2015

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

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 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:49 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/01/31/astronomy Date: January 31, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Many programs feature astronomy experts and all equipments is provided.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2015-01-31 2015-01-31 6:00 pm 40.5204, -74.1895 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/01/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/01/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 1, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-01 2015-02-01 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Early Morning Bird Walk: Backyard Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/01/early-morning-birdwalk-backyard-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/01/early-morning-birdwalk-backyard-birds Date: February 1, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the Great Backyard Bird Count, and search for your favorite "backyard birds" such as woodpeckers, chickadees, and nuthatches.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-01 2015-02-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/01/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/01/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 1, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-01 2015-02-01 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/01/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/01/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: February 1, 2015

Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons." Take a walking tour of the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park. Discover which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Learn about the gardens' history, future, and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon's expert horticulture staff.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-02-01 2015-02-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The World's Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/01/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/01/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair Date: February 1, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Flushing Meadows Corona Park was host to two twentieth-century World's Fairs. Rangers will be hosting a historic walk through the1939-1940 and 1964-1965 site of the World's Fair, now known as Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Landmarks inside of the park will be highlighted along with their role during these historic events.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-02-01 2015-02-01 1:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Wildlife Viewing: City Squirrels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/01/wildlife-viewing-city-squirrels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/01/wildlife-viewing-city-squirrels Date: February 1, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Ever wonder how squirrels are able to thrive in an urban environment? Learn about the basic biology and habits of these abundant and curious mammals.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-02-01 2015-02-01 1:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Seed Germination]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/01/natures-workshop-seed-germination http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/01/natures-workshop-seed-germination Date: February 1, 2015

The Urban Park Rangers' nature centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each program in the Nature's Workshop series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity.

Get a jump on spring gardening. Learn about native flowers and pollinators. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn more about gardening and start their own seeds to take home. All materials provided.

Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-02-01 2015-02-01 2:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/02/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/02/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 2, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-02 2015-02-02 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: The Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/02/exhibition-the-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/02/exhibition-the-migration Date: February 2, 2015

NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhibition The Migration.

In the midst of tremendous upheaval—two world wars and the Great Depression—a vast movement of people, some 6 million African American descendants of the Antebellum South, fled the racial segregation and discrimination of Jim Crow laws for northern and western U.S. cities. The “Great Migration,” as it is commonly termed, caused a seismic societal demographic shift and left an indelible mark on the urbanization of America. Twenty-two artists share their interpretations of this historical epoch and its impact.

Closed holidays

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 2015-02-02 2015-02-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2c74e1f850.jpg Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/02/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/02/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 2, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-02 2015-02-02 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/02/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/02/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: February 2, 2015

Low impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress and work out every muscle.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-02 2015-02-02 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/02/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/02/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 2, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and onto 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 30 m.p.h. 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: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-02 2015-02-02 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/549d96851868a.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 3, 2015

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. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. 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 2015-02-03 2015-02-03 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:38 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/03/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/03/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 3, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-03 2015-02-03 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: The Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/03/exhibition-the-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/03/exhibition-the-migration Date: February 3, 2015

NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhibition The Migration.

In the midst of tremendous upheaval—two world wars and the Great Depression—a vast movement of people, some 6 million African American descendants of the Antebellum South, fled the racial segregation and discrimination of Jim Crow laws for northern and western U.S. cities. The “Great Migration,” as it is commonly termed, caused a seismic societal demographic shift and left an indelible mark on the urbanization of America. Twenty-two artists share their interpretations of this historical epoch and its impact.

Closed holidays

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 2015-02-03 2015-02-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2c74e1f850.jpg Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Walk NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/03/adaptive-walk-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/03/adaptive-walk-nyc Date: February 3, 2015

Walk the City with a trained fitness instructor leading a group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down.

All are welcome. This walk is wheelchair accessible and beneficial for New Yorkers of all abilities. It takes place outside.

This program is free and open to the public, part of Walk NYC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-03 2015-02-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5478e812c1062.jpg Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/03/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/03/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 3, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-03 2015-02-03 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/03/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/03/abs-work-out Date: February 3, 2015

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 2015-02-03 2015-02-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/03/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/03/meditation-class Date: February 3, 2015

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 2015-02-03 2015-02-03 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:29 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/03/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/03/meditationtasha-valentin Date: February 3, 2015

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. The focus of the class will be breathing, sound, and mindfullness.

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 2015-02-03 2015-02-03 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art Workshop for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/03/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/03/le-petit-zen-art-workshop-for-adults Date: February 3, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adult participants will create miniature works (4”x6” or less) of Zen art. The instructing artist Lucy Aponte will demonstrate how to create intricate, delicate works, using repeating, strokes and patterns, creating detailed miniature art for display at home. There will be very minimal use of color, for a more dramatic effect.

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 2015-02-03 2015-02-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/04/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/04/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 4, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-04 2015-02-04 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: The Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/04/exhibition-the-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/04/exhibition-the-migration Date: February 4, 2015

NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhibition The Migration.

In the midst of tremendous upheaval—two world wars and the Great Depression—a vast movement of people, some 6 million African American descendants of the Antebellum South, fled the racial segregation and discrimination of Jim Crow laws for northern and western U.S. cities. The “Great Migration,” as it is commonly termed, caused a seismic societal demographic shift and left an indelible mark on the urbanization of America. Twenty-two artists share their interpretations of this historical epoch and its impact.

Closed holidays

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 2015-02-04 2015-02-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2c74e1f850.jpg Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Walk NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/04/adaptive-walk-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/04/adaptive-walk-nyc Date: February 4, 2015

Walk the City with a trained fitness instructor leading a group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down.

All are welcome. This walk is wheelchair accessible and beneficial for New Yorkers of all abilities. It takes place outside.

This program is free and open to the public, part of Walk NYC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2015-02-04 2015-02-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5478e812c1062.jpg Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Midweek Bird Walk: Wolfe’s Pond Park and Lemon Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/04/midweek-bird-walk-wolfes-pond-parklemon-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/04/midweek-bird-walk-wolfes-pond-parklemon-creek Date: February 4, 2015

After searching the beach, pond basin, and marsh for gulls and waterfowl, we will head down to Lemon Creek for more gulls and waterfowl and any hardy wintering songbirds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Holten Ave. and Purdy Place (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2015-02-04 2015-02-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5127, -74.1937 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/04/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/04/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 4, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-04 2015-02-04 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/04/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/04/recycletoart Date: February 4, 2015

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

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 2015-02-04 2015-02-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Glutes in Gear: Cardio & Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/04/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/04/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning Date: February 4, 2015

Focus on your lower half in this belly-busting, booty shaping, two part class. The first part builds endurance with heart-pumping cardio. Part two uses mat work to build your core and flatten and tighten your abs and glutes. Please bring your own workout mat.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-04 2015-02-04 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:16 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bollywood Cardio Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/04/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/04/shape-up-nyc-bollywood-cardio-dance Date: February 4, 2015

Join Shape Up NYC's free Bolly X classes.

Bolly X is a high in tensity Bollywood cardio dance workout.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2015-02-04 2015-02-04 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:22 EST
<![CDATA[NEW DATE: Arts, Culture, & Fun: Fabulous 50's Sock Hop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/04/arts-culture-fun-fabulous-50s-sock-hop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/04/arts-culture-fun-fabulous-50s-sock-hop Date: February 4, 2015

Get out your saddle shoes, ankle socks and poodle skirts – it’s a sock hop!

Dance to the music of the 50’s and 60’s. Join the party and dance to your favorite rock 'n roll, Motown, and soul. Get ready for a dance, limbo, and hula contest!

RSVP here!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2015-02-04 2015-02-04 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7295, -74.0055 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a413af60a77.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 5, 2015

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. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. 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 2015-02-05 2015-02-05 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:38 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/05/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/05/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 5, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-05 2015-02-05 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: The Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/05/exhibition-the-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/05/exhibition-the-migration Date: February 5, 2015

NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhibition The Migration.

In the midst of tremendous upheaval—two world wars and the Great Depression—a vast movement of people, some 6 million African American descendants of the Antebellum South, fled the racial segregation and discrimination of Jim Crow laws for northern and western U.S. cities. The “Great Migration,” as it is commonly termed, caused a seismic societal demographic shift and left an indelible mark on the urbanization of America. Twenty-two artists share their interpretations of this historical epoch and its impact.

Closed holidays

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 2015-02-05 2015-02-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2c74e1f850.jpg Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/05/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/05/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: February 5, 2015

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 2015-02-05 2015-02-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/05/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/05/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 5, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-05 2015-02-05 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Shape-UP NYC: Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/05/shapeup-nyc-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/05/shapeup-nyc-dance-fitness Date: February 5, 2015

This total body workout uses easy-to-follow dance steps to increase cardiovascular fitness and tone the body.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-05 2015-02-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:15 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 5, 2015

See some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-05 2015-02-05 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/05/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/05/learn-to-draw Date: February 5, 2015

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

Start time: 1:30 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 2015-02-05 2015-02-05 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 6, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-06 2015-02-06 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: The Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/exhibition-the-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/exhibition-the-migration Date: February 6, 2015

NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to celebrate Black History Month with the Arsenal Gallery exhibition The Migration.

In the midst of tremendous upheaval—two world wars and the Great Depression—a vast movement of people, some 6 million African American descendants of the Antebellum South, fled the racial segregation and discrimination of Jim Crow laws for northern and western U.S. cities. The “Great Migration,” as it is commonly termed, caused a seismic societal demographic shift and left an indelible mark on the urbanization of America. Twenty-two artists share their interpretations of this historical epoch and its impact.

Closed holidays

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 2015-02-06 2015-02-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54a2c74e1f850.jpg Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 6, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-06 2015-02-06 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/tai-chiadults Date: February 6, 2015

Learn the correct Tai Chi walk, movement and breathing techniques for health, balance and well-being.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-06 2015-02-06 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:18 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: February 6, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-06 2015-02-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/shapeup-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: February 6, 2015

Get your blood flowing. Join a Shape Up NYC trained instructor for cardio-yoga fusion workout designed to help both your mind and body

Burn calories, reduce holiday stress, and work out thoses muscle kinks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 645-8446

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-02-06 2015-02-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: February 6, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

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 2015-02-06 2015-02-06 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/seasonal-crafts Date: February 6, 2015

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 2015-02-06 2015-02-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:15 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: Jupiter at Opposition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/astronomy-jupiter-at-opposition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/astronomy-jupiter-at-opposition Date: February 6, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Jupiter will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. The best time to view Jupiter and its moons!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-02-06 2015-02-06 6:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: Jupiter at Opposition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/astronomy-jupiter-at-opposition1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/06/astronomy-jupiter-at-opposition1 Date: February 6, 2015

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Jupiter will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. The best time to view Jupiter and its moons!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: North Side of the Great Lawn (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-06 2015-02-06 7:00 pm 40.7825, -73.9657 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Coffee Bark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/coffee-bark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/coffee-bark Date: February 7, 2015

Bring your pups to the park for treats and great company.

FIDO in Prospect Park offers free goodies for dogs and their owners as well as information pertaining to off-leash activities and issues.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Long Meadow by the Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.6651, -73.9713 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 7, 2015

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. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. 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 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:38 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: February 7, 2015

The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. The club breaks into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups. Be sure to meet back up after the run at the Short Stop Cafe across the street for breakfast!

For more information about the Saturday morning run and other races, visit: http://www.vctc.org/page/saturday-morning-group-runs

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 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:41 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: February 7, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket 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 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/eaf14-2014-emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: February 7, 2015

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm. EAF14 artists were selected through a highly competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Image credit: Jordan Griska. Dolos. 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, 2014). Photo: Nate Dorr.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: Katie Denny Horowitz

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54b55480939aa.JPG Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/zumba Date: February 7, 2015

Combining Latin, international and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. This class features a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

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 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Health and Race Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/health-and-race-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/health-and-race-walking Date: February 7, 2015

Moderate to brisk walks led by the NY Walkers Club for people 18 years and older of all abilities. This low-impact fitness program is perfect for those who want to get in shape, build muscle tone, strength and increase cardiovascular health while enjoying Central Park's beautiful landscapes. Clinics are held every Saturday morning from 9:30am-11:00am at the North Meadow Recreation Center. Free. No pre-registration required and open to all abilities.

Programs 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.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/546cfae71f144.jpg Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Arts & Crafts and Game Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime Date: February 7, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts& crafts as well as games activities, including sand art, paper crafts, and more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:42 EST
<![CDATA[Family Birdwatching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/family-birdwatching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/family-birdwatching Date: February 7, 2015

Looking for a fun way to spend time with your family outdoors? Join the Prospect Park Alliance for its monthly family birdwatching tours.

After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: February 7, 2015

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

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 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Garden Registration & License Renewal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/greenthumb-garden-registration-license-renewal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/greenthumb-garden-registration-license-renewal Date: February 7, 2015

All GreenThumb gardens under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation hold licenses that are set to expire on December 31, 2014.

This registration session will allow all GreenThumb gardens on city property to update their registration. Gardeners will only be able to sign new licenses once registration forms have been reviewed and all materials are complete including membership lists, open hours, and the general rules and requirements of joining and being an active member of the garden.

Membership lists must include at least 10 garden members with full contact information for primary contacts, including mailing or e-mail addresses for regular garden members.

Gardens must update their registration in order to remain in good standing (with no violations) to be eligible to receive supplies, assistance, and services.

RSVP here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Momofuku Milk Bar Pop-Up in Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/momofuku-milk-bar-popup-in-madison-square-park Date: February 7, 2015

This temporary sweets shop will feature cereal-milk hot chocolate, hot cider with miso butterscotch, birthday cake truffles, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54c9699f66c06.jpg Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/esl-class Date: February 7, 2015

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

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:21 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: February 7, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous. This will be a moderate hike.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 11:00 am 40.7007, -73.855 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/winter-tree-id-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/winter-tree-id-light Date: February 7, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate, to vigorous. This hike will be a light one.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/02/07/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: February 7, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-02-07 2015-02-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:08 EST