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 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:35:38 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[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: April 22, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and master story tellers, inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in this exhibit. The show will include events for children and adults. "These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporaty audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

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 2015-04-22 2015-04-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: April 22, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

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 2015-04-22 2015-04-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/resiliency-and-elements Date: April 22, 2015

The Lenape Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition featuring an amalgam of works by Staten Island artists and natural infrastructure projects implemented to make New York City more storm resilient and sustainable.

The opening reception will be held Thursday, April 16 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-22 2015-04-22 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/dancercise Date: April 22, 2015

Get in shape with dance moves while using weights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-22 2015-04-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Herban Farm: Earth Day Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-earth-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-earth-day-celebration Date: April 22, 2015

The Hattie Carthan Herban Farm invites you to attend our annual Earth Day celebration and enjoy a day of learning, sharing and enjoyment.

Earth Day Schedule

11:00 - 1:00 pm: Seed starting workshop

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm: Foraged food cooking demonstration & communal meal with Farmer Yon

3:30 pm to 5pm: Planting,sifting compost and doing light farm tasks 5pm to 5:30 pm Reclaiming our Stolen Futures Communal circle

5:30 - 6:00 pm: Musical entertainment circle

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2015-04-22 2015-04-22 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6902, -73.9436 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 22, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-22 2015-04-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/recycletoart Date: April 22, 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 2015-04-22 2015-04-22 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/2015/04/22/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning Date: April 22, 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 2015-04-22 2015-04-22 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:17 EST
<![CDATA[FrogWatch Monthly Monitoring Sessions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/frogwatch-monthly-monitoring-sessions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/22/frogwatch-monthly-monitoring-sessions Date: April 22, 2015

Join us for monthly monitoring sessions where we listen for the calls of local frogs. FrogWatch USA is a nationwide program that monitors and tracks amphibian populations by collecting data with help from volunteers like you! Bring a headlamp or flashlight for the night walk and monitoring.

This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. Registration required.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-04-22 2015-04-22 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551acf9c06709.JPG Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: April 23, 2015

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 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.

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.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

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 2015-04-23 2015-04-23 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: April 23, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-23 2015-04-23 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: April 23, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and master story tellers, inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in this exhibit. The show will include events for children and adults. "These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporaty audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

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 2015-04-23 2015-04-23 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/exhibition-conserving-our-city-of-nature-the-artwork-of-alan-messer Date: April 23, 2015

Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year. Artist Alan Messer skillfully captures many, from exquisite migrating blackburnian warblers in Central Park’s ramble to a Northern Harrier scanning the vast marshes of Jamaica Bay. Conserving Our City of Nature: The Artwork of Alan Messer presented by NYC Audubon reveals over 30 of Messer’s detailed paintings, illustrations, and field sketches of New York City's avian wildlife and habitats, offering a view of NYC Audubon's conservation mission through an artistic eye.

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 2015-04-23 2015-04-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54da6b97eadaf.jpg Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: April 23, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-04-23 2015-04-23 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: April 23, 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 2015-04-23 2015-04-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/resiliency-and-elements Date: April 23, 2015

The Lenape Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition featuring an amalgam of works by Staten Island artists and natural infrastructure projects implemented to make New York City more storm resilient and sustainable.

The opening reception will be held Thursday, April 16 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-23 2015-04-23 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/nature-exploration Date: April 23, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-23 2015-04-23 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 23, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-23 2015-04-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare's Birthday in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/shakespeares-birthday-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/shakespeares-birthday-in-bryant-park Date: April 23, 2015

Celebrate William Shakespeare's 451st birthday with performances, activities, and more.

Presented by The Drilling Company.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-23 2015-04-23 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5514846e79462.JPG Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/learn-to-draw Date: April 23, 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 2015-04-23 2015-04-23 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/garden-crew Date: April 23, 2015

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

*All participants are provided with monthly training sessions and asked to commit to at least three work days. Ongoing trainings and orientations are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For information about New York Restoration Project Crews or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-04-23 2015-04-23 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Feet, Hooves, and Rails: Transportation in Nineteenth Century America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/feet-hooves-and-rails-transportation-in-nineteenth-century-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/feet-hooves-and-rails-transportation-in-nineteenth-century-america Date: April 23, 2015

Dr. Regan’s lecture follows the development of transportation from the pre-industrial period to the introduction of the combustion engine in the early twentieth century. He will discuss the technological innovations and ideological shifts that changed transportation and transformed the United States into a world power. He will also address the central role New York City played in this process.

Reservations recommended at programs@kingmanor.org or (718) 206-0545 ext.13

This lecture is presented in partnership with St. John’s University’s Department of History.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 ext.13

Location: St. John's University

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2015-04-23 2015-04-23 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7256, -73.7919 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f2204998975.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: April 23, 2015

Discover the birds that call Bryant Park home, as well as those that may stop by during migration. A surprising diversity of avian visitors drop in, even in the heart of midtown. Sightings could include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, even an American woodcock!

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Follow our sightings virtually on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-23 2015-04-23 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c593df1141.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: How to Start a Nonprofit Organization and Get Fiscal Sponsorship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/greenthumb-workshop-how-to-start-a-nonprofit-organization-and-fiscal-sponsorship http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/23/greenthumb-workshop-how-to-start-a-nonprofit-organization-and-fiscal-sponsorship Date: April 23, 2015

Getting a new nonprofit organization off to the right start can mean the difference between success and failure. The experts at the Lawyers Alliance for New York City will teach GreenThumb garden groups the essentials for how to start nonprofit organizations and obtain fiscal sponsorship. The presentation will address what it means to be incorporated as a nonprofit corporation and to be tax exempt. The presentation will also cover fiscal sponsorship and what an organization should consider when deciding whether to engage a fiscal sponsor.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Linden-Bushwick Garden

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2015-04-23 2015-04-23 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.6901, -73.9227 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: April 24, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and master story tellers, inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in this exhibit. The show will include events for children and adults. "These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporaty audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

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 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/resiliency-and-elements Date: April 24, 2015

The Lenape Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition featuring an amalgam of works by Staten Island artists and natural infrastructure projects implemented to make New York City more storm resilient and sustainable.

The opening reception will be held Thursday, April 16 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/tai-chiadults Date: April 24, 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 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: April 24, 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 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/nature-exploration Date: April 24, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: April 24, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West)

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 Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f0d48bd4d01.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 24, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Arbor Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/arbor-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/arbor-day Date: April 24, 2015

How many trees are there in Prospect Park? Join Prospect Park Alliance naturalists and learn about one of the most important ecological features in the park. Enjoy games, crafts and an exhibit on Brooklyn's last remaining forest, Prospect Park!

  • Nature Play, 1–2 pm
    Find leaves, twigs and other natural objects, and decorate your own nature curtain.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • ID a Tree, 3–4 pm
    Take an in-depth look at the largest organism within Prospect Park (trees) and discover the important role forests play in providing different habitats for the Park’s wildlife.
  • Animal Encounter, 4–4:30 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[5th Annual Shakespeare's Birthday Sonnet Slam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/5th-annual-shakespeares-birthday-sonnet-slam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/5th-annual-shakespeares-birthday-sonnet-slam Date: April 24, 2015

Come celebrate Shakespeare's 451st birthday by hearing all 154 sonnets read aloud by 154 readers. This is a truly a unique tribute to Shakespeare from the people of NYC. There will be acclaimed authors and other surprise sonneteers in the lineup. The Sonnet Slam is held rain or shine.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: April 24, 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 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/bryant-park-fencing Date: April 24, 2015

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

Call (212) 382-2255 to pre-register or take a chance and drop by. Must be 16 or older to participate.

For more information, check out the Fencing post on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5d9ace645.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/seasonal-crafts Date: April 24, 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 2015-04-24 2015-04-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[The Public Theater Mobile Shakespeare Unit: Macbeth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/arts-culture-fun-presents-the-public-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/24/arts-culture-fun-presents-the-public-theater Date: April 24, 2015

Join Arts, Culture & Fun for a free performance of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by Edward Torres and presented by The Public Theater’s Mobile Shakespeare Unit. A wicked prophecy sets the soldier Macbeth on a murderous path to the throne. United by love and ambition, Macbeth and his wife decide to plot, scheme, and kill their way into power – but the price of power might be more than he can afford. Space is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your seat!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center

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2015-04-24 2015-04-24 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.805, -73.945 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ad16b11937.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fifty Years of Tree Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/fifty-years-of-tree-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/fifty-years-of-tree-walks Date: April 25, 2015

To celebrate Arbor Day and Wave Hill’s 50th Anniversary, stroll through the gardens with staff horticultural interpreters to see extraordinary trees that have been planted in the last five decades. Compare existing trees with historical images to see how these treasures have become defining elements in the landscape. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 1:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c5c95203b.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: April 25, 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 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:31 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/esl-class Date: April 25, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: April 25, 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 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer Event: High Rock Challenge Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/volunteer-event-high-rock-challenge-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/volunteer-event-high-rock-challenge-race Date: April 25, 2015

Volunteers are needed to assist with refreshments, direct runners with challenges, and assist at the water stations.

To volunteer, you must be age 14 years old and up. Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by adult. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP at (718) 667-2165 ext. 311 or at Jeanne.Paliswiat@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: April 25, 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: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: April 25, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and master story tellers, inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in this exhibit. The show will include events for children and adults. "These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporaty audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

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 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Foley Square and Columbus Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day Date: April 25, 2015

Calling all park lovers! This spring, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) of the New York Junior League invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Columbus Park and Foley Square. Throughout five weekends in April and May PIP committee members, New York Junior League volunteers, and external volunteers will spend a day in the park (8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.) gardening, landscaping,painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly used space. We will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt. Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Please RSVP if you are interested in participating in one or more park days. Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project

For more than 20 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend clean up days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers a season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Park,Foley Square (in Thomas Paine Park)

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M015, M030 Columbus Park, Thomas Paine Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7152, -74; 40.7148, -74.0028 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552c2f99dfe0d.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/zumba Date: April 25, 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 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-van-cortlandt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-van-cortlandt-park Date: April 25, 2015

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

We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch
  • Raking and seeding
  • Planting new forest trees and shrubs

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Park at West 260th Street (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9074, -73.8967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551195ce5c5e5.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/birding-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/birding-ridgewood-reservoir Date: April 25, 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. Birding programs are appropriate for all skills levels and beginners are welcome. Bring a pair of binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 40.6862, -73.8898 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55087e599b23c.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-inwood-hill-park Date: April 25, 2015

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

We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch
  • Raking and seeding
  • Planting new forest trees and shrubs

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Entrance to Dyckman Fields (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8694, -73.9315 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551195ce5c5e5.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day at Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-clove-lakes-park Date: April 25, 2015

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

We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch
  • Raking and seeding
  • Planting new forest trees and shrubs

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Slosson Avenue & Drake Avenue (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6192, -74.1185 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551195ce5c5e5.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-conference-house-park Date: April 25, 2015

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

We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch
  • Raking and seeding
  • Planting new forest trees and shrubs

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551195ce5c5e5.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Spring Stewardship Day at Wolfes Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-wolfes-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/milliontreesnyc-spring-stewardship-day-at-wolfes-pond-park Date: April 25, 2015

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

We ask you now to continue the work that we've done together and to join us in meeting the next challenge to ensure a sustainable city.

Volunteer forest restoration stewardship activities will include:

  • Removing invasive weeds
  • Picking up litter
  • Spreading mulch
  • Raking and seeding
  • Planting new forest trees and shrubs

Registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chester & Cornelia Avenues (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5195, -74.1877 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551195ce5c5e5.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour the Forest Park Greenhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/tour-the-forest-park-greenhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/tour-the-forest-park-greenhouse Date: April 25, 2015

The Queens Greenhouse & Nursery has served the City’s parks for the last one hundred years. The greenhouse grows around 100,000 herbaceous plants (annuals and perennials) from seed, plugs, liners, bareroot plants, and cuttings each year. Gardeners use these plants beautify the parks, playgrounds, beaches, and pools throughout Queens and Brooklyn. Come tour the Queens Greenhouse and learn about the diverse array of plants used in city parks.

Gardeners will provide visitors with information on the different species, how to care for them, and where to go to see them throughout the borough. They will also talk about the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies the greenhouse employs to minimize and treat pest problems. For a sneak peek of what to expect, visit the virtual tour of the greenhouse.

No reservations are needed; however Parks staff may limit the number of visitors allowed in each house at one time.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5341

Location: Queens Greenhouse & Nursery (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7014, -73.8571 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c6accb74c3.jpg Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: April 25, 2015

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/esl-advanced Date: April 25, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

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 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: April 25, 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 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Hike (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/fitness-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/fitness-hike-vigorous Date: April 25, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Fitness hikes feature less talking and more walking, for those who want to tackle a vigorous two-hour hike. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55087f59d7310.JPG Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Raptor Nests]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/birding-raptor-nests http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/birding-raptor-nests Date: April 25, 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. Birding programs are appropriate for all skills levels and beginners are welcome. Bring a pair of binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55087ed1f2b2c.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Buds Buds Buds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/family-art-project-buds-buds-buds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/family-art-project-buds-buds-buds Date: April 25, 2015

Explore some of Wave Hill’s many budding trees and observe the myriad shapes and sizes of these flowery beginnings. Visit and sketch the nearby magnolia tree with its massive spring flower buds. Then, using a wood base, paper and a variety of natural materials, make your own sculptural tree. It could even be a magnolia replica! 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 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522bd718c6af.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Solar Fest With Amateur Astronomers Association of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/solar-fest-with-amateur-astronomers-association-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/solar-fest-with-amateur-astronomers-association-of-new-york Date: April 25, 2015

Members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will set up a special solar telescope for the public to get a spectacular view of the sun.

Activities and lecture follow at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

Start time: 10:00 am

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 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: April 25, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn Workshop: Raised Bed Building for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/grow-to-learn-workshop-raised-bed-building-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/grow-to-learn-workshop-raised-bed-building-for-beginners Date: April 25, 2015

Planning for a spring build day, but new to building raised beds? Join Grow to Learn as we cover all the bed building basics: materials and sourcing, tool use and safety, and construction. We'll use the skills taught in the workshop to construct a raised bed on site!

Schools registered with Grow to Learn will be able to request soil, lumber, and compost. Requests for soil and compost will be filled based on neighborhood eligibility. Requests will be delivered in the Fall, on a first come, first served basis.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: PS 1K

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2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6487, -74.0113 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day in Harlem Bike Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/earth-day-in-harlem-bike-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/earth-day-in-harlem-bike-ride Date: April 25, 2015

Join the Five Borough Bicycle Club to celebrate Earth Day with the Friends of Morningside Park. Starting in Columbus Circle, this 15-mile ride explores some of the rich architectural history of Harlem and the Upper West Side. Gems from Colonial days include Hamilton Grange and the Jumel Mansion. Riders will pass the beautiful residences of Astor Row and Strivers Row, and experience the opulence of Grant's Tomb and the Bailey House. The ride concludes at the Earth Day Celebration in Morningside Park, where there will be music, food trucks, rock climbing and other events, as well as bicycle registration to recover your bike if it is lost or stolen, courtesy of the NYPD.

Bring water and snacks, [there will be no lunch stop], a lock, and a great attitude. Please RSVP to bklynmel1@gmail.com.

Helmets are mandatory on all 5BBC rides.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Circle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:00 am 40.768, -73.9819 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Cherry Tree Esplanade Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/cherry-tree-esplanade-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/cherry-tree-esplanade-care Date: April 25, 2015

The two miles of the Manhattan Greenway on Harlem River in Northern Manhattan has over 250 flowering trees. Help care for these trees and learn about the stunning succession of their blossoms. Assist in restoring the lawns and gardens of the esplanade while taking in the beauty of the river and greenway.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Leaf Litter Critters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters Date: April 25, 2015

A healthy forest has helpers to ensure the circle of life goes on. Using fun games and experiments, join the Prospect Park Alliance to uncover the secrets of soil creatures, fungus, and decomposition.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and its hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists on a search under the soil to learn about the secret lives of Leaf Litter Critters. Participants can even take home their very own compost bin.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    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: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: April 25, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In April, learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    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: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Junior Arborist Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/junior-arborist-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/junior-arborist-station Date: April 25, 2015

Kids ages seven and older are invited to don tree-climbing harnesses and hardhats and ascend into the canopy of our old sugar maple tree to get a birds-eye view of Wave Hill. On hand to assist budding arborists, as well as answer questions about the big old trees at Wave Hill, are arborists from Almstead Tree, Shrub & Lawn Care, which has generously sponsored this drop-in event.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522c22d1bd68.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan: Garden Planning Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/hattie-carthan-garden-planning-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/hattie-carthan-garden-planning-workshop Date: April 25, 2015

Come create a garden plan that can help you grow food and people throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Learn to map and utilize human capital to grow your community garden, understand soil health as a precursor for growing healthy food, season extension and vertical growing to maximize space in the garden.

Free seeds and a NYC planting calendar will be distributed. Hattie Carthan Community Market & Just Food will be providing free herbal beverages and snacks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden

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2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6898, -73.9485 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[World Tai Chi Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/world-tai-chi-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/world-tai-chi-day Date: April 25, 2015

Kick off the 2015 season of Bryant Park Tai Chi with free instruction and a continuous demonstration of Tai Chi to celebrate this global holiday.

Presented by the Tai Chi Chuan Center.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55146bf8386ae.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 25, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: April 25, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Soil Health]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/greenthumb-workshop-soil-health http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/greenthumb-workshop-soil-health Date: April 25, 2015

Want to learn how to keep your plants growing strong this season? Plant health is usually directly linked to the health of the soil it is growing in.

We will cover soil health basics, including learning different ways of checking to see how your soil is doing based upon special indicators. We will also cover the ways you can amend or prepare your soil differently in order to improve the health of the soil.

This workshop is in partnership with Brooklyn Green Bridge at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and East NY Farms.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: PS 4 Paradise Garden

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2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6747, -73.8849 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/esl-intermediate Date: April 25, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

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 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Solar Fest: Remembering the Eclipse of January 24, 1925 with Joe Rao]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/remembering-the-eclipse-of-january-24-1925-with-joe-rao http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/remembering-the-eclipse-of-january-24-1925-with-joe-rao Date: April 25, 2015

Celebrate with us the 90th anniversary of the total solar eclipse that ignited the formation of AAA.org.

We will have solar observations, a lecture about the trajectory of Amateur Astronomers Association, and arts and crafts. For more details and to RSVP, please visit aaa.org/solarfest.

Rain or shine; all ages are welcome.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 11:30 am 0:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: April 25, 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 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Dachshund Spring Fiesta]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/dachshund-spring-fiesta http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/dachshund-spring-fiesta Date: April 25, 2015

Come out to the 23rd annual Dachshund Spring Fiesta: a social gathering of dachshunds and their owners!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Park

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7315, -73.9975 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/freshwater-fishing Date: April 25, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served. Children 8 years and older are welcome.

Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 12:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55104ca02afaf.JPG Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Korean Drums and Dance Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/nyuri-korean-drums-and-dance-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/nyuri-korean-drums-and-dance-performance Date: April 25, 2015

Members of NYU Rhymthic Impulse will be playing traditional percussion instruments and showcasing Korean music and dance.

An amplified sound permit has been issued for one and a half hours for this event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: April 25, 2015

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Compost Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/compost-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/compost-crew Date: April 25, 2015

Every Saturday, the Compost Crew processes food scraps collected at the Inwood Greenmarket and organic waste recovered from New York Restoration Project's landscaping operations. Learn about the process of composting and the dynamic range of current projects in New York City while making a contribution to local waste reduction and greening efforts

All participants are provided with monthly training sessions and asked to commit to at least three work days. Ongoing trainings and orientations are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For more information about New York Restoration Project crews or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/paper-arts-crafts Date: April 25, 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 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: April 25, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: April 25, 2015

Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.

Tour starts inside Central Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, and ends at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues)

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

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/le-petit-zen-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/le-petit-zen-art Date: April 25, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adults will create miniature works (4"x6") or less of Zen art. The instructing artist will demonstrate how to create delicate works, using repeating strokes and patterns for a Zen experience.

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 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Public Theater Mobile Shakespeare Unit: Macbeth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/arts-culture-fun-presents-macbeth-from-the-public-theater-mobile-shakespeare-unit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/arts-culture-fun-presents-macbeth-from-the-public-theater-mobile-shakespeare-unit Date: April 25, 2015

Join Arts, Culture & Fun for a free performance of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by Edward Torres and presented by The Public Theater’s Mobile Shakespeare Unit. A wicked prophecy sets the soldier Macbeth on a murderous path to the throne. United by love and ambition, Macbeth and his wife decide to plot, scheme, and kill their way into power – but the price of power might be more than he can afford.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your seat!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ad1876a49c.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Honor Earth Day with Storefront Science and Dr. A]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/honor-earth-day-with-storefront-science-and-dr-a http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/25/honor-earth-day-with-storefront-science-and-dr-a Date: April 25, 2015

Join Dr. A of Storefront Science for an afternoon of investigation in Fort Tryon Park to honor Earth Day!

Each participant (ages 5-11) will receive one of Dr. A’s signature “Explore Outside Your Door” kits courtesy of the Fort Tryon Park Trust, to continue your exploration of all the wonders of nature.

Please RSVP at info@FortTryonParkTrust.org. For inquiries, please call (212) 795.1388

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-04-25 2015-04-25 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553559efd53a9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Event: High Rock Challenge 5K Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/volunteer-event-high-rock-challenge-5k-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/volunteer-event-high-rock-challenge-5k-race Date: April 26, 2015

Volunteers are needed to assist with refreshments, direct runners with challenges, and assist at the water stations.

To volunteer, you must be age 14 years old and up. Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by adult. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP at (718) 667-2165 ext. 311 or at Jeanne.Paliswiat@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 311

Location: Henry Kaufman Camp Grounds

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2015-04-26 2015-04-26 8:30 am 2:00 pm 40.5996, -74.1231 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Bird Watching Around the Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/spring-bird-watching-around-the-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/spring-bird-watching-around-the-ridgewood-reservoir Date: April 26, 2015

Celebrate John James Audubon's birthday with a spring bird watching stroll led by Peter Dorosh,of the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Binoculars reccomended.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 8:30 am 11:00 am 40.6862, -73.8898 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Foley Square and Columbus Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day Date: April 26, 2015

Calling all park lovers! This spring, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) of the New York Junior League invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Columbus Park and Foley Square. Throughout five weekends in April and May PIP committee members, New York Junior League volunteers, and external volunteers will spend a day in the park (8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.) gardening, landscaping,painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly used space. We will provide you with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt. Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Please RSVP if you are interested in participating in one or more park days. Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project

For more than 20 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend clean up days include landscaping and repairing the parks. We work with over 700 volunteers a season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Park,Foley Square (in Thomas Paine Park)

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M015, M030 Columbus Park, Thomas Paine Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7152, -74; 40.7148, -74.0028 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552c2f99dfe0d.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/weekend-volunteer-corps Date: April 26, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for a day of fun as we gear up for spring cleaning! Help the environment in your community. Typical tasks include sprucing up gardens, painting fences and benches, weeding, spreading mulch, sweeping and clearing pathways, and removing trash. Please pre-register online.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lincoln Road Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6603, -73.9629 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Birding Bonanza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/birding-bonanza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/birding-bonanza Date: April 26, 2015

Join us for a free, family friendly day of bird watching! • Explore 18 acres of natural habitat with expert guides from RIPA and NYC Audubon. There will be crafts and games and refreshments.

The event is suitable for ages seven and up, if accompanied by an adult. Binoculars and bird guides will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512e72ee3bca.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Celebrate Earth Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/fort-tryon-park-volunteer-and-celebrate-earth-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/fort-tryon-park-volunteer-and-celebrate-earth-day Date: April 26, 2015

Celebrate Earth Day at Fort Tryon Park! Be a great park steward. Give back to the park that gives to you by volunteering with the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and NYC Parks for a Beautifcation Day. Help us install lots of new plants on the Fort Washington Terrace slope.

Plants, tools, and gloves will be provided. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes.

Sign in with the Friends Committee at the Margaret Corbin Circle Entrance to the Heather Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Leaf Litter Critters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters Date: April 26, 2015

A healthy forest has helpers to ensure the circle of life goes on. Using fun games and experiments, join the Prospect Park Alliance to uncover the secrets of soil creatures, fungus, and decomposition.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and its hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists on a search under the soil to learn about the secret lives of Leaf Litter Critters. Participants can even take home their very own compost bin.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    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: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: April 26, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In April, learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    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: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/food-truck-rally Date: April 26, 2015

The Prospect Park Alliance and Dispatch NY present a sampling of cuisines from around the world from New York's best food trucks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5500575a5d219.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike: Views of Inwood (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/nature-exploration-hike-moderate-views-of-inwood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/nature-exploration-hike-moderate-views-of-inwood Date: April 26, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.

On nature exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit our urban forest. Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 11:00 am 40.8701, -73.9211 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55087ffc5325c.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: April 26, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/worldwide-pinhole-photography-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/worldwide-pinhole-photography-day Date: April 26, 2015

Celebrate Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day at the Alice Austen House - take your own pinhole photos and join in a global event! We will provide pinhole cameras, photo paper, and the opportunity to use our darkroom to develop your pinhole exposure.

First exposure is free, $5.00 per additional exposure. Darkroom appointments available every 15 minutes from 12:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. To schedule, call (718) 816-4506 x10 or email info@aliceausten.org. In advance of the event, make your own pinhole camera at our workshop on April 18, 2015.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506x10

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ea3199b9e3.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Split Rock Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/split-rock-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/split-rock-hike-moderate Date: April 26, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On nature exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit our urban forest. Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain.

For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Split Rock Golf House (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 1:00 pm 40.8729, -73.8086 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550882aea7510.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Spring Blossoms (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/nature-exploration-light-spring-blossoms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/nature-exploration-light-spring-blossoms Date: April 26, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On nature exploration hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit our urban forest.

Light hikes feature a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

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 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 1:00 pm 40.6922, -73.9748 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550881e8555a8.JPG Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT