NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:12:46 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[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: June 17, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: John Jay Park

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M045 John Jay Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7692, -73.9495 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78f2979a4.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: June 17, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy-to-follow dance steps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: June 17, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Courts (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6082, -73.935 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7a740b326.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/abs-work-out Date: June 17, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/meditation-class Date: June 17, 2014

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/knitcroxchet-intermediate-group Date: June 17, 2014

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

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

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 2:30 pm 3:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: June 17, 2014

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

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


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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

Location: Manhattan Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue

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2014-06-17 2014-06-17 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7144, -73.9461 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: June 17, 2014

Join instructor Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a flowing, multi-level Pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core and give you renewed energy!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f36df8f212.JPG Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: June 17, 2014

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

Cardio Sculpt is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/seniors-fitness-yoga Date: June 18, 2014

Keep active by joining a yoga class!

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking Date: June 18, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d653971bd7.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: June 18, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d69833d1e1.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: June 18, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6b267ba59.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: June 18, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Soundview Park

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d67f7c8244.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: June 18, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: June 18, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: June 18, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2014-06-18 2014-06-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7493, -73.8546 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6c8aaf20a.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: June 18, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9241 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6cde80d16.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: June 18, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Soundview Park

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6ba07e982.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: June 18, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: June 18, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d3522e94.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: June 18, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d95b3814.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: June 18, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: June 18, 2014

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

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga Date: June 18, 2014

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting.

Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f37a9a15ac.JPG Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/18/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: June 18, 2014

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

Yoga - Relax and Stretch is an open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-18 2014-06-18 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Positive Reinforcement Dog Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-positive-reinforcement-dog-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-positive-reinforcement-dog-training Date: June 19, 2014

Jay Andors (KPA-CTP) of NY Clicker Training and Lauren Wojcik (KPA-CTP) of Lauren’s Leash lead a six-week training seminar that will give you foundation skills for a lifetime of good dog behavior. For the first session leave your dog at home. Pre-registration and NYC dog license required – call (212) 408-0219.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 408-0219

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/seniors-fitness-walking Date: June 19, 2014

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

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: June 19, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-06-19 2014-06-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7831dc747.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: June 19, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-06-19 2014-06-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6e23b6354.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: June 19, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78aba2a4c.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: June 19, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d76499ca57.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: June 19, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8485, -73.8199 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d787974f5b.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/fitness-walk Date: June 19, 2014

Join other adults in a weekly fitness walking program that starts at the western end of Joe Michaels Mile (near the front of Fort Totten). No registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: June 19, 2014

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

Stretch, Tone and Balance is a moderate, heart-pumping workout that strengthens and lengthens muscles and improves imbalance.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis Date: June 19, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-06-19 2014-06-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d798f8788b.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: June 19, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-06-19 2014-06-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7b33aef25.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: June 19, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: W. 207 St. & Seaman Ave. (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.869, -73.9224 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d79c993d9b.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: June 19, 2014

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: June 19, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: John Jay Park

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M045 John Jay Park 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7692, -73.9495 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78f2979a4.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: June 19, 2014

Songs for seeds is a rockin’ music class that encourages kids to dance, play, and sing along with a live band.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: June 19, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Courts (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6082, -73.935 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7a740b326.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: June 19, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/conversational-english Date: June 19, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/blooming-naturalists Date: June 19, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/learn-to-draw Date: June 19, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/nature-on-the-go Date: June 19, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/animal-encounter Date: June 19, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/garden-crew1 Date: June 19, 2014

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

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[The Lions Whiskers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/the-lions-whiskers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/the-lions-whiskers Date: June 19, 2014

Enjoy this musical adaptation of a traditional folktale.

Presented by Catskill Puppet Theatre. Sponsored by Council Member Eric Ulrich.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Jackson Pond Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.701, -73.8426 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: June 19, 2014

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

Bootcamp is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: June 20, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-06-20 2014-06-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/english-reading-for-adults Date: June 20, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-20 2014-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/blooming-naturalists Date: June 20, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-20 2014-06-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: June 20, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-20 2014-06-20 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79, -73.9619 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7ba922a4e.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: June 20, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-20 2014-06-20 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/nature-on-the-go Date: June 20, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-20 2014-06-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/seasonal-crafts Date: June 20, 2014

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-20 2014-06-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/animal-encounter Date: June 20, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-20 2014-06-20 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/20/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: June 20, 2014

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

Cardio Sculpt is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-20 2014-06-20 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: June 21, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Birds of the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/birds-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/birds-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir Date: June 21, 2014

Heidi Steiner, from the Brooklyn Bird Club, will lead this summer bird watching tour around the Ridgewood Reservoir. Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2014-06-21 2014-06-21 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/bird-walk Date: June 21, 2014

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

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

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: June 21, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/esl-class Date: June 21, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: June 21, 2014

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

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Cricket Mayor's Cup]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/cricket-mayors-cup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/cricket-mayors-cup Date: June 21, 2014

Youth cricket teams from throughout the city compete in a final tournament.

New York & Co. sponsors this event on Van Cortlandt Park’s “cricketplex,” which has the most cricket fields all in one park in the entire world.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Parade Ground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 10:00 am 40.8947, -73.8952 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: June 21, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/knitcrochet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/knitcrochet-intermediate-group Date: June 21, 2014

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

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

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: June 21, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Advanced Orienteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/advanced-orienteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/advanced-orienteering Date: June 21, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world. Test your skills navigating with a map and compass on this Orienteering program. This is a moderate level pace, which may include a longer, faster paced hike on rugged terrain. Bring your own compass or borrow one from the Ranger. 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: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 21, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Explore the freshwater ecosystem of Prospect Park and discover the diverse array of aquatic insect life through the examination of specimens at the Binnen Pools.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m
Join a naturalist for a Ravine hike to the waterfall trail, and take a close look at waterfowl habitats.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Entrance to the Ravine, downhill from the Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6642, -73.9704 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: June 21, 2014

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 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/fitness-bootcamp Date: June 21, 2014

Come join in! Bootcamp is a total body workout that helps muscle tone, improve strength and endurance, and addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance and Fitness Infusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion Date: June 21, 2014

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

Dance and Fitness Infusion fuses the art of dance and exercise.

The workout is composed of different movements of dance and exercising techniques infused to strengthen abdominals, get rid of loss fat on triceps and biceps, and tighten muscles.

Exercises may include: different types crunches, leg raises, planks, and different styles of dance such as reggaeton, pop, and 80's music.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york Date: June 21, 2014

Make Music New York will have several performers showing off their talent. Bring a chair and sit down and listen to each group that will be playing.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 3:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances Date: June 21, 2014

Dances for a Variable Population, multigenerational dance, our season’s spotlight company, presents Solstice Steps, a performance featuring special guests. Seniors especially welcome! Two performances at 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-06-21 2014-06-21 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/family-camping Date: June 21, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family. Tents are provided.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 11th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 6:00 pm 40.7441, -73.7442 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 22, 2014

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: June 22, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/forest-crew Date: June 22, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/smorgasburg Date: June 22, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/saltwater-fishing Date: June 22, 2014

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. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided. All fishing programs are catch-and-release only and most fishing programs are first-come, first-serve.

Families and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate in fishing programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 96th Street and FDR Drive (in East River Esplanade)

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M289 East River Esplanade 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 11:00 am 40.7829, -73.9439 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/intermediate-canoeing Date: June 22, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can progress from a novice to an expert in one just one summer! Previous canoe experience for intermediate programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6027, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53207ca5cbbb1.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 22, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Explore the freshwater ecosystem of Prospect Park and discover the diverse array of aquatic insect life through the examination of specimens at the Binnen Pools.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m
Join a naturalist for a Ravine hike to the waterfall trail, and take a close look at waterfowl habitats.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Entrance to the Ravine, downhill from the Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6642, -73.9704 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: June 22, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/puppet-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/puppet-show Date: June 22, 2014

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Bring the whole family to a fun-filled nature themed puppet show.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/archery Date: June 22, 2014

Archery is also a wonderful way to improve focus and develop patience. Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow. Archery is a great way to build upper body strength!

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 11th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 1:00 pm 40.6032, -74.1613 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Sensory Perception Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/sensory-perception-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/sensory-perception-hike-light Date: June 22, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills , explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world. Engage your sense oftouch, smell, sight, and hearing as we explore the natural world.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 1:00 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 22, 2014

Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f58a830eed.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: June 23, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: June 23, 2014

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

Aerobics class is a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: June 23, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: June 23, 2014

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

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing Under the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/dancing-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/dancing-under-the-stars Date: June 23, 2014

Enjoy free Ballroom Dance lessons!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Wallenberg Square (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7075, -73.8372 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/fitness-walk Date: June 24, 2014

Join other adults in a weekly fitness walking program that starts at the western end of Joe Michaels Mile (near the front of Fort Totten). No registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: June 24, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: June 24, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

Location: Manhattan Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue

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2014-06-24 2014-06-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7144, -73.9461 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: June 24, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy-to-follow dance steps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/abs-work-out Date: June 24, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:12:47 EDT