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 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:59:02 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[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 Thu, 23 Apr 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[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 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:05 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.

The following food trucks will be serving:

  • Andy's Italian Ice NYC
  • Brooklyn Organic Coffee & Tea Truck
  • Carpe Donut NYC
  • Coolhaus
  • DUB Pies
  • KELVIN NATURAL SLUSH CO.
  • Kimchi Taaco
  • Milk Truck Grilled Cheese
  • Neapolitan Express
  • Papaya King
  • Phil's Steaks
  • Ronti Rossi - Italian Food Truck
  • Red Hook Lobster Pound
  • Taim Mobile
  • Toum Food Truck

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 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:00:04 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 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:06 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 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/saltwater-fishing Date: April 26, 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: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: World's Fair Marina, Pier 1 (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 1:00 pm 40.7606, -73.8468 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55104d0394bb2.JPG Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 26, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 26, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aaa4d8b8b8.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring 2015 Overlook Concerts: French Cookin’ Blues Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/spring-2015-overlook-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/spring-2015-overlook-concerts Date: April 26, 2015

Riverside Park Conservancy and our generous supporters present our Spring 2015 Overlook Concert series. With talent from French Cookin’ Blues Band, Manhattan School of Music Community Partnerships Program, and the Columbia Wind Ensemble.

This week's performer is French Cookin’ Blues Band, led by David “Doc” French. This well-known band plays authentic blues from the Delta to Chicago and New York, to Texas and Louisiana.

Join us for these sweet Sundays in the Park!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3070

Location: 116th Street Overlook (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8093, -73.9669 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5538016a2d6c3.jpg Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Poetry Place 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/poetry-place-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/26/poetry-place-2015 Date: April 26, 2015

Meet by the benches on the Riverside Drive Island at 103rd Street for an afternoon of poetry readings. Bring a poem to share or just come and enjoy the selections of others. Poets of all ages are welcome.

Some chairs will be available, but please feel free to bring your own chair or blanket to relax on. In case of rain, this event will be held in the lobby of 310 Riverside Drive.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3070

Location: Firemens Memorial Island (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-04-26 2015-04-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8007, -73.9726 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5537fff705232.jpg Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/27/birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/27/birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: April 27, 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: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-27 2015-04-27 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c562236ed5.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/27/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/27/resiliency-and-elements Date: April 27, 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 2015-04-27 2015-04-27 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[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/27/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/27/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 27, 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 2015-04-27 2015-04-27 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[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/27/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/27/summer-sports-experience Date: April 27, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

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 2015-04-27 2015-04-27 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/27/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/27/summer-sports-experience1 Date: April 27, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-04-27 2015-04-27 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/27/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/27/summer-sports-experience3 Date: April 27, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Borough Coordinator Lyle Johnson (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Burn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/27/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/27/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn Date: April 27, 2015

Total Body Burn is an intermediate level class which consists of aerobics, a full body workout that helps with balance, muscle strength, and endurance. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-04-27 2015-04-27 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: April 28, 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 2015-04-28 2015-04-28 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[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: April 28, 2015

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the CK Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-28 2015-04-28 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55145e35cc67f.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: April 28, 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 2015-04-28 2015-04-28 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/2015/04/28/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: April 28, 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 2015-04-28 2015-04-28 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[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: April 28, 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 2015-04-28 2015-04-28 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[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/resiliency-and-elements Date: April 28, 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 2015-04-28 2015-04-28 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[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/summer-sports-experience1 Date: April 28, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-04-28 2015-04-28 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 28, 2015

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-04-28 2015-04-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aaa6e1f680.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Public Theater Mobile Shakespeare Unit: Macbeth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/arts-culture-fun-presents-macbeth-from-the-public-theater-mobile-shakespeare-unit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/arts-culture-fun-presents-macbeth-from-the-public-theater-mobile-shakespeare-unit Date: April 28, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2015-04-28 2015-04-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ad1a3952e2.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/abs-work-out Date: April 28, 2015

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-28 2015-04-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 28, 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 2015-04-28 2015-04-28 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[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 28, 2015

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd 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) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-28 2015-04-28 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/meditationtasha-valentin Date: April 28, 2015

Join us and learn some basic Hatha Yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. The focus of the class will be breathing, sound, and mindfullness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-04-28 2015-04-28 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/summer-sports-experience Date: April 28, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

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 2015-04-28 2015-04-28 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/summer-sports-experience2 Date: April 28, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-04-28 2015-04-28 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/summer-sports-experience3 Date: April 28, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Borough Coordinator Lyle Johnson (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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2015-04-28 2015-04-28 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/le-petit-zen-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/le-petit-zen-art Date: April 28, 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 2015-04-28 2015-04-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts Date: April 28, 2015

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-04-28 2015-04-28 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d22b9b8f61.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/28/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: April 28, 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: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-28 2015-04-28 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c40306ac5e.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: April 29, 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 2015-04-29 2015-04-29 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[Midweek Bird Walk: Wolfe’s Pond Park and Lemon Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/midweek-bird-walk-wolfes-pond-park-and-lemon-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/midweek-bird-walk-wolfes-pond-park-and-lemon-creek Date: April 29, 2015

Wolfe’s Pond, its surrounding woodlands, and proximity to Raritan Bay make it one of Staten Island’s premiere birding localities. Search for osprey, blue-winged teal, and a variety of warblers with your guide, Ed Johnson.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

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

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2015-04-29 2015-04-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5127, -74.1937 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/resiliency-and-elements Date: April 29, 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 2015-04-29 2015-04-29 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[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/summer-sports-experience1 Date: April 29, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-04-29 2015-04-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/dancercise Date: April 29, 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 2015-04-29 2015-04-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 29, 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 2015-04-29 2015-04-29 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[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: April 29, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-29 2015-04-29 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/summer-sports-experience Date: April 29, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

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 2015-04-29 2015-04-29 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/summer-sports-experience2 Date: April 29, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-04-29 2015-04-29 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/summer-sports-experience3 Date: April 29, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Borough Coordinator Lyle Johnson (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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2015-04-29 2015-04-29 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/recycletoart Date: April 29, 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 2015-04-29 2015-04-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Creating Habitat for Native Pollinators in School Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/grow-to-learn-bbg-and-the-butterfly-project-workshop-creating-habitat-for-native-pollinators-in-school-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/grow-to-learn-bbg-and-the-butterfly-project-workshop-creating-habitat-for-native-pollinators-in-school-gardens Date: April 29, 2015

Creating habitat for pollinators in your school garden is fun and has many benefits. In this workshop you will learn how to plan for pollinators, learn select and care for native plants, discuss educational applications of a pollinator garden, and spend time in Brooklyn Botanic Garden's native flora garden. We hope you can join us!

This workshop is a partnership between Grow to Learn, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Butterfly Project NYC.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2015-04-29 2015-04-29 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.6691, -73.9622 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Finishing a Coop: Construction Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/city-chicken-institute-bronx-finishing-a-coop-construction-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/city-chicken-institute-bronx-finishing-a-coop-construction-basics Date: April 29, 2015

You can raise chickens in New York City! Visit a live chicken coop and learn about the benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting. There are workshops that are suitable for all levels of experience.

Workshops may include hands-on components, so please come in appropriate attire. You will be provided with all necessary tools and gloves.

Garden gates open at 5:30 p.m., the workshop begins at 6 p.m.

Each workshop will focus on a topic while also allowing time for general chicken keeping information.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Paradise on Earth

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2015-04-29 2015-04-29 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.8269, -73.8939 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5528266ce1cee.jpg Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Glutes in Gear: Cardio & Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning Date: April 29, 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 2015-04-29 2015-04-29 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:17 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition Opening - Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/exhibition-opening-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/29/exhibition-opening-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: April 29, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity.

Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-04-29 2015-04-29 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526054a9a5.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: April 30, 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 2015-04-30 2015-04-30 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[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: April 30, 2015

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the CK Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-04-30 2015-04-30 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55145e35cc67f.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: April 30, 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 2015-04-30 2015-04-30 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/2015/04/30/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: April 30, 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 2015-04-30 2015-04-30 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[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: April 30, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

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 2015-04-30 2015-04-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: April 30, 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 2015-04-30 2015-04-30 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/2015/04/30/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: April 30, 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 2015-04-30 2015-04-30 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/2015/04/30/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/resiliency-and-elements Date: April 30, 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 2015-04-30 2015-04-30 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[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/summer-sports-experience Date: April 30, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-04-30 2015-04-30 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 30, 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 2015-04-30 2015-04-30 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[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: April 30, 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 2015-04-30 2015-04-30 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[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/nature-exploration Date: April 30, 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 2015-04-30 2015-04-30 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/learn-to-draw Date: April 30, 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 2015-04-30 2015-04-30 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Weed Walk: A Plant ID Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/grow-to-learn-nybg-and-bronx-greenup-weed-walk-a-plant-id-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/grow-to-learn-nybg-and-bronx-greenup-weed-walk-a-plant-id-workshop Date: April 30, 2015

A weed is just a plant out of place. If we know which weeds are in and around our garden, we may put some of them to productive use.

Join us for a stroll around Drew Gardens to begin identifying those weeds. This workshop is a partnership between Grow to Learn NYC and Bronx Green-Up/The New York Botanical Garden.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Drew Gardens

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2015-04-30 2015-04-30 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.8398, -73.8789 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/garden-crew Date: April 30, 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 2015-04-30 2015-04-30 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/04/30/birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: April 30, 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 2015-04-30 2015-04-30 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[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 1, 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 2015-05-01 2015-05-01 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[It's My Park at SoHo Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/its-my-park-at-soho-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/its-my-park-at-soho-square Date: May 1, 2015

This It's My Park season, come and join other volunteers to spruce up this park now that winter is over! Help paint benches, tend to tree pits, and generally give the square a spring clean!

Project organized by Hudson Square BID.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 418-4495

Location: SoHo Square

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MZ02 SoHo Square 2015-05-01 2015-05-01 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7254, -74.0042 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 1, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

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 2015-05-01 2015-05-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/resiliency-and-elements Date: May 1, 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 2015-05-01 2015-05-01 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[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/summer-sports-experience Date: May 1, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-05-01 2015-05-01 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/tai-chiadults Date: May 1, 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 2015-05-01 2015-05-01 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/2015/05/01/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: May 1, 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 2015-05-01 2015-05-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 1, 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 2015-05-01 2015-05-01 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[Concert at Washington Square Park: JessyChick]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/jessychick-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/jessychick-performance Date: May 1, 2015

Come out to Washington Square Park and enjoy a performance from musician Jessy Chick!

An amplified sound permit has been issued for this event from 12:00 noon until 2:00pm.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-05-01 2015-05-01 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7313, -73.9982 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/nature-exploration Date: May 1, 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 2015-05-01 2015-05-01 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/bryant-park-fencing Date: May 1, 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 2015-05-01 2015-05-01 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[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: May 1, 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 2015-05-01 2015-05-01 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/01/seasonal-crafts Date: May 1, 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 2015-05-01 2015-05-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 2, 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 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:31 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/esl-class Date: May 2, 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 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: May 2, 2015

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

Start time: 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 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park Date: May 2, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Westerleigh Park to help clean, rake, and weed the entrance gardens at Westerleigh Park. Volunteers are also needed to assist in enriching the soil and planting in each of the garden beds surrounding the park. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up and beautifying Westerleigh Park!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: May 2, 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 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 2, 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 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 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[Nature Walk and Bird Watching at Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/nature-walk-and-bird-watching-at-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/nature-walk-and-bird-watching-at-ridgewood-reservoir Date: May 2, 2015

Catch the warbler wave and welcome them back at this spring bird watching workshop led by Peter Dorosh of the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2015-05-02 2015-05-02 8:30 am 11:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Foley Square and Columbus Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day Date: May 2, 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 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 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/2015/05/02/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/zumba Date: May 2, 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 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: May 2, 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 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 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[It's My Park Day at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/its-my-park-day-at-westerleigh-parkerleigh-park-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/its-my-park-day-at-westerleigh-parkerleigh-park-2015 Date: May 2, 2015

On It's My Park Day, the Friends of Westerleigh Park will be cleaning around the park. Volunteers will help rake the leaves. Enjoy a day with the Friends of Westerleigh Park. We have coffee and donuts.

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 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef98a45e92.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Kissena Corridor Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/its-my-park-at-kissena-corridor-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/its-my-park-at-kissena-corridor-park Date: May 2, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Kissena Corridor Park Conservancy for a general cleanup along Colden Ave, from Juniper Avenue to Elder Avenue, outside Evergreen Community Garden at Kissena Corridor Park. Please dress appropriately for cleanup activities. Kissena Corridor Park Conservancy will be providing a children's potting activity within Evergreen Community Garden after the cleanup. Please email dlwoo@msn.com to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up a part of Kissena Corridor Park!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 762-6383

Location: Rachel Carson Playground (in Kissena Corridor Park)

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Q300 Kissena Corridor Park 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7497, -73.8226 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Harmony Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/its-my-park-at-harmony-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/its-my-park-at-harmony-park Date: May 2, 2015

This It's My Park season, please come out and join Harmony Park Homeownwers Association as they clean and spruce up the park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 922-1177

Location: Entrance at Hattie Jones Court (in Harmony Park)

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B403 Harmony Park 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.678, -73.9347 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Pitch, Hit, and Run Competition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/pitch-hit-and-run-competition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/pitch-hit-and-run-competition Date: May 2, 2015

Compete to see who can throw the most accurate, hit the farthest, and run the fastest. For youths ages 7-14. Sponsored by Major League Baseball!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Chelsea Park

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7499, -74.0006 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Carousel Opening Day Celebration and Free Tree Giveaway!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/carousel-opening-day-celebration-our-sweet-sixteen-and-free-tree-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/carousel-opening-day-celebration-our-sweet-sixteen-and-free-tree-giveaway Date: May 2, 2015

There will be a tree giveaway in the morning from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Then from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. come and celebrate the Carousel for all Children’s Sweet Sixteen with fun and games all afternoon. Puppets in the Parks will perform at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Greenbelt Conservancy members enjoy free rides on opening day; rides are still just $1.50 per spin! Our refreshment stand will be open.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6041, -74.16 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55368cb0909ea.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/summer-sports-experience Date: May 2, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

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 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/02/summer-sports-experience2 Date: May 2, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-05-02 2015-05-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:14 EDT