NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 06 Feb 2016 18:46:39 GMT <![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: February 9, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-02-09 2016-02-09 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: February 9, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-02-09 2016-02-09 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/le-petit-art Date: February 9, 2016

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

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 2016-02-09 2016-02-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: February 9, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-02-09 2016-02-09 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 9, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-09 2016-02-09 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/teen-pass Date: February 9, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-09 2016-02-09 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/3-to-6-club Date: February 9, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-02-09 2016-02-09 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Community Visioning at Thomas Jefferson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/community-visioning-at-thomas-jefferson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/community-visioning-at-thomas-jefferson-park Date: February 9, 2016

Join Tom's Dog Run Committee and Friends of Thomas Jefferson Park for a Community Visioning event at Thomas Jefferson Park. Get connected with people and organizations energizing and improving your park!

Attendees will participate in the following interactive and brainstorming activities:

  • Community mapping
  • Building favorite park memories through place making
  • Getting connected to parks and other community groups
  • Sharing ideas and common interest regarding Thomas Jefferson Park (service projects, events, etc.)

The event will be supported and facilitated by Partnerships for Parks - Catalyst Program.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 646-483-8721

Location: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2016-02-09 2016-02-09 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.93669891357422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b3a2d8673f9.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life in Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/09/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park Date: February 9, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-02-09 2016-02-09 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b159224df1.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/10/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/10/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: February 10, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present its 3rd annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...exhibition. This season's event features works from emerging and established artists from the Bronx. Participating artists include Rhonda Asher, Ernesto Camacho, Elaine Langer, Amarylis Leon, Abraham Levy, Nishanth Gopinathan, Nidhin Nishanth, Miriam Quin, and James Sexer Rodriguez.

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 2016-02-10 2016-02-10 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/10/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/10/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: February 10, 2016

The year 1619 marked the beginning of the slave trade in the Thirteen Colonies, but the first African American elected to office in the United States of America has been documented as early as 1768.

Despite slavery, prejudice and Jim Crow laws, America has seen numerous influential African American leaders who shaped the social, legal, and justice systems. Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service. America: The Legacy of African American Public Service celebrates noted government officials, as well as activists and members of the public who dedicated their lives to the greater good of the people.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

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 2016-02-10 2016-02-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56952fc7a5bc1.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/10/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/10/teen-pass Date: February 10, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-10 2016-02-10 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/10/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/10/3-to-6-club Date: February 10, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-02-10 2016-02-10 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: February 11, 2016

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 2016-02-11 2016-02-11 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: February 11, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present its 3rd annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...exhibition. This season's event features works from emerging and established artists from the Bronx. Participating artists include Rhonda Asher, Ernesto Camacho, Elaine Langer, Amarylis Leon, Abraham Levy, Nishanth Gopinathan, Nidhin Nishanth, Miriam Quin, and James Sexer Rodriguez.

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 2016-02-11 2016-02-11 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: February 11, 2016

The year 1619 marked the beginning of the slave trade in the Thirteen Colonies, but the first African American elected to office in the United States of America has been documented as early as 1768.

Despite slavery, prejudice and Jim Crow laws, America has seen numerous influential African American leaders who shaped the social, legal, and justice systems. Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service. America: The Legacy of African American Public Service celebrates noted government officials, as well as activists and members of the public who dedicated their lives to the greater good of the people.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

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 2016-02-11 2016-02-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56952fc7a5bc1.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 11, 2016

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 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 2016-02-11 2016-02-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423f05b161b.jpg Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga and Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/hatha-yoga-and-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/hatha-yoga-and-meditation Date: February 11, 2016

This hatha yoga and meditation class focuses on whole body fitness for strength, health, well-being, and balance. You'll learn yoga techniques to initiate relaxation and influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-02-11 2016-02-11 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Patterned Scarf-Knitting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults Date: February 11, 2016

Participants will create a Fibonnacci-inspired striped scarf with two different colors of yarn. Select your contrasting or complementary colors for your piece. This is a pattern using a sequencing numerical pattern that produces an intersting affect. For those experienced in knitting, and wish to learn a fun technique.

Students bring own materials (#8 knitting needles, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning to work with two colors and creating an interesting numerical sequencing pattern for interesting effect.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-02-11 2016-02-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark Date: February 11, 2016

Please join us for a landscape painting workshop using watercolor, inks, and charcoal. The workshop will be led by artist/illustrator Georgie Flores, a Puerto Rican born artist with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Design from Pratt Institute. At the age of twelve, he began working as an assistant muralist and sign builder, and by 17 he was an established muralist in Puerto Rico. An artist educator since 2000 and painter since 1990, Flores’ most recent work revolves around his subway commute to and from Brooklyn to the Queens Museum of Art, where he currently works as an artist educator.

Please RSVP to cultureartsfun@parks.nyc.gov. RSVPs are recommended, but not required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 276-8686

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2016-02-11 2016-02-11 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa70ce0b7a9.JPG Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tunisian Patterned Scarf-Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: February 11, 2016

Participants will create a Tunisian crocheted, striped Fibonacci inspired scarf; producing an interesting numerical sequencing pattern effect on the work.

Students bring own materials (#H Tunisian crochet hook, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning Tunisian crochet and working with two colors.

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 2016-02-11 2016-02-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 11, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-11 2016-02-11 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/teen-pass Date: February 11, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-11 2016-02-11 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/3-to-6-club Date: February 11, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-02-11 2016-02-11 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Personal Finance 101: Dollars and Sense]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/personal-finance-101-dollars-and-sense http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/personal-finance-101-dollars-and-sense Date: February 11, 2016

Looking to get a better understanding of your personal finance? Join us for a special information session presented by AXA Advisors LLC. You'll learn about financial planning for the future in terms of saving for college and planning for retirement.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2016-02-11 2016-02-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: February 11, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that empowers local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-11 2016-02-11 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b1647ce0ae.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/12/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/12/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: February 12, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present its 3rd annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...exhibition. This season's event features works from emerging and established artists from the Bronx. Participating artists include Rhonda Asher, Ernesto Camacho, Elaine Langer, Amarylis Leon, Abraham Levy, Nishanth Gopinathan, Nidhin Nishanth, Miriam Quin, and James Sexer Rodriguez.

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 2016-02-12 2016-02-12 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/12/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/12/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: February 12, 2016

The year 1619 marked the beginning of the slave trade in the Thirteen Colonies, but the first African American elected to office in the United States of America has been documented as early as 1768.

Despite slavery, prejudice and Jim Crow laws, America has seen numerous influential African American leaders who shaped the social, legal, and justice systems. Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service. America: The Legacy of African American Public Service celebrates noted government officials, as well as activists and members of the public who dedicated their lives to the greater good of the people.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

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 2016-02-12 2016-02-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56952fc7a5bc1.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Little Sweethearts Valentine's Day Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/12/little-sweethearts-valentines-day-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/12/little-sweethearts-valentines-day-event Date: February 12, 2016

Bring your toddlers out for a fun day of Valentine's Day themed activities, including arts & crafts.

Start time: 11:15 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2016-02-12 2016-02-12 11:15 am 1:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa7b352d401.jpg Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Art Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/12/kids-art-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/12/kids-art-class Date: February 12, 2016

Learn drawing and painting techniques using multiple mediums.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-02-12 2016-02-12 2:30 pm 3:45 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/12/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/12/teen-pass Date: February 12, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-12 2016-02-12 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/12/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/12/3-to-6-club Date: February 12, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-02-12 2016-02-12 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Preview Screening of The Black Panthers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/12/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-the-black-panthers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/12/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-the-black-panthers Date: February 12, 2016

Presented by Indie Lens Pop Up and WNET.

Join us for a preview screening of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution by Stanley Nelson before it airs on PBS on February 16, 2016.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Brittany Williams, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, and former Black Panthers Sadiki "Bro. Shep" Ojore Olugbala, James "Tarik" Haskins; and BJ (William M. Johnson).

A new revolutionary culture emerged in the turbulent 1960s, and the Black Panther Party was at the vanguard. Weaving together a treasure trove of rare footage with the voices of a diverse group of people who were there, Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement that feels timely all over again.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can't attend in person? Visit Independent Lens on Facebook for information on our online Pop-Up events.

The event is free but please RSVP at http://stmarysblackpanthers.eventbrite.com to reserve your seat.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 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 2016-02-12 2016-02-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567ae8f0964c1.jpg Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Winter's Night Paint Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/12/winters-night-paint-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/12/winters-night-paint-workshop Date: February 12, 2016

Come join us for an evening of painting and socializing! No artistic experience necessary, but you'll be surprised by your hidden talents!

All supplies will be provided.

Regstration is required. Please RSVP at Kashfia.Tasmi@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 349-0444.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 349-0444

Location: ARROW Field House

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2016-02-12 2016-02-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75576019287109400, -73.92633819580078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567c45d64a566.JPG Mon, 28 Dec 2015 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: "Black Rose"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/12/movies-in-the-parks-black-rose http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/12/movies-in-the-parks-black-rose Date: February 12, 2016

Join Parks as we preview an exciting new TV show!

Set in Brownsville, “Black Rose” follows an anthropology professor as she investigates the mysterious abduction of youth in the neighborhood. Her research leads her to a dangerous international conspiracy.

Created by award-winning filmmaker Harry A. Davis and starring NYTVF 2015 Best Actress Awardee, Tiffany Rachel Stewart, this screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the show’s creator and producer, Lamonia Brown.

Know Before You Go
Seating is limited. You should arrive before 11:30 a.m. to get a seat. Reservations are taken for groups only; please email deborah.grant@parks.nyc.gov.

All are welcome!

Start time: 11:30 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2016-02-12 2016-02-12 11:30 pm 1:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b3b878d960d.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: February 13, 2016

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: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: February 13, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present its 3rd annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...exhibition. This season's event features works from emerging and established artists from the Bronx. Participating artists include Rhonda Asher, Ernesto Camacho, Elaine Langer, Amarylis Leon, Abraham Levy, Nishanth Gopinathan, Nidhin Nishanth, Miriam Quin, and James Sexer Rodriguez.

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 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park Date: February 13, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b14d16da82.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park Date: February 13, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. Anns Avenue and East 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81409835815430000, -73.91290283203125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b147d97ced.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Fall in Love with Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/fall-in-love-with-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/fall-in-love-with-fitness Date: February 13, 2016

Come out and join us for a fun filled day of fitness classes. Our fitness room will be open access for today only during the event hours. The schedule of fitness activities will be as follows:

  • Chair Aerobics - 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Dance Fitness - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cardio Blast Fitness - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m
  • Dance & Sculpt - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Yoga - 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 9:30 am 4:30 pm 40.84690093994140600, -73.93990325927734000 Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teens Beginners' Dance Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/teens-beginners-street-jazzmodernballet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/teens-beginners-street-jazzmodernballet Date: February 13, 2016

This class for teen girls ages 14-17 teaches a mix of hip hop, ballet, and street jazz. Participants will learn basic dance, flexibility, and singing.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Heart Papermaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/family-art-project-heart-papermaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/family-art-project-heart-papermaking Date: February 13, 2016

Visit the colorful blooms in the Tropical House and breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers. Keep a special eye out for heart-shaped leaves! Then, with the help of visiting artist and papermaker Randy Brozen, use paper pulp to embed a heart shape into lacy, handmade paper and decorate it with ribbons and rosebuds for Valentine’s Day remembrances and cards.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa5e62e072a.jpg Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Crazy for Composting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/crazy-for-composting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/crazy-for-composting Date: February 13, 2016

Are you passionate about composting but want more from your bin? These Q&A sessions provide the practical tips, advice, and encouragement you need to take composting to the next level, whether you are just starting out (Session 1) or have been digging in for years (Session 2).

Registered GreenThumb community gardens will be able to request an order of compost, soil, or a clean fill for spring delivery.

In partnership with New York Botanical Garden.

Please RSVP here.

Session I: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Session II: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8543

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-02-13 2016-02-13 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Herb Smith Art Exhibit: The Birds of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/herb-smith-art-exhibit-the-birds-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/herb-smith-art-exhibit-the-birds-of-richmond-county Date: February 13, 2016

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: The Birds of Richmond County. Artist Herb Smith’s interest in painting wildlife, especially birds, goes back to his youth. His ability and technique to capture the structural differences, colors and unique traits of birds by layering oil paint brings a satisfying depth to his work. Paying homage to masters of the Dutch Renaissance Age such as Van Eyck, Van Der Wyden, Rembrandt and Vermeer, his realistic approach creates an accurate quality that tantalizes the viewer’s perception in a way that is true to life.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. The exhibit runs through 2-29-16.

Lenape Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: Herb Smith - White Throated Sparrow 16” x 12” oil on panel

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/568408f2e228d.jpg Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/birding-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/birding-winter-birds Date: February 13, 2016

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year; bring your own binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. This program will focus on the different bird species which spend their winters in our beautiful Parks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2016-02-13 2016-02-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 Tue, 08 Dec 2015 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Great Backyard Bird Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/great-backyard-bird-count http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/great-backyard-bird-count Date: February 13, 2016

Join QBG for the 19th annual bird counting event. Our results will be added to those submitted from around the world to the Audubon Society. Meet at the Visitor & Administration Building lobby. Registration is required at qbgbirdcount.eventbrite.com

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-02-13 2016-02-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a297e282e6a.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Soccer with Coach Victor Campbell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/learn-to-play-soccer-with-coach-victor-campbell Date: February 13, 2016

Children and youth ages 6-12 years learn fundamental and advanced soccer skills.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 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 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/playwriting-for-adults Date: February 13, 2016

Join Juan Ramirez in a playwriting series of workshops at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Saturdays. This class is for adults. The class will workshop:

  • Creating characters, monologues and outlines
  • Proper play format
  • How to make character dialogue natural
  • Emphasizing character development
  • How to find inspiration with the world around you
  • Discovering genres

Fun exercises: Characters writing letters to each other, characters talking to other fictional characters, writing like other playwrights

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Weather Exploration and Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/natures-workshop-weather-exploration-and-monitoring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/natures-workshop-weather-exploration-and-monitoring Date: February 13, 2016

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in–park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. The centers serve as both starting points for walking tours and workshop sites for educational programs for the whole family. This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided.

Winter is the best time to learn about weather. Through some fun weather experiments and outdoor exploration explore weather anomalies and our changing climate.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Tue, 08 Dec 2015 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Foundations of Inwood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/historic-new-york-foundations-of-inwood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/historic-new-york-foundations-of-inwood Date: February 13, 2016

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. “Historic New York” programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks. This program begins with an indoor slideshow detailing the early residents and history of Inwood Hill Park. Then head outdoors for a hike through the trails to visit some of these former sites. This moderate hike includes hills, rugged terrain, and possible snowy conditions due to weather.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Journal Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/winter-journal-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/winter-journal-writing Date: February 13, 2016

Urban Park Rangers Nature Centers are your gateway to New York City parks. Each serves as an in–park community center for public education, recreational activities, and environmental studies. The centers serve as both starting points for walking tours and workshop sites for educational programs for the whole family.

This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies will be provided for this program. Record your observations on a nature exploration hike with the Rangers, this program will include outdoor and indoor portions.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 13, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[On Poe & Becoming A Writer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/on-poe-becoming-a-writer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/on-poe-becoming-a-writer Date: February 13, 2016

In celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday, Bronx Writer's Center Director Charlie Vazquez shares his childhood experience of learning about Poe Cottage in Fordham and will read from "The Tell Tale Heart," the first Edgar Allan Poe story he ever read in grade school, and what inspired him to become a writer and literary activist.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 1:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Happy Birthday Edgar!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/happy-birthday-edgar http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/happy-birthday-edgar Date: February 13, 2016

Come celebrate Edgar Allan Poe's birthday with the Bronx Historical Society's CEO Doc Hermalyn as he speaks about the poet's experience in the Bronx.

Rescheduled from January 23

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: February 13, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/le-petit-art Date: February 13, 2016

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

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 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/paper-arts-crafts Date: February 13, 2016

Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts & crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more.

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 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[In The Shop: Naturalist Tina Triburgo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/in-the-shop-naturalist-tina-triburgo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/in-the-shop-naturalist-tina-triburgo Date: February 13, 2016

Following her Winter Wellness Workshop, join herbalist Tina Triburgo to sample and purchase a range of her natural remedies, gourmet treats, and pampering body products to take home or gift.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa5da894c55.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Ice Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/central-park-conservancy-ice-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/central-park-conservancy-ice-festival Date: February 13, 2016

On Valentine’s Day weekend, celebrate your love of Central Park’s sculptures at Central Park Conservancy's fifth-annual free Ice Festival. Witness ice-carving artists from Okamoto Studio use electric chainsaws, chisels, and picks to transform more than 6,000 pounds of ice into a glistening replica of one of the park’s most beloved statues.

As night falls, revel among colorful lights as the Mall becomes a vibrant silent disco with live DJs, all to celebrate Central Park Conservancy's conservation efforts.

Schedule of activities

  • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Live ice carving by Okamoto Studio.
  • 3:00 p.m.: Join Central Park Conservancy's InstaMeet, a creative photo challenge in the park. Visit Central Park's official Instagram account, @centralparknyc, for details.
  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Party at the silent disco, featuring live music by DJ's: Geo Vanasco and Dylan + DTR, spinning Top 40 hits, Funk and Soul, and your favorite NYC artists into headphones powered by Quiet Events.

Ongoing activities

  • A statue and monument restoration exhibit with Matthew Reiley, Central Park Conservancy's Associate Director of Conservation and Preservation
  • Central Park Conservancy trivia
  • Treats and food truck fare for purchase by Dub Pies, Domo Taco, Wafels and Dinges, and Don Café
  • Sculpting station: mold your very own iconic Central Park statue
  • Dazzling lights in a romantic Central Park setting

What is a silent disco?
It's a dance party with headphones; you choose the music. Starting at 5:00 p.m., two live DJs take the stage at the same time, playing the Top 40 hits, Funk and Soul. and your favorite NYC artists. You choose the channel with your favorite music genre and dance the night away. The glowing, color-coded headsets show which music other partygoers are listening to, so you can dance along with your friends.

What to wear?
Baby, it's cold outside! Dress warmly; the event is entirely outdoors.

More information about Central Park's Ice Festival
This event is free. Tickets are not required. Let us know you’re coming. Open to all ages. No bag/coat check available. Quiet Events requires an ID or credit card to check out a pair of headphones. ID will be given back when headphones are returned. In the unlikely event that you lose the headphones you checked out, Quiet Events will charge a $100 replacement fee on-site.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.97109985351562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5699115ccb84c.jpg Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park Date: February 14, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b155c53d54.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Heart Papermaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/family-art-project-heart-papermaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/family-art-project-heart-papermaking Date: February 14, 2016

Visit the colorful blooms in the Tropical House and breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers. Keep a special eye out for heart-shaped leaves! Then, with the help of visiting artist and papermaker Randy Brozen, use paper pulp to embed a heart shape into lacy, handmade paper and decorate it with ribbons and rosebuds for Valentine’s Day remembrances and cards.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa5e62e072a.jpg Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/winter-tree-id http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/winter-tree-id Date: February 14, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.

This hike will strengthen your winter tree ID skills as you learn about different characteristics and traits to look for, in order to identify trees without their leaves. Kissena Park includes many unique trees as well, being the site of the Samuel Parsons nursery.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-352-1769

Location: Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.74979782104492000, -73.80760192871094000 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 14, 2016

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

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.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423e4f3f7a0.jpg Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike: John Muir Trail (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/nature-exploration-hike-john-muir-trail-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/nature-exploration-hike-john-muir-trail-vigorous Date: February 14, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Hiking programs feature intensity levels; vigorous hikes may include long distances, with hills and rugged terrain.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.90439987182617000, -73.89640045166016000 Tue, 08 Dec 2015 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: February 14, 2016

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

Location: Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.61902618408203000, -74.10613250732422000 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 14, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[17th Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade and Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/17th-chinatown-lunar-new-year-parade-and-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/17th-chinatown-lunar-new-year-parade-and-festival Date: February 14, 2016

See this colorful parade makes it way through Manhattan's Chinatown in celebration of the Year of the Monkey. Enjoy music and dance performanaces, and food vendors along the route.

The parade route starts at Mott Street and Hector Street and ends at Grand Street at Sara D. Roosevelt Park. For more information about the parade route, please visit Better Chinatown USA.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Mott Street and Hector Street,Grand Street (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 1:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.71787460000000000, -73.99713650000000000; 40.71803204741400000, -73.99303559644000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a25b46e6033.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Amorous Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/amorous-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/amorous-animals Date: February 14, 2016

Join us for a presentation on the courtship ritual of animals, followed by a short walk (weather permitting).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Gilded Age Glamour Exhibition Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/gilded-age-glamour-exhibition-opening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/gilded-age-glamour-exhibition-opening Date: February 14, 2016

Clothes tell stories, and the clothing in this exhibit tell the story of how the Bartow mansion of the 1850s became the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum of today. Featuring garments dating primarily to 1870–1900, this fashion exhibition reflects the continuing history of the mansion beyond the Bartow family. Curated by Sarah Pickman, Ph.D. student, Yale University, and Claire McRee, M.A., Bard Graduate Center, Curatorial Assistant at the Allentown Art Museum.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: February 15, 2016

The year 1619 marked the beginning of the slave trade in the Thirteen Colonies, but the first African American elected to office in the United States of America has been documented as early as 1768.

Despite slavery, prejudice and Jim Crow laws, America has seen numerous influential African American leaders who shaped the social, legal, and justice systems. Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service. America: The Legacy of African American Public Service celebrates noted government officials, as well as activists and members of the public who dedicated their lives to the greater good of the people.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

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 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56952fc7a5bc1.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[St. Mary's Recreation Center Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/st-marys-recreation-center-open-house-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/st-marys-recreation-center-open-house-event Date: February 15, 2016

St. Mary's Recreation Center will open its doors on Presidents' Day to Mott Haven and surrounding communities. Guests will have an opportunity to sample some of our exciting programs for children, teens, adults and seniors. You can enjoy a Shape Up NYC class, try out family swim, and spend some time in our cardio & weight fitness rooms. In addition to the open facilty, we will also offer a nutrition workshop, facility tours, giveaways, an opportunity to meet the managers, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 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 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Mon, 01 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Maps and Compasses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-brooklyn-maps-and-compasses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-brooklyn-maps-and-compasses Date: February 15, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

On this program, participants will learn how to use a compass and tips for reading maps. Putting these two skills together you will begin to navigate through the park and complete an orienteering adventure.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8f63d4eed1.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Patterns in Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-bronx-patterns-in-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-bronx-patterns-in-nature Date: February 15, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Get your hiking shoes ready as we explore Van Cortlandt Park in search for geometry and patterns in nature. Become inspired to create your own environmental art.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8f4bb183b8.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Creepy Insects and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-queens-creepy-insects-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-queens-creepy-insects-and-crafts Date: February 15, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but program is geared toward ages 12 and under.

Conquer your fears and curiosity surrounding insects. Learn about their amazing adaptations and be inspired to create invertebrate arts. All materials are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8f6fee1031.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Meet the Critters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-staten-island-meet-the-critters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-staten-island-meet-the-critters Date: February 15, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared towards ages 12 and under.

Come out to the Blue Heron Nature Center and meet the Center's education animals up close. Learn about the adaptations and behavior for many types of different animals, which you can find in NYC's parks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8f7fae814d.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Geology Rocks!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-manhattan-geology-rocks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-manhattan-geology-rocks Date: February 15, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but program is geared toward ages 12 and under.

Geology is happening all around. Discover how we use rocks everyday and get a chance to explore large outcroppings and small pebbles up close.

This program will include indoor and outdoor exploration, weather permitting.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8f90002b97.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/teen-pass Date: February 15, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/3-to-6-club Date: February 15, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: February 16, 2016

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 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: February 16, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present its 3rd annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...exhibition. This season's event features works from emerging and established artists from the Bronx. Participating artists include Rhonda Asher, Ernesto Camacho, Elaine Langer, Amarylis Leon, Abraham Levy, Nishanth Gopinathan, Nidhin Nishanth, Miriam Quin, and James Sexer Rodriguez.

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 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: February 16, 2016

The year 1619 marked the beginning of the slave trade in the Thirteen Colonies, but the first African American elected to office in the United States of America has been documented as early as 1768.

Despite slavery, prejudice and Jim Crow laws, America has seen numerous influential African American leaders who shaped the social, legal, and justice systems. Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service. America: The Legacy of African American Public Service celebrates noted government officials, as well as activists and members of the public who dedicated their lives to the greater good of the people.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

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 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56952fc7a5bc1.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: February 16, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: February 16, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Snow Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/snow-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/snow-birds Date: February 16, 2016

Where do all the birds go during the winter? Learn about the journeys of our birds and play games related to our feathered friends.

Suitable for ages 7 and older.

Funding for this program is provided by New York City Council members.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-staten-island-nature-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-staten-island-nature-bingo Date: February 16, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Get your walking shoes on and let's explore Goodhue Park. This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe nature, while playing bingo at the same time.

Best of luck!!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Clinton Avenue and Prospect Avenue (in Goodhue Park)

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R169 Goodhue Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.63890075683594000, -74.09770202636719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8fa2046a80.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week: Winter Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-winter-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-winter-fun Date: February 16, 2016

Join us for fun activities such as Yuki ball, football, street hockey, Alley Pond Portable Adventure Course, field games, crafts, and fun activities with the Urban Park Rangers!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Zoo Picnic Area

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2016-02-16 2016-02-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74238497758800000, -73.84913265705100000 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Walk and Talk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/winter-walk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/winter-walk-and-talk Date: February 16, 2016

It's Kids Week: Monday, February 15th to Friday, February 19th, so bring the kids to Conference House Park and enjoy a walk through the park's extensive natural areas including tall forest stands, young groves, open fields, pocket wetlands and coastal dunes.

This family-friendly educational walk and talk is designed to increase the appreciation and understanding of park's waterfront environment and is part of our Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology program.

Pre-registration is recommended. Meet at the Conference House Park Visitor Center.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b37e9f2a0ce.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Coastal Animal Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-bronx-coastal-animal-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-bronx-coastal-animal-exploration Date: February 16, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty, and discover the animals which live along the shores of Pelham Bay Park. Learn to recognize difference between invertebrates, fish, birds, and much more.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8fa8b8a1b8.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Shelter Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-brooklyn-shelter-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-brooklyn-shelter-building Date: February 16, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and shelter building. On this program you will learn how to use items found in nature to create survival situation shelters.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8fbb4ec1b6.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Revolutionary History and Colonial Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-brooklyn-revolutionary-history-and-colonial-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-brooklyn-revolutionary-history-and-colonial-games Date: February 16, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs and more. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Today step back in time and play some colonial games. The history of Fort Greene Park provides the perfect backdrop as we experience what Colonial-era kids played during their free time.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8fb2407e75.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Reptiles and Amphibians]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-queens-reptiles-and-amphibians http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-queens-reptiles-and-amphibians Date: February 16, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but program is geared toward ages 12 and under.

How do turtles survive the winter? Discover the answer to this question while learning all about the reptiles you may find in NYC's parks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8fc2837f11.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Hike Journal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-staten-island-nature-hike-journal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-staten-island-nature-hike-journal Date: February 16, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs.Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Get your walking shoes on and let's explore Blue Heron Park. This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe how wildlife and plants are thriving in the winter. Get inspired and collect your observations in your very own nature journal.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8fd0b443df.JPG Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: February 16, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/le-petit-art Date: February 16, 2016

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

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 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Reptiles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-manhattan-reptiles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-manhattan-reptiles Date: February 16, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but program is geared toward ages 12 and under.

How do turtles survive the winter? Discover the answer to this question while learning all about the reptiles you may find in NYC's parks.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8fd835b066.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: February 16, 2016

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City - a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov, and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 16, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/teen-pass Date: February 16, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/3-to-6-club Date: February 16, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life in Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park Date: February 16, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b159224df1.png Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:04 EST