NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:04:00 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: May 16, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 16, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Foley Square and Columbus Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/playground-improvement-project-volunteer-day Date: May 16, 2015

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

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

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M015, M030 Columbus Park, Thomas Paine Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7152, -74; 40.7148, -74.0028 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552c2f99dfe0d.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Spring Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/birding-spring-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/birding-spring-migration Date: May 16, 2015

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

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skills levels and beginners are welcome. Bring a pair of binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508858e784dd.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/zumba Date: May 16, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Father Fagan Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-father-fagan-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-father-fagan-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, help out at Father Fagan Park! The tree pits will be planted with flowers and the square given a spring clean! Come along and join in the clean up!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (917) 771-3715

Location: Father Fagan Square (in Father Fagan Park)

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M207 Father Fagan Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.7267, -74.0034 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: May 16, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sutton Place Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-sutton-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-sutton-parks Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park Season, come join Sutton Area Community members in cleaning up and planting at Sutton Place Park. Volunteers can help with raking, sweeping, planting and mulching at the East 54th Street portion of the Park. Make a difference in your community and get out and meet others who care about their park too! Volunteer walks ons are welcome.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 832-3843

Location: Entrance at E 54th Street and Sutton Place (in Sutton Parks)

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M108P Sutton Parks 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7554, -73.9621 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Samuel Seabury Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-samuel-seabury-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-samuel-seabury-playground Date: May 16, 2015

For this It's My Park season, the Friends of Samuel Seabury Playground, community members and Girl Scouts will be planting, mulching, raking, and sweeping for its It's My Park project. Registration is closed for this event, and canceled if it rains.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212)831-1167

Location: Samuel Seabury Playground

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M236 Samuel Seabury Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7854, -73.9508 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at East River Esplanade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-east-river-esplanade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-east-river-esplanade Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park Season, roll up your sleeves and come join the Kips Bay Neighborhood Alliance, the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association, Community Board 6 and the Lower East Side Ecology Center, in cleaning up the Esplanade in Glick Park. Locals will be tidying up, painting, and planting. Show your pride in your community and lend a helping hand or two!

Donuts and coffee for volunteers will be provided. Please note if it rains the project will be canceled. If interested in volunteering, contact the project leader.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646)283-3462

Location: East River Esplanade

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M289 East River Esplanade 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.745, -73.9705 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Isham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-isham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-isham-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join Volunteers for Isham Park to clean the park. We look forward to a great day at Isham Park!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 689-9475

Location: Isham Memorial Benches (in Isham Park)

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M043 Isham Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8684, -73.9191 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Collyer Brothers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-collyer-brothers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-collyer-brothers-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Harlem Fifth Avenue Association to help conduct a general clean-up and plant annuals and perennials at Collyer Brother's Park. Please bring your own work gloves if able.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917)4 06-4770

Location: Collyer Brothers Park

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8085, -73.9411 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Great Kills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-great-kills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-great-kills-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Natural Resources Protective Association to help clean along the shorelines of New Dorp Beach and the trail running alongside it. We look forward to a great day of cleaning New Dorp Beach!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 873-4291

Location: New Dorp Lane & Cedar Grove Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5645, -74.0976 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Thomas Jefferson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-thomas-jefferson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-thomas-jefferson-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Friends of Thomas Jefferson Park for general clean-up and planting around the park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 259-0889

Location: Toms Dog Run (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7924, -73.9356 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Vesuvio Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-vesuvio-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-vesuvio-playground Date: May 16, 2015

An It's My Park family event at Vesuvio Playground, with activities including planting, music, art and Imagination Playground blocks! Come and enjoy this free event organized by the Friends of Vesuvio Playground.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 843-4882

Location: Vesuvio Playground

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M069 Vesuvio Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7253, -74.0026 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at the Upper East Side Street Trees (3rd Avenue)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-the-upper-eastside-street-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-the-upper-eastside-street-trees Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, come love your Upper East Side street trees! Come join the Tree Angels of the Upper East Side for its Spring It's My Park project. Join volunteers in raking, aerating and mulching the tree pits. Attention for this project will focus on trees along 3rd Ave between East 79th Street and East 86th Street. Help keep our city trees healthy and give them some TLC (Tender Loving care).

Additional volunteers are welcome. Contact the leader by phone or email if you are interested. Canceled if rain.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 836-8004

Location: 1488 3rd Avenue

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7774, -73.9554 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Malls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-adam-clayton-powell-jr-malls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-adam-clayton-powell-jr-malls Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Friends of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard Malls for their annual spring clean-up and planting event to help clean, rake out, and plant flowers in the malls along Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard. Please bring your own work gloves if possible.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 217-8689

Location: West 152nd Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8257, -73.936 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Columbus Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-columbus-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-columbus-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Parks gardener and some regular volunteers as they plant flowers for the summer in Columbus Park! If you live nearby why not come along and help them plant!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 733-2450

Location: Worth and Baxter Streets (in Columbus Park)

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M015 Columbus Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7144, -74.0004 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Greenwich Street Greenstreet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-greenwich-street-greenstreet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-greenwich-street-greenstreet Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, local residents will be once again planting and maintaining this greenstreet area - starting with a spring clean and planting for summer flowers!

Registration for this project is now closed.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 538-9756

Location: Greenwich Street at Christopher Street

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7329, -74.0076 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Astoria Heights Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-astoria-heights-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-astoria-heights-playground Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, come on out and join the Friends of Astoria Heights Park for family friendly health and fitness fun. The group will be offering free yoga classes and tots basketball clinic. There will also be a Learn to Ride program, teaching kids to ride their bikes. Activities will begin at 9am and will also include finishing the park mural and retouching our garbage can paintings.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 512-0680

Location: 46th Street and 30th Road (in Astoria Heights Playground)

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Q014 Astoria Heights Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7607, -73.911 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Forest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-forest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-forest-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Kew Gardens Civic Association and the Forest Park Trust to help clean, weed, and remove debris at Wallenberg Square at Forest Park. Please email nicole.gamory@parks.nyc.gov to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up at Forest Park!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Wallenburg Square

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7079, -73.8374 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Jackie Robinson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-jackie-robinson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-jackie-robinson-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the 150th-155th Street Edgecombe Avenue Block Association for their spring clean-up where they will be cleaning and planting 32 tree-pit gardens.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917)579-3814

Location: Edgecombe Avenue Street Trees

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8268, -73.9415 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-marine-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteers from the Marine Park Alliance will be cleaning, raking, and weeding at Marine Park. Volunteers will help clean, rake, weed and paint benches and the fence surrounding the park. The project starts at 9:00 a.m., tools and supplies will be provided for clean-up and painting. Come out and help keep our park beautiful.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 513-8696

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6081, -73.9377 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fort Washington Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-fort-washington-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-fort-washington-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Rocky Run Volunteers as they distribute fresh wood chips, and clean out old wood chips and debris from the dog run. Volunteers will also be planting and weeding in the garden surrounding the run. Hope to see you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 706-1147

Location: Rocky Run Dog Run

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.841, -73.9446 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Convent Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-convent-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-convent-garden Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Convent Garden Community Association for their annual spring clean-up to rake, weed, and plant annuals throughout the garden.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (254) 421-3136

Location: Convent Garden

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M284 Convent Garden 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8283, -73.9427 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Liotti Ikefugi Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-liotti-ikefugi-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-liotti-ikefugi-playground Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer at Liotti Ikefugi Playground to help clean, rake, and paint benches. The event starts at 9 am and runs all day to 5 pm. Rain date-Saturday May 23rd. Materials will be provided; just bring your enthusiasm and hard work ethic. You can stay all day or just an hour, any time is appreciated. Register with PFP outreach coordinator Amoy by emailing her at Amoy.Barnes@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 938-3000

Location: Liotti Ikefugi Playgound (in Liotti Ikefugi Playground)

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R037 Liotti Ikefugi Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6387, -74.0839 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/summer-sports-experience Date: May 16, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/summer-sports-experience2 Date: May 16, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/summer-sports-experience3 Date: May 16, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Minetta Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, come along to Minetta Playground for a family-friendly activity to help plant the flower beds and spread wood chip mulch! Join in, meet neighbors, and help make the playground look great for the spring and summer! Organized by Minetta Block Association.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (518) 821-7651

Location: Minetta Playground

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M125B Minetta Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7307, -74.0013 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-margaret-i-carman-green-weeping-beech http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-margaret-i-carman-green-weeping-beech Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Beautify Historic Flushing/Bowne House Historic Society to help mulch, rake leaves, weed, and generally spruce up Weeping Beach Park, Daniel Carter Beard Mall and the Bowne Historic House. All volunteers will have access to a free tour at the Bowne House Museum after the cleanup project. Please dress appropriately for cleanup activities. Please email the contact above to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up Weeping Beech Park!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7629, -73.8252 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Travers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-travers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-travers-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of the Travers Park to help clean, paint, prune shrubs, mulch and prepare the green space for the warmer months ahead. Please dress appropriately for cleanup activities. Please email the contact above to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up Travers Park!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2779

Location: 78th Street Entrance (in Travers Park)

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Q303 Travers Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:30 am 1:00 pm 40.7545, -73.889 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Turtle Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-turtle-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-turtle-playground Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Green Earth Urban Gardeners, Inc. to help clean, scrape, and repaint fencing and related equipments at Turtle Playground starting at 9:30 a.m. Please dress appropriately for cleanup and painting activities. Please email maureen@greenearthurbangardens.org to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up Turtle Playground!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 892-6565

Location: Turtle Playground

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Q357G Turtle Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 9:30 am 2:00 pm 40.7421, -73.8274 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: May 16, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Arts & Crafts and Games for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/artscraftsgame-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/artscraftsgame-day Date: May 16, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts & crafts, sand art, and different games. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/esl-advanced Date: May 16, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Arts, Crafts, and Game Day with Princess for Lifetime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/artscraftsgame-day-with-princess-for-lifetime Date: May 16, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 16, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Dyes and Herb Sachets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/natural-dyes-and-herb-sachets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/natural-dyes-and-herb-sachets Date: May 16, 2015

Learn how to turn kitchen scraps into dyes using natural ingredients such as onion skins and turmeric. Dye your own herb sachet and, once it dries, fill it with a custom blend of herbs. All materials will be provided first-come first-served.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 409-3720

Location: Castle Clinton (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7037, -74.0168 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Vartan Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-st-vartan-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-st-vartan-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park Season, join Friends of St. Vartan Park, local residents and some boy scouts for its Spring It's My Park project. They will be planting some flowers and cleaning up the park. Project canceled if it rains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 710-4334

Location: St. Vartan Park

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M076 St. Vartan Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7451, -73.9737 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Col. Young Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-col-young-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-col-young-playground Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Frederick Douglass Academy as they conduct a spring cleanup around the athletic fields and playground at Colonel Charles Young. Please bring your own work gloves if you are able.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 431-7035

Location: Col Charles Young Playground (in Col. Young Playground)

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M186 Col. Young Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8193, -73.9357 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fred Samuel Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-fred-samuel-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-fred-samuel-playground Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join Save a Park to Save a Child for their annual Spring Clean-Up event as they conduct a general clean-up and paint in Fred Samuel Playground.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 940-9449

Location: Samuel Playground (in Fred Samuel Playground)

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M160 Fred Samuel Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8172, -73.9392 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-claremont-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-claremont-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Parks Department gardening team on Saturday mornings to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park. For more information or to register, please email the contact above. Join us for a great morning of gardening at Claremont Park! DROP-INS WELCOME.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8415, -73.9072 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Bennett Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-bennett-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-bennett-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Bennett Park Community Alliance to help clean and plant in garden beds around the park. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up! Contact Wade at (818) 259-8561 for inquiries.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 202-0474

Location: Bennett Park

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M009 Bennett Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8528, -73.9381 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at American Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-american-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-american-playground Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer for a day of planting and cleaning to show your love for American Playground. We will add planters to the playground to create cheer. All ages are welcome to join. Please e-mail the contact above to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of caring for American Playground!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (917)272-8453

Location: American Playground

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B001 American Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7288, -73.9579 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Help the Garden Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/help-the-garden-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/help-the-garden-day Date: May 16, 2015

Join us as we pitch in and volunteer with seasonal maintenance projects at the garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6829, -73.8879 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb: Plant Starts Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/greenthumb-plant-starts-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/greenthumb-plant-starts-giveaway Date: May 16, 2015

Get your veggie, herb and flower transplants at our annual giveaway, plus tips on square foot gardening. All supplies are for registered GreenThumb gardens only and are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. No pre-registration necessary. One site pick-up only. In partnership with GrowNYC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6898, -73.9485 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Audubon Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-audubon-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-audubon-playground Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Audubon Park for a morning of painting, sweeping, weeding, and planting at Audubon Playground. Hope to see you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 796-7714

Location: Audubon Playground

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M240 Audubon Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8415, -73.9381 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Riverside Oval Greenstreet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-riverside-oval-greenstreet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-riverside-oval-greenstreet Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Riverside Oval Association. Volunteers will be planting, mulching, weeding, and cleaning up at Riverside Oval. Hope you can join us!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 734-6195

Location: Riverside Oval Greenstreet

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8344, -73.9477 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at J. Hood Wright Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-j-hood-wright-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-j-hood-wright-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of J. Hood Wright Park to help with planting and spring maintenance. We look forward to a great day of gardening at J. Hood Wright Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 928-3327

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Stuyvesant Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-stuyvesant-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-stuyvesant-square Date: May 16, 2015

For this It's My Park Season, volunteer with the Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association and neighborhood residents for its spring It's My Park project! Volunteers will be doing a big clean-up of Stuyvesant Park. Come and help tidy up, mulch, garden and make the park shine! Plenty to do and many hands make light work! And, for kids, the NYC Parks Play Mobile will be on hand for them to enjoy!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: 2nd Avenue between 15th and 17th Street (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7336, -73.9839 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-inwood-hill-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Friends of Inwood Hill Park as they clean, plant, and paint to beautify Inwood Hill Park. Volunteers will also be invited for a tour of the park afterwards. We hope to see you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 468-0912

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.87, -73.9211 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Graniteville Quarry Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-graniteville-quarry-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-graniteville-quarry-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Graniteville Quarry, along with Mariner's Harbor Civic Association to help clean, rake, and weed the paths at Graniteville Quarry Park. Volunteers are also needed to help spread woodchips along the paths leading to the rock quarries. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up Graniteville Quarry Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 805-6322

Location: Graniteville Quarry Park

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R150 Graniteville Quarry Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6255, -74.1524 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at DeLury Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-delury-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-delury-square Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join local volunteers the The Friends of Delury Square as they do a spring clean of their park and do some planting for the summer! Come along, have fun, meet neighbors, and help with the gardening jobs!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 499-4767

Location: Delury Square

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7091, -74.0052 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at James J Walker Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-james-j-walker-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-james-j-walker-park Date: May 16, 2015

Help out by cleaning up and repainting James J. Walker Playground, and enjoy music, a zumba lesson and art activities while you work. This event is organized by the Friends of J.J. Walker Playground.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 202-1546

Location: J.J. Walker Playground (in James J Walker Park)

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M038 James J Walker Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73, -74.0058 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-high-rock-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Greenbelt Conservancy to help clean, rake, and plant some native trees and shrubs at High Rock Park. Volunteers will also be assisting in some trail restoration by removing some invasive plants. Register with PFP outreach coordinator Amoy by emailing her at Amoy.Barnes@parks.nyc.gov. We look forward to seeing you at the park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)667-2165

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Nicholas Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the Friends of St. Nicholas Park for their annual Spring Clean-up as they conduct a general clean-up, rake, and plant flowers near the West 135th Street Plaza.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 812-4868

Location: West 135th Street Plaza (in St. Nicholas Park)

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8171, -73.948 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park in Queensbridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-queensbridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-queensbridge Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, student and family volunteers from Growing up Green Charter School will be beautifying the children's playground for the upcoming season. Participants will be painting fences, benches and adding mulch to the garden beds.

Please note that volunteer registration for this site is full.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 697-3618

Location: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7566, -73.9486 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Queensbridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-queensbridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-queensbridge-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Queensbridge Park and Greenshores to help clean, spread mulch, and weed the entrance gardens at Queensbridge Park. Volunteers are also needed to paint benches and fences near the park entrances.

Please email nichole.henderson@parks.nyc.gov to register for the project.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 217-8896

Location: 41st Avenue Entrance (in Queensbridge Park)

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7565, -73.9473 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Highland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-highland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-highland-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Highland Park Community Garden for a general garden clean-up and weeding the garden paths. Volunteers are also needed to plant annuals in the garden beds at the entrance of the garden, to mulch and to assist with composting.

Please email josephine.scalia@parks.nyc.gov to register for the project.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)938-2587

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6829, -73.8879 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of St Mary's Park to help clean, sweep, and rake at St Mary's Park. Please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up at St Mary's Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 825-5685

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8141, -73.9129 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Saw Mill Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-saw-mill-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-saw-mill-playground Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join neighbors to volunteer at Saw Mill Playground to mulch, sweep, and rake at Saw Mill Playground. Please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov to register for the project. We look forward to a great morning at Saw Mill Playground!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 301-7073

Location: Saw Mill Playground

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X238 Saw Mill Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8089, -73.9194 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-dr-gertrude-b-kelly http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-dr-gertrude-b-kelly Date: May 16, 2015

Celebrate It's My Park with local steward groups, engage in free park programming and visit Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground on May 16. At 10am, student groups will help support a garden project and clear up passive sitting areas.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0283

Location: Dr Gertrude B Kelly Playground (in Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground)

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M066 Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7417, -74.002 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Union Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-union-square-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, come celebrate with local steward groups, engage in free park programming, and visit Union Square Park on May 16th. Volunteers are needed to help support a garden project and clear up passive sitting areas. Please join us for these activities by registering online at USQparkday.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5539661019656.jpg Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/learn-to-ride-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/learn-to-ride-for-kids Date: May 16, 2015

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes. In these free classes, we’ll teach children the fundamentals of bicycling, preparing them for years of safe and confident riding.

This class teaches a safe, easy, effective way to learn to ride. Using this “balance first” method, parents help get their children rolling while the child does most of the work. Participants learn the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering a bike. Most people learn to ride their bike while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they will leave with an easy, hands-free, crash-free, and low-stress way to learn to ride.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet. To register, please visit the Bike New York webpage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Astoria Heights Playground (JHS 10) (in Astoria Heights Playground)

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Q014 Astoria Heights Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7604, -73.9118 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park! Day at Union Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-day-at-union-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-day-at-union-square Date: May 16, 2015

Join the Union Square Partnership to help make Union Square Park bloom this season! Gather your friends and family, roll up your sleeves, and pitch in to make Union Square the cleanest, prettiest and greenest park in all of NYC! Take part in fun for the whole family including kids yoga, face painting, and a children's planting area with refreshments provided by Whole Foods Market. Last year, we had over 100 volunteers help rake, plant, and clean up our beloved green oasis.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/volunteer-event-its-my-park-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/volunteer-event-its-my-park-day Date: May 16, 2015

Join the Greenbelt Natural Resource Team removing invasive plants and restoring trails in High Rock Park. To volunteer for this event you must be at least 14 years old. Children under 14 years old must be accompanied with an adult. Gloves and tools are provided. Please bring water and a light snack with you.

If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

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

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Augustus St. Gaudens Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-augustus-st-gaudens-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-augustus-st-gaudens-playground Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, come join in as it's time for Augustus St. Gaudens Playground's Spring Green and Clean! Come love your playground and join other community members, the Gramercy Neighborhood Associates, and families and friends of PS40 in tidying up their playground. Kids activities too! Volunteers are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 256-7555

Location: Augustus Saint Gaudens Playground (in Augustus St. Gaudens Playground)

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M226 Augustus St. Gaudens Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7356, -73.9822 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Ruppert Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-ruppert-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-ruppert-park Date: May 16, 2015

For this It's My Park Season, come join Friends of Ruppert Park and members of the community for its spring It's My Park project. Plenty to do with sprucing up the park to make it clean and pretty for the community. Volunteers will be planting, raking, cleaning, and painting the outside fence and railing inside the park. Come love your park! Walk-in volunteers are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 473-7875

Location: Ruppert Park

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M294 Ruppert Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.781, -73.9501 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Thomas Jefferson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-thomas-jefferson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-thomas-jefferson-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join volunteers at Tom's Dog Run for a major clean up. We will be removing old wood chips and adding new ones, planting within the garden, and painting benches. Hope to see you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0282

Location: Toms Dog Run (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7924, -73.9356 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Homer's Run in Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-inwood-hill-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Homer's Dog Run as they hold their annual spring clean-up and sprucing. Activities will include cleaning and planting. Hope to see you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 808-2702

Location: Homers Dog Run (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8711, -73.9218 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Highbridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-highbridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-highbridge-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the New York City Mountain Bike Association. NYCMTB will be be painting, cleaning, and doing general maintenance around Highbridge Park. Hope to see you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (734) 358-2826

Location: Ft George Playground (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8584, -73.9259 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Commodore Barry Park (FULL)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-commodore-barry-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-commodore-barry-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, Stoked Mentoring will volunteer at Commodore Barry Park with the support of the Friends of Commodore Barry Park. The volunteers will weed, rake, and beautify the park.

Please note, registration for this project is full.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8453

Location: Commodore Barry Park

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6973, -73.9789 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Dimattina Dog Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-dimattina-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-dimattina-playground Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, meet your neighbors and fellow dog owners at our annual spring cleaning of the dog run in DiMattina Playground! No experience necessary - we'll provide the tools, gloves, and snacks for a much needed spruce up!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 676-3223

Location: Dimattina Playground

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B223B Dimattina Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6808, -74.0021 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Nicholas Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the St. Nicholas Dog Run community as they clean up and spread new wood chips in the run. Please bring your own gloves if you are able. The dog run is located near the top of the stairs at West 135th Street & St. Nicholas Terrace.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (617) 223-7592

Location: West 135th Street and St. Nicholas Terrace (in St. Nicholas Park)

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8179, -73.9497 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Conference House Conservancy and the Tottenville Civic Association to help clean the park and beach areas of Conference House Park. Volunteers are also needed to paint the Visitor's Center. We look forward to a great day of cleaning and beautifying Conference House Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 541-4728

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Amersfort Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-amersfort-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-amersfort-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Amersfort Park the Garden to help paint park benches and fences. Volunteers will start at 10am to clean up the park and plant crocuses. Please email amersfortparkfriends@yahoo.com to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning. Refreshments and snacks will be served!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 415-0603

Location: Avenue K and 38th Street (in Amersfort Park)

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B002 Amersfort Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6259, -73.9389 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Thomas Boyland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-thomas-boyland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-thomas-boyland-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Masons in the Parks to help clean up and beautify Thomas Boyland Park, a Community Parks Initiative public space. Volunteer activities will include planting, mulching, and general clean-up of the horticulture beds; as well as painting the handball courts, and litter removal in the park.

Masons in the Parks will also offer free basketball clinics on the courts, and friendly kickball on the fields in the afternoon. All volunteers and families are welcome! Hope to see you in the park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 403-1783

Location: Thomas Boyland Park

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B381 Thomas Boyland Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6819, -73.9078 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/summer-sports-experience1 Date: May 16, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-astoria-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season! Join the Astoria Park Alliance at Astoria Park on May 16th for some family fun as we re-imagine Charybdis Playground. Starting at 10:30 a.m., children can create postcards to send to Pearl the Squirrel about "What they would like to see in their playground!" We will also ask adults for adult input, because it's your park too. There will be additional children's activities as well.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 217-8896

Location: Charybdis Playground (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:30 am 2:00 pm 40.7798, -73.9224 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at First Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-first-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-first-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, join volunteers from First Street Block Association and neighborhood residents who will be busy cleaning, weeding, and planting to help keep this park looking good and ensure a show of summer flowers!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 246-3033

Location: 1st Street between First and Second Avenue (in First Park)

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M124 First Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.7237, -73.9894 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Downing Street Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-downing-street-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-downing-street-playground Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, the Friends of Winston Churchill Square Garden (next to Downing St. Playground) will be gardening and spring cleaning this lovely little park. Stop by their table and see the compost demonstration from Dave "The Worm Guy," learn about the gardens history and join in supporting this park! Part of several events and projects on this block on the same date!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 675-9188

Location: Downing Street Playground

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M027 Downing Street Playground 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 10:30 am 3:30 pm 40.7298, -74.0027 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Owl Pellets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/owl-pellets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/owl-pellets Date: May 16, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. While nearly all of our programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Several species of owls can be found in NYC Parks. Scientists often use owl pellets to learn more about their behaviors and habits. Using the park as our laboratory, get a chance to dissect a real owl pellet while learning more about these mysterious raptors.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550885e31b11a.jpg Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 16, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: May 16, 2015

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers.

This casual writers' meeting will come together every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Butterfly Project NYC: Native Plant Share]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share Date: May 16, 2015

Learn more about the connections between native plants and pollinators and how to encourage them in urban landscapes.

This year’s workshop is once again part of NYC Wildflower Week. Plants will be available for pickup, to be used in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces while supplies last.

Pre-registration is required. Register online at butterflyprojectnyc.org by 5:00 p.m. on May 9th.

The Butterfly Project NYC is a collaboration between GreenThumb, Grow to Learn, and Bronx Green-Up/New York Botanical Garden. Many thanks to our partners at City Parks Foundation and NYC Wildflower Week.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Grove Hill Learning Garden

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2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8197, -73.9093 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Ride for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/learn-to-ride Date: May 16, 2015

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this fun free event! Show your child aged 5 years or older how to ride a two-wheeler using the "balance first" method. Pre-registration is required via the Bike New York website, and space is limited.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-870-2080

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.846, -73.941 Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field Workshop for People with Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/track-and-field-workshop-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/track-and-field-workshop-for-people-with-disabilities Date: May 16, 2015

Try a push rim chair or hand cycle! Learn how to play boccia or learn how to throw the shot put and discus. Learn how blind runners run with a tether.

Meet members of NYC Parks' Paralympic Sports Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6592, -73.8875 Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 16, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Oval Adventure Inclusion Field Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/oval-adventure-inclusion-field-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/oval-adventure-inclusion-field-day Date: May 16, 2015

New Yorkers of all abilities are invited to take part in a fun field day! Join us for an adventurous day that includes: relay races, tug of war, obstacle course and arts and crafts.

People with disabilities and able-bodied people are invited. Most activities will be wheelchair accessible. Call Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center at (718) 543-8672 to find out more or to RSVP.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8772, -73.8768 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Christopher Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-christopher-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-christopher-park Date: May 16, 2015

At this Its My Park season project, join the Christopher Park Alliance volunteers as they paint benches and the railings and generally give the park a spring clean! Come and say hello to the group, help with the work and find out more about this historic Village park!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 221-5493

Location: Christopher Park

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M012 Christopher Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7336, -74.0022 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Dr. Ronald McNair Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-dr-ronald-mcnair-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-dr-ronald-mcnair-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Central Brooklyn Lions Club to beautify Dr. Ronald McNair Park. Volunteers will clean and mulch the tree beds. Please bring your own work gloves. We look forward to caring for the trees in Dr. Ronald McNair Park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 254-2847

Location: Park Circle (in Dr. Ronald McNair Park)

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B044 Dr. Ronald McNair Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6708, -73.962 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: May 16, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers are needed to mulch, weed, and plant the butterfly garden and tree beds. Please bring your own work gloves. There will be additional opportunities to get involved in Brower Park by connecting with group leaders. Please email info@friendsofbrowerpark.org to register for the project. We look forward to working with you to care for Brower Park!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8453

Location: Entrance at Brooklyn Avenue and Prospect Place (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.674, -73.9445 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 16, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 16, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
    After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/esl-intermediate Date: May 16, 2015

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 16, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: Rufus King's Library]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/handson-history-rufuss-library http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/handson-history-rufuss-library Date: May 16, 2015

Rufus King loved to read and owned over 3,500 books! Take a tour of the museum to see his library. Create a book, decorate it using a popular 19th century technique called paper marbleizing, and design your own bookplate. Families with children of all ages are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551838e19a0b0.jpg Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: GRO Girls Season Opener Skateboard Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/summer-on-the-hudson-skate-park-open-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/summer-on-the-hudson-skate-park-open-jam Date: May 16, 2015

Girls Riders Organization and Summer on Hudson celebrate the skateboarding season with a meet and greet, open skate, girls' all level learn to ride, board decorating and ending with a game of S.K.A.T.E. Bring your board and full gear (helmet, elbow & knee pads for those over 18 / + wrist guards for those under 18) to join in.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8035, -73.9698 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5519891a397b0.jpg Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/16/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: May 16, 2015

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-16 2015-05-16 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST