NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:35:22 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[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: May 8, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/conversational-english Date: May 8, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: May 8, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 8, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/blooming-naturalists Date: May 8, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/learn-to-draw Date: May 8, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/nature-on-the-go Date: May 8, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/animal-encounter Date: May 8, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Explore the Many Uses of Herbs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/greenthumb-workshop-explore-the-many-uses-of-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/greenthumb-workshop-explore-the-many-uses-of-herbs Date: May 8, 2014

Please join GreenThumb as we cover some of the culinary and healing properties of herbs commonly cultivated in New York City.

Learn how to make some simple products with the herbs you grow, from sun tea to salve.

Please RSVP at the link below.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: A. Badillo Community Rose Garden

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2014-05-08 2014-05-08 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8253, -73.913 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn School Garden Plant Start Giveaway, Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/grow-to-learn-school-garden-plant-start-giveaway-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/grow-to-learn-school-garden-plant-start-giveaway-bronx Date: May 8, 2014

Grow to Learn registered schools only may pick up two flats each of mixed vegetable, herb, and flower starts. First come, first served, while supplies last.

You must RSVP for this event, as supplies are limited.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: College Avenue Garden

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2014-05-08 2014-05-08 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.838, -73.9099 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/garden-crew1 Date: May 8, 2014

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

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: May 8, 2014

Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7547, -73.9841 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: May 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 9, 2014

Well known for his urban vistas, Daniel Hauben has spent many a lovely day painting Bronx Parks.

His new exhibit at the Poe Park VIsitor Center includes giclee prints on canvas and paper, as well as original oil and pastel paintings in locations such as Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, Wave Hill,Saint James Park, Old Fort Four Park, Pelham Bay Park and Poe Park.

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 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 9, 2014

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade.

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted work based on his distinctive coat. The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

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 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 9, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/english-reading-for-adults Date: May 9, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 9, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-games Date: May 9, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 9, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 9, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 9, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: May 9, 2014

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required. Events subject to change.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-fencing Date: May 9, 2014

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed, and equipment is provided. Registration required at (212) 382-2255. Drop-ins considered if space allows.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/blooming-naturalists Date: May 9, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 9, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79, -73.9619 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7ba922a4e.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: May 9, 2014

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/nature-on-the-go Date: May 9, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/seasonal-crafts Date: May 9, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/animal-encounter Date: May 9, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-bronx Date: May 9, 2014

Help water and care for the 80,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6931

Location: Colgate Avenue and Westchester Avenue

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2014-05-09 2014-05-09 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8284, -73.882 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: May 9, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

The Party Game Social is perfect for large groups and individuals looking to meet other players. With Apples to Apples, Taboo, Scattergories, Jenga and Menu Mash-Up, these games are sure to get the fun started.

Drop in anytime, as many party games allow for late additions.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: May 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-09 2014-05-09 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 10, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 10, 2014

Well known for his urban vistas, Daniel Hauben has spent many a lovely day painting Bronx Parks.

His new exhibit at the Poe Park VIsitor Center includes giclee prints on canvas and paper, as well as original oil and pastel paintings in locations such as Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Gardens, Wave Hill,Saint James Park, Old Fort Four Park, Pelham Bay Park and Poe Park.

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 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bird-walk Date: May 10, 2014

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

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

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: May 10, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Planting Event at Alley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/milliontreesnyc-planting-event-at-alley-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/milliontreesnyc-planting-event-at-alley-pond-park Date: May 10, 2014

Seven years ago, the city launched the MillionTreesNYC initiative with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the city.

The benefits to be gained were clear: improved air and water quality, reduced pollution from storm water runoff, flooding and erosion, and reduced energy costs, to name a few.

Since 2007, we have come a long way towards reaching our goal of planting one million trees, and we are confident that we will get there.

We invite you to join us this spring to plant trees at Alley Pond Park in Queens!

Registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Northern Boulevard and 234th Street (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7634, -73.7465 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535053fa1ac52.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/esl-class Date: May 10, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: May 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 10, 2014

Learn the basics of fly fishing - no water needed!

Join expert instrucotrs from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Pre-register by phone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 827-0698

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Active Hiking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/get-active-hiking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/get-active-hiking Date: May 10, 2014

Join an introductory hike of about 2-3 hours in the Northwest Woods of the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 10:00 am 40.9044, -73.8964 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Rockaway Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/learn-to-ride-rockaway-beach-at-108th-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/learn-to-ride-rockaway-beach-at-108th-street Date: May 10, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/learn-to-ride-van-cortlandt-park-at-southwest-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/learn-to-ride-van-cortlandt-park-at-southwest-playground Date: May 10, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Southwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8867, -73.8983 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: May 10, 2014

Learn basic Tunisian or Afghan crochet in this class, where you'll learn to use the technique to make a pot holder.

Materials required:

  • One skein light colored worsted weight (#4) yarn
  • #H crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: May 10, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/knitcrochet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/knitcrochet-intermediate-group Date: May 10, 2014

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

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

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: May 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 10, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-games Date: May 10, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 10, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 10, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Butterfly Project NYC Native Plant Share]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/greenthumb-workshop-butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/greenthumb-workshop-butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share Date: May 10, 2014

Join Bronx Green-Up, the Butterfly Project NYC, NYC Wildflower Week and GreenThumb for the annual native plant share.

Learn more about the importance of native plants and pollinators and how to encourage their presence in urban landscapes. Plants will be available for pickup to be used in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces, while supplies last.

Please RSVP below.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: New Roots Community Garden

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2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8213, -73.9257 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/tree-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/tree-giveaway Date: May 10, 2014

Home and property owners are limited to one tree each.

Trees weigh approximately 30 pounds and stand 7 – 8 feet tall and must be planted in the ground — not in planters or on balconies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9044, -73.8964 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Spread the Love: Wildflower Seed Balls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/spread-the-love-wildflower-seed-balls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/spread-the-love-wildflower-seed-balls Date: May 10, 2014

Let’s stir up a batch of wildflower seed balls, learn about local wildflowers and the benefits of adding wildflowers and herbs to your garden, yard, or other open space.

Bring home a wildflower seed ball for yourself, or to give as a unique gift.

This program is part of the 7th annual NYC Wildflower week, sponsored by Con Edison.

Registration required.

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 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Open House: Country in the City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/country-in-the-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/country-in-the-city Date: May 10, 2014

Where else can you sit on a porch in Manhattan?

Enjoy the arrival of warm weather by joining us at the Open House at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum.

A special feature of the day in the “country” will be local artists working in the plein-air (in the open air) tradition of landscape painting in the garden.

Event Schedule

Artists at Work
11am-4pm
In the late 19th and early 20th century, artists came to Inwood to capture its remaining rural character on canvas. Local artists, including Diane Drescher, Elissa Gore and Bob Bahr, continue that plein-air tradition and will spend the day finding inspiration at the farmhouse.

On the Farm
11am-5pm
Take a self-guided tour of the farmhouse and learn more about the Dyckman family and what living in the country meant in early 19th century New York.

History Play Date: Plein Air Painting
12pm-2pm
Country in the City for Kids! This year for Country in the City, young visitors, ages 6 and up are invited to paint outdoors in the plein-air painting tradition. Stop by anytime between 12 and 2 pm to observe the artists at work and try your hand at watercolor landscapes. Painting materials will be provided and will continue until 2pm or as long as supplies last.

Recommended for children age 6 and up.
FREE, All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53415a1abd3bf.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Midland Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/learn-to-ride-midland-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/learn-to-ride-midland-beach Date: May 10, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Parking Lot (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5731, -74.0877 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Matthew P. Sapolin Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/learn-to-ride-matthew-p-sapolin-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/learn-to-ride-matthew-p-sapolin-playground Date: May 10, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Matthew P. Sapolin Playground

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M233 Matthew P. Sapolin Playground 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7774, -73.9839 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 10, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the 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) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 10, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 10, 2014

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

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Wonderful Warblers provides information and background knowledge needed to fully appreciate why Prospect Park is an essential stopover for birds. Participants also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Join the Alliance to spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the park clean. Take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m.
Take a stroll on the Lullwater Trail to look for colorful and unique spring migrants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9659 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 10, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/freshwater-fishing Date: May 10, 2014

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

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

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

All equipment is provided. Adults, families, and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate in all fishing programs.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 12:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 10, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: May 10, 2014

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Matthew P. Sapolin Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/learn-to-ride-matthew-p-sapolin-playground1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/learn-to-ride-matthew-p-sapolin-playground1 Date: May 10, 2014

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes.

The classes teach a safe, easy, effective method to learn to ride. "Balance first" teaches kids the basics: balancing, starting, stopping, and steering.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please visit Bike New York's webpage.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Matthew P. Sapolin Playground

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M233 Matthew P. Sapolin Playground 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.7774, -73.9839 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/insect-exploration Date: May 10, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Enjoy learning about the diversity of insects which inhabit our parks. Butterflies, bees, and beetles are only a few of the critters we may be able to encounter.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/fitness-bootcamp Date: May 10, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: May 10, 2014

Come have a family play date with your children and bring friends to this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainment, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

May 10 Community Works / book-reading, discussion, & game-playing
June 14 Amelia Robinson of Mil's Trills / interactive music for kids of all ages
July 12 AndyRoo / a musical journey to the AndyRooniverse
August 9 Music with Patrick / Jam time!

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/freshkills-park-hike-moderate1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/freshkills-park-hike-moderate1 Date: May 10, 2014

Yearn for adventure? Join the Freshkills Park Staff as we hike areas we are developing into new parkland on Staten Island. This hike will bring you behind the scenes into natural sections of the park typically restricted from public access to introduce you to the beauty of the hills and creeks in Freshkills Park. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the park development while getting out in nature and staying in shape.

Please sign up for this tour on the Freshkills Park Events Page. Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov with questions. There is limited space on this tour, registration is required.

This hike includes elevations with gravel and dirt terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water, sunscreen, bugspray, and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5899, -74.1877 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Mount Morris and the Fire Watch Tower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/historic-new-york-mount-morris-and-the-fire-watch-tower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/historic-new-york-mount-morris-and-the-fire-watch-tower Date: May 10, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. This Historic New York walking tour will highlight the history and geologic past of the Mount Morris neighborhood. Learn the story behind the Fire Watch Tower and get an up close view, and enjoy the sites of the Manhattan Skyline from its base. (Due to current conditions of the tower, participants will not be allowed to climb up)

Registration required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, April 30.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 120th Street and Fifth Avenue (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 40.8032, -73.9445 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance and Fitness Infusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion Date: May 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: May 10, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 11, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/weekend-volunteer-corps Date: May 11, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help the keep the park clean and beautiful. Volunteers help spruce up gardens, paint fences and benches, weed and spread mulch, and sweep and clear pathways. Individuals can sign up online. Groups should pre-register. Contact the Prospect Park Alliance Volunteer Department at (718) 287-3400 or volunteers@prospectpark.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6655, -73.9716 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52813eba05aa9.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/birding-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/birding-ridgewood-reservoir Date: May 11, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Enjoy a morning of birding around the newly restored Ridgewood Reservoir.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:00 am 40.6862, -73.8898 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Springtime Hike at Breezy Point]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/springtime-hike-at-breezy-point http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/springtime-hike-at-breezy-point Date: May 11, 2014

Carpool in a caravan, led by Mickey Maxwell Cohen of the American Littoral Society, to the little known western tip of the Rockaway Peninsula.

Highlights will include dune foliage, shore birds and a surprising assortment of rocks and minerals used in the construction of the Breezy Point Jetty.

Binoculars, a hammer, collecting bag, eye protection and a magnifying glass will be helpful.

This free hike is in partnership with Gateway National Recreation Area.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 474-0896

Location: Fort Tilden

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2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5632, -73.8833 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/forest-crew Date: May 11, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree and Lawn Care in Sherman Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/tree-and-lawn-care-in-sherman-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/tree-and-lawn-care-in-sherman-creek Date: May 11, 2014

The Manhattan Waterfront Greenway is a 32-mile route around Manhattan and includes an esplanade of over 250 flowering trees. Help care for these trees and maintain the lawn around them while taking in the beauty of the river and greenway.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 11, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-games Date: May 11, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 11, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 11, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Wildflower Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/spring-wildflower-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/spring-wildflower-walk Date: May 11, 2014

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

Urban Park Rangers will guide you through the park to discover the variety of flora within. Take a moment to unplug from the world and enjoy the colors of Spring..

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 11:00 am 40.619, -74.1061 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/smorgasburg Date: May 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 11, 2014

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

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Wonderful Warblers provides information and background knowledge needed to fully appreciate why Prospect Park is an essential stopover for birds. Participants also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Join the Alliance to spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the park clean. Take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m.
Take a stroll on the Lullwater Trail to look for colorful and unique spring migrants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9659 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/freshwater-fishing Date: May 11, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Adults, families, and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate in all fishing programs.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 12:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Week at Bartow-Pell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bronx-week-at-bartowpell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bronx-week-at-bartowpell Date: May 11, 2014

Celebrate beauty in the Bronx with free guided tours on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons, 12 to 4 p.m. Tours start at quarter past the hour

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: May 11, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Walk in Sherman Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/wildflower-walk-in-sherman-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/wildflower-walk-in-sherman-creek Date: May 11, 2014

Many native wildflowers are a rarity in New York City. Fortunately, a wide variety of these species, from common flowers of the urban landscape to rare forest dwellers, can be found in Sherman Creek Park’s native gardens. Join us for a walk in the woods to tour the park, look out for native wildflowers and to learn about the specific environmental conditions that these plants need to survive.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: May 11, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Pony Rides]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/pony-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/11/pony-ride Date: May 11, 2014

Enjoy some Mother's Day fun at the Riverdale Equestrian Center.

Suitable for ages 4-10. Limited to the first 20 children. Younger ages may be held on a saddle for photos.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stables Area (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-11 2014-05-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.9024, -73.8941 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: May 12, 2014

Discover the surprising diversity of the birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7547, -73.9841 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 12, 2014

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade.

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted work based on his distinctive coat. The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

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 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 12, 2014

Keep active by joining a yoga class!

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking Date: May 12, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

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

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d653971bd7.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: May 12, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d69833d1e1.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 12, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6b267ba59.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 12, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Soundview Park

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d67f7c8244.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/12/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: May 12, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-05-12 2014-05-12 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:35:22 EDT