NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:09:25 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[Dancing in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/20/dancing-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/20/dancing-in-bryant-park Date: May 20, 2015

This social dance party features popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week, and is hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo.

From novices to experts, all are welcome. Lessons 6:00 – 7:00p.m., followed by dancing to live music 7:00 – 8:30p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-20 2015-05-20 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55156fda8d382.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Mixed Doubles Ping Pong Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/20/bryant-park-mixed-doubles-ping-pong-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/20/bryant-park-mixed-doubles-ping-pong-tournament Date: May 20, 2015

Join us for the park's inaugural season of monthly mixed doubles ping pong tournaments, and prove that table tennis truly appeals to all.

Pairs must be one female and one male. Pre-registration is required. Please sign up with both names in the registration name field (example: Patti Smith and John Doe). One email will suffice for each team.

Are you a solo female, who needs a partner to play? Please email us at bpc@urbanmgt.com, and we will be happy to find a match.

On-site registration will open at 6:00pm if space allows. Please check-in with host when you arrive for the tournament. We will begin promptly at 6:30pm. Registration will close, and spots will be turned over to wait-listed registrants, beginning at 6:20 p.m.

USATT ranked players with a rating of 2000 or higher are not eligible to play.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-20 2015-05-20 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551d78c572424.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: May 21, 2015

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 21, 2015

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

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

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55145e35cc67f.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: May 21, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 21, 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 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 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[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/fitness-walk Date: May 21, 2015

Join this free fitness walking program along the beautiful Joe Michaels Mile, adjacent to Little Neck Bay.

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 21, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: May 21, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: May 21, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/resiliency-and-elements Date: May 21, 2015

The Lenape Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition featuring an amalgam of works by Staten Island artists and natural infrastructure projects implemented to make New York City more storm resilient and sustainable.

The opening reception will be held Thursday, April 16 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/summer-sports-experience Date: May 21, 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 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: May 21, 2015

Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture with fun-filled live music, dance, and puppetry! Concerts may be held in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or English.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550091b0bb35f.JPG Thu, 02 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Binghamton HS Steel Drum Band Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/binghamton-hs-steel-drum-band-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/binghamton-hs-steel-drum-band-performance Date: May 21, 2015

Come out to Washington Square Park and enjoy a steel drum band performance by the students of Binghamton High School!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Park

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7315, -73.9975 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 21, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/nature-exploration Date: May 21, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/learn-to-draw Date: May 21, 2015

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/garden-crew Date: May 21, 2015

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

*All participants are provided with monthly training sessions and asked to commit to at least three work days. Ongoing trainings and orientations are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For information about New York Restoration Project Crews or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Tours of Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/birding-tours-of-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/birding-tours-of-bryant-park Date: May 21, 2015

Discover the birds that call Bryant Park home, as well as those that may stop by during migration. A surprising diversity of avian visitors drop in, even in the heart of midtown. Sightings could include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, even an American woodcock!

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Follow our sightings virtually on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c593df1141.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/bryant-park-yoga Date: May 21, 2015

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own!

Bryant Park Yoga also occurs on Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on the Upper Terrace.

RSVP online at http://yoga.bryantpark.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55146278e5ec2.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Areas Conservancy: Prospect Park Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/natural-areas-conservancy-lecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/21/natural-areas-conservancy-lecture Date: May 21, 2015

Join the Natural Areas Conservancy and the Prospect Park Alliance for a guided walk through Prospect Park, one of Brooklyn’s last remaining native forests.

Expert ecologists will show you the native plants and unique forest features of the Park, as well as highlight the importance of native plants to the ecological health of the park and New York City.

Afterwards, enjoy light refreshments and a presentation of findings from the first-ever, citywide assessment of natural areas.

Please wear walking shoes and bring water, if needed.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-21 2015-05-21 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 22, 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 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 22, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/resiliency-and-elements Date: May 22, 2015

The Lenape Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition featuring an amalgam of works by Staten Island artists and natural infrastructure projects implemented to make New York City more storm resilient and sustainable.

The opening reception will be held Thursday, April 16 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/summer-sports-experience Date: May 22, 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 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/tai-chiadults Date: May 22, 2015

Learn the correct Tai Chi walk, movement and breathing techniques for health, balance and well-being.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: May 22, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 22, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/nature-exploration Date: May 22, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/bryant-park-fencing Date: May 22, 2015

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

Call (212) 382-2255 to pre-register or take a chance and drop by. Must be 16 or older to participate.

For more information, check out the Fencing post on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5d9ace645.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: May 22, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/seasonal-crafts Date: May 22, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/22/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona Date: May 22, 2015

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.

  • May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • July 17 - August 2: Romeo and Juliet
  • September 4 - 20: The Taming of the Shrew

All are free and open to the public. Performances occur on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 - 8:30p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-22 2015-05-22 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157562ed022.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 23, 2015

The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. The club breaks into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups. Be sure to meet back up after the run at the Short Stop Cafe across the street for breakfast!

For more information about the Saturday morning run and other races, visit: http://www.vctc.org/page/saturday-morning-group-runs

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:31 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/esl-class Date: May 23, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: May 23, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Watching Around Strack Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bird-watching-around-strack-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bird-watching-around-strack-pond Date: May 23, 2015

Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by Jean Loscalzo of the Queens County Bird Club.

Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.7007, -73.855 Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: May 23, 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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 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/2015/05/23/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 23, 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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/zumba Date: May 23, 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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: May 23, 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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 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[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-sports-experience Date: May 23, 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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 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/2015/05/23/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-sports-experience2 Date: May 23, 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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 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/2015/05/23/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-sports-experience3 Date: May 23, 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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2015-05-23 2015-05-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: May 23, 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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/esl-advanced Date: May 23, 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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 23, 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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 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[GreenThumb Workshop: Beneficial Insects]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/greenthumbworkshop-beneficial-insects http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/greenthumbworkshop-beneficial-insects Date: May 23, 2015

Want to attract native bees, butterflies and other pollinators? Come and learn how to do so with wonderfully smelling, showy flowering plants. Their fragrances will also welcome your neighbors.

We will talk about the different perennial plants that bring in the pollinators and how to care for them and keep them coming for many years. We will also learn about insect hotels and how to build your own with materials found in the garden.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Tranquility Garden

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2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6946, -73.9432 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-sports-experience1 Date: May 23, 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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors Date: May 23, 2015

Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company, lead VARIABLE POP, a dance workshop for seniors of all ages and abilities. Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways. All fun. All welcome.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-05-23 2015-05-23 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ae2164cd13.JPG Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/basic-canoeing Date: May 23, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Basic Canoe programs are great for all skill levels.

This program is for ages 8 and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 11:00 am 40.6236, -74.1183 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508871a9b009.JPG Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 23, 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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 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[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 23, 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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 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[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 23, 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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 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/2015/05/23/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 23, 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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 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/2015/05/23/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/esl-intermediate Date: May 23, 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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 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/2015/05/23/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 23, 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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: May 23, 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 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Medicinal Plants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/rangers-choice-medicinal-plants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/rangers-choice-medicinal-plants Date: May 23, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. Learn how to identify and utilize some of the plants that have been used for generations to treat and cure different ailments.

Space is limited. To register, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 13th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Hidden New York: Calvert Vaux Discovery Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/rangers-choice-hidden-new-york-calvert-vaux-discovery-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/rangers-choice-hidden-new-york-calvert-vaux-discovery-hike Date: May 23, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. Put on your hiking shoes and bring your binoculars as we explore the rocky coast of Gravesend Bay. This beautifully restored parkland holds remnants of sunken barges that have been taken over by nature and a wide variety of birds on water and land. Space is limited. Registration required. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 13th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Calvert Vaux Park

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 1:00 pm 40.5846, -73.9951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a2ce7531a.JPG Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Compost Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/compost-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/compost-crew Date: May 23, 2015

Every Saturday, the Compost Crew processes food scraps collected at the Inwood Greenmarket and organic waste recovered from New York Restoration Project's landscaping operations. Learn about the process of composting and the dynamic range of current projects in New York City while making a contribution to local waste reduction and greening efforts

All participants are provided with monthly training sessions and asked to commit to at least three work days. Ongoing trainings and orientations are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For more information about New York Restoration Project crews or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: May 23, 2015

Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/paper-arts-crafts Date: May 23, 2015

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: May 23, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/le-petit-zen-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/le-petit-zen-art Date: May 23, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adults will create miniature works (4"x6") or less of Zen art. The instructing artist will demonstrate how to create delicate works, using repeating strokes and patterns for a Zen experience.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona Date: May 23, 2015

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.

  • May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • July 17 - August 2: Romeo and Juliet
  • September 4 - 20: The Taming of the Shrew

All are free and open to the public. Performances occur on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 - 8:30p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157562ed022.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/23/nocturnal-wildlife Date: May 23, 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.

Central Park comes alive at night with the activity of its nocturnal residents. Learn about the ecology and myths that surround these mysterious animals on this journey through the woods at night.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-23 2015-05-23 8:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108158ae848.JPG Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 24, 2015

Join Silvana Pizzuti at the gorgeous Soldier's and Sailor's Monument on Sunday mornings 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 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5519865d5488f.JPG Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 24, 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 skill 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) 967-3542

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

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 9:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55088762478ab.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/summer-sports-experience Date: May 24, 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 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 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/2015/05/24/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/summer-sports-experience1 Date: May 24, 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 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 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/2015/05/24/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/summer-sports-experience2 Date: May 24, 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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2015-05-24 2015-05-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: May 24, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friend, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Basics for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/birding-basics-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/birding-basics-for-families Date: May 24, 2015

Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot! Bring your family on a guided walk led by Conservancy Discovery Guides and NYC Audubon Society. Learn how to spot our feathered residents that make Central Park their home, and their foreign cousins as they pass through Central Park during their annual migration. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy's work has made the Park a sanctuary for these birds. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Families only, maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups. Ages 5+. Free, pre-registration is recommended. Space is limited; arrive early for check in.

This program takes place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or heat index above 95 degrees).

For more information, please call 212.860.1378

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860.1378

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f8b1598d246.jpg Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Revolutionary New York: Washington's Slow Retreat to Victory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/revolutionary-new-york-washingtons-slow-retreat-to-victory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/revolutionary-new-york-washingtons-slow-retreat-to-victory Date: May 24, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

When is retreat a tactical victory? Washington and the Continental Army couldn't hope to go toe to toe against the greatest military force the world had ever seen and survive. The New York campaign was central to Washington's unorthodox military strategy and the fate of our nascent nation hung in the balance. Hike with the Urban Park Rangers along a lesser known battle site which marked the tipping point to Washington's slow retreat to victory!

Start time: 11:00 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 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 11:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 24, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 24, 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 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6618, -73.9659 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: May 24, 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 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Learn To Ride for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-learn-to-ride Date: May 24, 2015

This class is for new riders, 5 years old and up.

Learn to balance, ride, and enjoy life on two wheels. Don't have a bike yet? No problem, a limited number of kids bikes will be lent for the day by Bike and Roll NYC.

Reservations required here. Day of training is first come, first trained; there may be a wait.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Bike path at 135th Street

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2015-05-24 2015-05-24 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8215, -73.9588 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55198d4dd3004.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/basic-canoeing1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/basic-canoeing1 Date: May 24, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Basic canoe programs are great for all skill levels.

The program is for ages 8 and up.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Golden Pond In Crocheron Park (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 1:00 pm 40.7709, -73.7652 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089b1d91012.JPG Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: May 24, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building. The program is two-hour adventure which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friends, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/basic-canoeing Date: May 24, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays.

Basic canoe programs are great for all skill levels. This program is for ages 8 and up.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 1:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55089b88de4c1.jpg Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-two-gentlemen-of-verona Date: May 24, 2015

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.

May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
July 17 - August 2: Romeo and Juliet
September 4 - 20: The Taming of the Shrew

All are free and open to the public. Performances occur on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 - 8:30p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-24 2015-05-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157900931d0.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/sunday-karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/24/sunday-karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: May 24, 2015

Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends this Memorial Day Weekend!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

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2015-05-24 2015-05-24 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: May 25, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-25 2015-05-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/resiliency-and-elements Date: May 25, 2015

The Lenape Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition featuring an amalgam of works by Staten Island artists and natural infrastructure projects implemented to make New York City more storm resilient and sustainable.

The opening reception will be held Thursday, April 16 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-25 2015-05-25 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Memorial Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/central-park-tour-memorial-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/central-park-tour-memorial-walk Date: May 25, 2015

Walk through Central Park and see how generations of New Yorkers have used the park as a place to remember their veterans. The route involves a few stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 degrees 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: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-05-25 2015-05-25 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7681, -73.9814 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5306638ca12c2.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/bryant-park-language-classes Date: May 25, 2015

Ciao! Ola! Konnichiwa! Hola!

Bryant Park speaks Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, and Spanish this summer with free classes from inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season.

If you find that registration for the class you'd like to take is full, take a chance and drop by! We have been able to accommodate walk-ins at some of our summer classes.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-25 2015-05-25 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5dcbae1f1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 25, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-25 2015-05-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Memorial Day in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/memorial-day-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/memorial-day-in-prospect-park Date: May 25, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance this Memorial Day for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center and Lefferts Historic House.

Nature Exploration, 12–4 pm
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Nature Play, 1–2 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists and begin to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity, and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • 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.
  • Nature on the Go!, 3–4 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project!
  • Animal Encounter, 4–4:30 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Potato Planting, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donatio
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Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House, and get a taste of what life was like on a Flatbush farm in spring. Join us in planting our annual potato crop, race against friends and family in organized potato sack races and take a tour of the Lefferts historic rooms.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-05-25 2015-05-25 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/summer-sports-experience Date: May 25, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-05-25 2015-05-25 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/summer-sports-experience1 Date: May 25, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-05-25 2015-05-25 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/summer-sports-experience2 Date: May 25, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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2015-05-25 2015-05-25 1:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[New Music in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/new-music-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/new-music-in-bryant-park Date: May 25, 2015

Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.

Performers to be announced soon. Check New Music in Bryant Park for more details.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-25 2015-05-25 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55158dc76ed01.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Burn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/25/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn Date: May 25, 2015

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-05-25 2015-05-25 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: May 26, 2015

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-05-26 2015-05-26 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/26/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/26/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 26, 2015

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

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

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-05-26 2015-05-26 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55145e35cc67f.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/26/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/26/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: May 26, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-05-26 2015-05-26 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhbition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/26/master-story-tellers-exhbition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/26/master-story-tellers-exhbition Date: May 26, 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 2015-05-26 2015-05-26 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551303695a60c.jpg Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/26/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/05/26/fitness-walk Date: May 26, 2015

Join this free fitness walking program along the beautiful Joe Michaels Mile, adjacent to Little Neck Bay.

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-05-26 2015-05-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST