NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:10:46 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[Bronx Week at Bartow-Pell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/bronx-week-at-bartowpell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/bronx-week-at-bartowpell Date: May 14, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-14 2014-05-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Teaching in the Spring Kitchen and Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/teaching-in-the-spring-kitchen-and-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/teaching-in-the-spring-kitchen-and-garden Date: May 14, 2014

Learn some Edible Schoolyard NYC lessons and teaching techniques for the garden and kitchen in spring.

You must RSVP as space is limited.

Grow to Learn registered schools only may request soil, compost, and lumber for Fall delivery.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: PS 216

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2014-05-14 2014-05-14 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5903, -73.9698 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/dancing-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/dancing-in-bryant-park Date: May 14, 2014

A social dance party after work, featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. Salsa, swing, tango, and much more! From novices to experts, all are welcome.

Lessons are from 6:00pm - 7:00 p.m., followed by dancing to live music 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-14 2014-05-14 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: May 14, 2014

A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-14 2014-05-14 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/14/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: May 14, 2014

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

Yoga - Relax and Stretch is an open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-14 2014-05-14 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 15, 2014

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center. Open to all ages and experience levels.

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 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 15, 2014

Walking is an excellent way to stay fit and enjoy the scenes of the city.

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-05-15 2014-05-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7831dc747.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-05-15 2014-05-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6e23b6354.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

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

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78aba2a4c.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d76499ca57.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8485, -73.8199 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d787974f5b.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/fitness-walk Date: May 15, 2014

Join other adults in a weekly fitness walking program that starts at the western end of Joe Michaels Mile (near the front of Fort Totten). No registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: May 15, 2014

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

Stretch, Tone and Balance is a moderate, heart-pumping workout that strengthens and lengthens muscles and improves imbalance.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-05-15 2014-05-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d798f8788b.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-05-15 2014-05-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7b33aef25.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: W. 207 St. & Seaman Ave. (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.869, -73.9224 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d79c993d9b.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: May 15, 2014

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 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: John Jay Park

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M045 John Jay Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7692, -73.9495 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78f2979a4.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/bryant-park-games Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Courts (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6082, -73.935 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7a740b326.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/conversational-english Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/blooming-naturalists Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/learn-to-draw Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/nature-on-the-go Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/animal-encounter Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/garden-crew1 Date: May 15, 2014

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

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/bryant-park-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/bryant-park-birding-tours Date: May 15, 2014

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft Coffee Kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7547, -73.9841 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Lecture with Neil Duncan, Collections Manager, Mammalogy, AMNH]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/lecture-with-neil-duncan-collections-manager-mammalogy-amnh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/lecture-with-neil-duncan-collections-manager-mammalogy-amnh Date: May 15, 2014

Join NYC Parks for a lecture with Neil Duncan, Collections Manager, Mammalogy and Vertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History as part of the exhibition Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall, on view in the Arsenal Gallery.

The event is free but seating is limited. RSVP to artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535186f1be8f2.jpeg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: May 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/bryant-park-shakespeare-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/15/bryant-park-shakespeare-hamlet Date: May 15, 2014

There's something rotten in the park and it's definitley not the trash cans. Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with his greatest play, produced by the irreverent and addictive summer troupe that creates LES' Shakespeare in the Parking Lot.

Presented by The Drilling Company. Directed by Hamilton Clancy.

Runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, May 15 - May 31. Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-15 2014-05-15 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 16, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/english-reading-for-adults Date: May 16, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/bryant-park-games Date: May 16, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 16, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 16, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 16, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: May 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 16, 2014

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063c99b6a83.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/bryant-park-fencing Date: May 16, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/blooming-naturalists Date: May 16, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 16, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79, -73.9619 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7ba922a4e.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: May 16, 2014

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/nature-on-the-go Date: May 16, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/seasonal-crafts Date: May 16, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/animal-encounter Date: May 16, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: May 16, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/bryant-park-shakespeare-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/bryant-park-shakespeare-hamlet Date: May 16, 2014

There's something rotten in the park and it's definitley not the trash cans. Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with his greatest play, produced by the irreverent and addictive summer troupe that creates LES' Shakespeare in the Parking Lot.

Presented by The Drilling Company. Directed by Hamilton Clancy.

Runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, May 15 - May 31. Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/16/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: May 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-16 2014-05-16 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 17, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bird-walk Date: May 17, 2014

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

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

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: May 17, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet Your Neighbor Breakfast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/meet-your-neighbor-breakfast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/meet-your-neighbor-breakfast Date: May 17, 2014

Meet your neighbor is a time to meet new and old friends while sitting down and having breakfast.

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 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Planting Event at Jones Woods Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/milliontreesnyc-planting-event-at-jones-woods-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/milliontreesnyc-planting-event-at-jones-woods-park Date: May 17, 2014

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

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

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

We invite you to join us this spring to plant trees at Jones Woods Park in Staten Island!

Registration is required

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Franklin Avenue and Arnold Street (in Jones Woods Park)

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R048 Jones Woods Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6385, -74.0908 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/esl-class Date: May 17, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: May 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 17, 2014

Learn the basics of fly fishing - no water needed!

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 827-0698

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: George U. Harvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/learn-to-ride-george-u-harvey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/learn-to-ride-george-u-harvey-park Date: May 17, 2014

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

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

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: George U. Harvey Park Hockey Rink

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2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7818, -73.8246 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Centennial Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/centennial-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/centennial-plant-sale Date: May 17, 2014

Let your garden be inspired by ours! Unusual annuals, perennials, herbs, and roses for sale, plus demos on edible gardening, potting plants, and a book signing of The Little Green Book of Gardening Wisdom. Rain date: Sunday, May 18.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: May 17, 2014

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

Materials required:

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: May 17, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Kids Fest 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/spring-kids-fest-20141 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/spring-kids-fest-20141 Date: May 17, 2014

Spring Kids Fest is our favorite way to kick off a fresh season of free and fun programming in 2014! Join us in Madison Square Park with our friends at Time Out New York Kids on Saturday, May 17th from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for Spring Kids Fest. Free fun indeed! Everything is free for your little ones from snacks, live shows, arts and crafts, games, face painting, storytelling and so much more.

The main stage presents shakin’ performances by Mil’s Trills (1:00 p.m.), Story Pirates (12:00 p.m.) and Field Station: Dinosaurs (11:00 a.m.). In the northern reflecting pool Songs for Seeds will be jammin’ out at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Imagine the park transformed into a kiddie wonderland– that’s Spring Kids Fest. It’s a wonderful time of year and we invite you and your families to Madison Square Park. Make sure to sign up for Madison Square Park Conservancy e-newsletters on our homepage for upcoming sneak peaks of the fest.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:30 am 1:30 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/knitcrochet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/knitcrochet-intermediate-group Date: May 17, 2014

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

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

Must be able to read and follow patterns.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: May 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bryant-park-games Date: May 17, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 17, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 17, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: I.S. 2 George L. Egbert Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/learn-to-ride-is-2-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/learn-to-ride-is-2-playground Date: May 17, 2014

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

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

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: I.S. 2 George L. Egbert Playground

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2014-05-17 2014-05-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5773, -74.1011 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Morningside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/learn-to-ride-morningside-park-at-112th-st-manhattan-ave http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/learn-to-ride-morningside-park-at-112th-st-manhattan-ave Date: May 17, 2014

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

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

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 112th Street and Manhattan Avenue (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8024, -73.9587 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 17, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Registration required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 7.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 11:00 am 40.8586, -73.8027 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/freshwater-fishing Date: May 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 11:00 am 40.619, -74.1061 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 17, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 17, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: Reading with Rufus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/handson-history-reading-with-rufus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/handson-history-reading-with-rufus Date: May 17, 2014

Rufus King loved to read and owned over 3,500 books! Take a tour of the museum to see his library. Create your own book and decorate it using paper marbleizing, which was very popular in the 19th century.

Families with children of all ages are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fe3c0293b2.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9659 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 17, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Week at Bartow-Pell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bronx-week-at-bartowpell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bronx-week-at-bartowpell Date: May 17, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: May 17, 2014

Explore Central Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. This route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: May 17, 2014

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Read Aloud Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/read-aloud-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/read-aloud-day Date: May 17, 2014

Come to Lefferts Historic House for a book give away sponsored by the Brooklyn Reading Council. Dedicated to childhood literacy and reading for enjoyment, the Brooklyn Reading Council invites elementary-aged children to browse their collection and choose one favorite book to take home.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d563fbd023.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Gardening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/family-gardening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/family-gardening Date: May 17, 2014

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. What do plants need to grow? Participants will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty and learn the basics of gardening with activities such as planting, watering, weeding, and composting.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/fitness-bootcamp Date: May 17, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance and Fitness Infusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion Date: May 17, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: May 17, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bryant-park-shakespeare-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/bryant-park-shakespeare-hamlet Date: May 17, 2014

There's something rotten in the park and it's definitley not the trash cans. Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with his greatest play, produced by the irreverent and addictive summer troupe that creates LES' Shakespeare in the Parking Lot.

Presented by The Drilling Company. Directed by Hamilton Clancy.

Runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, May 15 - May 31. Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Sculptures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-sculptures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-sculptures Date: May 17, 2014

Muna Tseng Dance Projects’ newly commissioned choreography engages with Chuck Ginnever’s monumental steel sculptures, Medusa and High Rise, overlooking the Hudson River, its metal ice breakers, and the George Washington Bridge. Performances co-sponsored by NYC Parks and the Cynthia-Reeves Gallery in association with Gayle Maxon.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 145th and the Hudson River (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8275, -73.9535 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 18, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:10:47 EDT