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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:10:47 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[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: May 21, 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: Soundview Park

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6ba07e982.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: May 21, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

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 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: May 21, 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: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d3522e94.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: May 21, 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: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d95b3814.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: May 21, 2014

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to improve your cardiovascular health.

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 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 21, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: May 21, 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 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/21/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: May 21, 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 2014-05-21 2014-05-21 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Positive Reinforcement Dog Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/summer-on-the-hudson-positive-reinforcement-dog-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/summer-on-the-hudson-positive-reinforcement-dog-training Date: May 22, 2014

Jay Andors (KPA-CTP) of NY Clicker Training and Lauren Wojcik (KPA-CTP) of Lauren’s Leash lead a six-week training seminar that will give you foundation skills for a lifetime of good dog behavior. For the first session leave your dog at home. Pre-registration and NYC dog license required – call (212) 408-0219.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 408-0219

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: May 22, 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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2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7831dc747.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 22, 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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2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6e23b6354.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78aba2a4c.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d76499ca57.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8485, -73.8199 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d787974f5b.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/fitness-walk Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Garlic Mustard Pull]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/alley-pond-park-garlic-mustard-pull http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/alley-pond-park-garlic-mustard-pull Date: May 22, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Alley Pond Park to help remove Garlic Mustard from the forest. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest.

Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis Date: May 22, 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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2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d798f8788b.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: May 22, 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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2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7b33aef25.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.869, -73.9224 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d79c993d9b.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7692, -73.9495 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78f2979a4.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: May 22, 2014

Songs for seeds is a rockin’ music class that encourages kids to dance, play, and sing along with a live band.

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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6082, -73.935 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7a740b326.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/conversational-english Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/blooming-naturalists Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/learn-to-draw Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/nature-on-the-go Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/animal-encounter Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/garden-crew1 Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: May 22, 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 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Seton Falls Garlic Mustard Pull]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/seton-falls-garlic-mustard-pull http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/seton-falls-garlic-mustard-pull Date: May 23, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Seton Falls to help remove garlic mustard from the forest. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty.

Please meet your NAV Technical leader at Crawford Avenue and Palmer Avenue. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Crawford Avenue and Palmer Avenue (in Seton Falls Park)

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X046 Seton Falls Park 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8851, -73.8386 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/english-reading-for-adults Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528134f69ac11.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/blooming-naturalists Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79, -73.9619 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7ba922a4e.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/nature-on-the-go Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/seasonal-crafts Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/animal-encounter Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/23/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: May 23, 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 2014-05-23 2014-05-23 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks by Daniel Hauben]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/urban-oasis-30-years-painting-bronx-parks-daniel-hauben Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bird-walk Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/esl-class Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Nature Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-nature-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-nature-walks Date: May 24, 2014

Join Leslie Day, naturalist and author of Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City, and Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City, (Johns Hopkins University Press) for a nature walk.

Learn about the trees, plants and bird life of Riverside Park.

The walk will explore the trees and birds along the river to the gardens.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: West 79th Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.7851, -73.9827 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/learn-to-ride Date: May 24, 2014

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

This class teaches 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: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Southwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8867, -73.8983 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting & Crocheting for Intermediate and Advanced Levels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/knitcrochet-intermediate-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/knitcrochet-intermediate-group Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/basic-canoeing Date: May 24, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. 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. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can progress from a novice to an expert in one just one summer!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6236, -74.1183 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9659 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: May 24, 2014

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods. The route is easy to negotiate, 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: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Build a Bird Feeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/build-a-bird-feeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/build-a-bird-feeder Date: May 24, 2014

We 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. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Enjoy learning about our avian neighbors and create a bird feeder to take home. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The World's Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair Date: May 24, 2014

Flushing Meadows Corona Park was host to two twentieth century World's Fairs. Relive the stories of the past as you enjoy the views from Queen's largest park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 1:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/fitness-bootcamp Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Wilderness Survival Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/wilderness-survival-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/wilderness-survival-workshop Date: May 24, 2014

This spring we are featuring some of our RangersS favorite Weekend Adventure experiences.

In this extended workshop, learn from expert Rangers and test your survival skills as you learn to make fire, build shelter, purify water, and much more.

Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 14th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 1:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance and Fitness Infusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitness-infusion Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Sculptures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-sculptures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-sculptures Date: May 24, 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 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8275, -73.9535 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/nocturnal-wildlife Date: May 24, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. As the sun sets, your Ranger will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in Central Park. Enjoy learning about the nocturnal animals that bring the park to life at night.

Registration required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 14.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 8:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 25, 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 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 25, 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. We offer birding programs throughout the year. 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 14.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Park

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 9:00 am 40.5828, -74.1241 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Birding Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/freshkills-park-birding-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/freshkills-park-birding-hike-moderate Date: May 25, 2014

Join us as we search for the birds of Freshkills Park along the site's wetlands, creeks and meadows. Naturalists from the Staten Island Museum will be on hand to talk about habitats, and guide us in identifying the animals that appear on the site. This is a perfect trip to learn a little more about Freshkills Park, and a lot more about our natural ecology and animal residents! The tour will get you stretching your legs as we search the landscape for the wildlife which is returning to Staten Island. This event is free, but space is limited, please sign up for this tour on the Freshkills Park Events Page. Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov with questions.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). This moderate hike includes elevations with gravel and dirt terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water, sunscreen, bugspray, and a light snack.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Eltingville Transit Center (in Freshkills Park)

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R017 Freshkills Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5594, -74.171 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/forest-crew Date: May 25, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/smorgasburg Date: May 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Revolutionary New York: Battle of Pell's Point]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/revolutionary-new-york-battle-of-pells-point http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/revolutionary-new-york-battle-of-pells-point Date: May 25, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Revolutionary New York programs are walking tours focusing on the history of New York during the pre- and post-Colonial Period. The Battle of Pell’s Point occurred on October 18, 1776, today it is commemorated at Glover’s Rock.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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2014-05-25 2014-05-25 11:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Park Ranger History Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/urban-park-ranger-history-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/urban-park-ranger-history-hike Date: May 25, 2014

Learn about Revolutionary New York and the Battle of Pell’s Point on this fascinating hike of the area with an Urban Park Ranger.

Comfortable shoes or boots, water, and a light snack recommended.

Registration requested.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 11:00 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 25, 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 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9659 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: May 25, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 25, 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 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063c99b6a83.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/basic-canoing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/basic-canoing Date: May 25, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. 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. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can progress from a novice to an expert in one just one summer!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 1:00 pm 40.7602, -73.7581 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Memorial Weekend Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/memorial-weekend-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/memorial-weekend-concert Date: May 25, 2014

Hear the Bronx Arts Ensemble’s annual treat.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 2:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot Date: May 25, 2014

Musical Directions brings you Sweet Spot, a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures, and music lovers of all ages, featuring reggae, soulful house, disco, and Afro-Beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-05-25 2014-05-25 2:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f492619f71.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 26, 2014

Keep active by joining a yoga class!

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking Date: May 26, 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 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d653971bd7.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: May 26, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d69833d1e1.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 26, 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 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6b267ba59.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 26, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Soundview Park

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d67f7c8244.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: May 26, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 26, 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: 12:00 pm

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 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: May 26, 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: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 26, 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: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9241 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6cde80d16.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: May 26, 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: Soundview Park

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6ba07e982.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: May 26, 2014

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

Aerobics class is a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: May 26, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

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 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: May 26, 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: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d3522e94.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: May 26, 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: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d95b3814.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Memorial Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/blooming-naturalists Date: May 26, 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: 12:00 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 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Memorial Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/central-park-tour-memorial-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/central-park-tour-memorial-walk Date: May 26, 2014

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 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: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7681, -73.9814 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5306638ca12c2.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:10:47 EDT