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 20:27:43 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[Adaptive Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/adaptive-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/24/adaptive-dance Date: April 24, 2014

Body movement to dance music: reggae, hip hop, funk. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

Location: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-04-24 2014-04-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 25, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-25 2014-04-25 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Antique Garden Furniture Fair: Antiques for the Garden and the Garden Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/antique-garden-furniture-fair-antiques-for-the-garden-and-the-garden-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/antique-garden-furniture-fair-antiques-for-the-garden-and-the-garden-room Date: April 25, 2014

Long held as the country's most renowned stage for authentic garden antiques and rarities, the Antique Garden Furniture Fair returns to The New York Botanical Garden with an expansive collection of ornament, decorative art, and timeless furniture for the home and garden. More than 30 established exhibitors display centuries of classic design inspiration gathered from across the United States and Europe.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-25 2014-04-25 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/sit-aerobics Date: April 25, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-04-25 2014-04-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/adaptive-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/adaptive-fitness Date: April 25, 2014

Take this Recreation Center class to feel leaner and stronger! The program is specifically for people with disabilities or limited mobility.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Weight Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/adaptive-weight-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/adaptive-weight-training Date: April 25, 2014

Learn how to train muscle groups for competitive sports and recreational use. For individuals with disabilities. Please inquire at the front desk.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/adapted-aquatics2 Date: April 25, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/adapted-aquatics3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/adapted-aquatics3 Date: April 25, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/adapted-aquatics1 Date: April 25, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise. It helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/25/adapted-aquatics Date: April 25, 2014

Practice your swimming skills in this adaptive swim program for people with disabilities! To register, which is mandatory, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-04-25 2014-04-25 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 26, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Antique Garden Furniture Fair: Antiques for the Garden and the Garden Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/antique-garden-furniture-fair-antiques-for-the-garden-and-the-garden-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/antique-garden-furniture-fair-antiques-for-the-garden-and-the-garden-room Date: April 26, 2014

Long held as the country's most renowned stage for authentic garden antiques and rarities, the Antique Garden Furniture Fair returns to The New York Botanical Garden with an expansive collection of ornament, decorative art, and timeless furniture for the home and garden. More than 30 established exhibitors display centuries of classic design inspiration gathered from across the United States and Europe.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Shaking In Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/shaking-in-your-seat Date: April 26, 2014

This energizing, seated workout for adults and seniors invigorates and infuses new interest and enthusiasm in fitness. It uses exciting latin rhythms with easy to follow steps from cha-cha, mambo, merengue, salsa, bachata, flamenco, cumbia, old-school dances and even belly-dancing, making it fun, safe and healthy for all.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Pure Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/pure-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/pure-meditation Date: April 26, 2014

Relax in the calmness of a quiet mind. This is an open sitting meditation practice, with optional slow-walking meditation. Beginners welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0301

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen Date: April 26, 2014

Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) is a recreational program that provides one-on-one activities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities.

Children should enroll through NY Cares, and must be Recreation Center members. Please call the Recreation Center 54 at (212) 754-5411 for more information about how to enroll.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:00 pm 3:45 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/fitness-bootcamp Date: April 26, 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 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 27, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-27 2014-04-27 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Antique Garden Furniture Fair: Antiques for the Garden and the Garden Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/antique-garden-furniture-fair-antiques-for-the-garden-and-the-garden-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/antique-garden-furniture-fair-antiques-for-the-garden-and-the-garden-room Date: April 27, 2014

Long held as the country's most renowned stage for authentic garden antiques and rarities, the Antique Garden Furniture Fair returns to The New York Botanical Garden with an expansive collection of ornament, decorative art, and timeless furniture for the home and garden. More than 30 established exhibitors display centuries of classic design inspiration gathered from across the United States and Europe.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-27 2014-04-27 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Table Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/adaptive-table-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/27/adaptive-table-tennis Date: April 27, 2014

Make use of the center's table tennis tables! Join in this adaptive session for adults and seniors with disabilities.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-04-27 2014-04-27 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: April 28, 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 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 28, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-28 2014-04-28 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/chair-yoga Date: April 28, 2014

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: April 28, 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 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/monday-movement Date: April 28, 2014

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Senior Sit and Get Fit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/senior-sit-and-get-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/senior-sit-and-get-fit Date: April 28, 2014

Seniors, get low impact exercise in this aerobics class done seated. Persons with disabilties are welcome. Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/sit-aerobics Date: April 28, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance with minimal impact on joints. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:15 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2014-04-28 2014-04-28 11:15 am 12:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/adaptive-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/28/adaptive-swim Date: April 28, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-04-28 2014-04-28 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: April 29, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-04-29 2014-04-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 29, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-29 2014-04-29 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/adaptive-track-and-field Date: April 29, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Adaptive Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/adult-adaptive-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/adult-adaptive-sports Date: April 29, 2014

A selection of adaptive sports clinics. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/rock-your-seat Date: April 29, 2014

Experience the sound of music as you workout to the beat without leaving your seat. This class which takes place in a seated position will increase upper body range of motion, develop strength, and tone.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/29/wheelchair-basketball Date: April 29, 2014

Join the Brooklyn Nets wheelchair basketball team for a practice in the gymnasium!

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-04-29 2014-04-29 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: April 30, 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 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/weird-wild-wonderful Date: April 30, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-04-30 2014-04-30 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/sit-aerobics Date: April 30, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-04-30 2014-04-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: April 30, 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 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/adaptive-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/adaptive-chair-aerobics Date: April 30, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/30/wheelchair-basketball Date: April 30, 2014

Practice with the New York Rollin' Knicks! Improve your skills against some of the best. Beginner, intermediate and advanced players with disabilities are welcome.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-04-30 2014-04-30 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 1, 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 2014-05-01 2014-05-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 1, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-01 2014-05-01 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/adaptive-track-and-field Date: May 1, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-05-01 2014-05-01 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/chair-yoga Date: May 1, 2014

Get into yoga! This session of mindful, seated exercise will convince you of the benefits of this popular practice.

People with disabilities and who are able-bodied are welcome. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-05-01 2014-05-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: May 1, 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 2014-05-01 2014-05-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/rock-your-seat Date: May 1, 2014

Experience the sound of music as you workout to the beat without leaving your seat. This class which takes place in a seated position will increase upper body range of motion, develop strength, and tone.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-01 2014-05-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/adaptive-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/01/adaptive-dance Date: May 1, 2014

Body movement to dance music: reggae, hip hop, funk. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

Location: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-05-01 2014-05-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 2, 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 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 2, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-02 2014-05-02 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/sit-aerobics Date: May 2, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-05-02 2014-05-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adaptive-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adaptive-fitness Date: May 2, 2014

Take this Recreation Center class to feel leaner and stronger! The program is specifically for people with disabilities or limited mobility.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adapted-aquatics2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adapted-aquatics2 Date: May 2, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adapted-aquatics3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adapted-aquatics3 Date: May 2, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adapted-aquatics1 Date: May 2, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise. It helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Aquatics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/adapted-aquatics Date: May 2, 2014

Practice your swimming skills in this adaptive swim program for people with disabilities! To register, which is mandatory, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Yankee Peddler Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/yankee-peddler-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/yankee-peddler-day Date: May 3, 2014

Vendors will gather for a flea market, antiques crafts, and collectible sale. The Women’s Auxiliary will display theme baskets for all occasions, Mothers' Day gifts, fresh baked goods, candies, and more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 948-8724

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 3, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Wine Festival in the Native Plant Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/spring-wine-festival-in-the-native-plant-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/spring-wine-festival-in-the-native-plant-garden Date: May 3, 2014

During this oenophile's weekend, join New York Botanical Garden for a flight of palate-pleasing local wines from New York State vintners while experts on winemaking and viticulture invite you to join the conversation during presentations of their crafts. As you sip your wine, enjoy a tour of the Native Plant Garden given by an expert guide who will highlight the significance of the many plant species within. Live acoustic music and snacks for purchase round out a weekend fit for sommeliers and casual wine fans alike.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Shaking In Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/shaking-in-your-seat Date: May 3, 2014

This energizing, seated workout for adults and seniors invigorates and infuses new interest and enthusiasm in fitness. It uses exciting latin rhythms with easy to follow steps from cha-cha, mambo, merengue, salsa, bachata, flamenco, cumbia, old-school dances and even belly-dancing, making it fun, safe and healthy for all.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Pure Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/pure-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/pure-meditation Date: May 3, 2014

Relax in the calmness of a quiet mind. This is an open sitting meditation practice, with optional slow-walking meditation. Beginners welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0301

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/kids-enjoy-exercise-now-keen Date: May 3, 2014

Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) is a recreational program that provides one-on-one activities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities.

Children should enroll through NY Cares, and must be Recreation Center members. Please call the Recreation Center 54 at (212) 754-5411 for more information about how to enroll.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 1:00 pm 3:45 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/03/fitness-bootcamp Date: May 3, 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 2014-05-03 2014-05-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 4, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Wine Festival in the Native Plant Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/spring-wine-festival-in-the-native-plant-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/spring-wine-festival-in-the-native-plant-garden Date: May 4, 2014

During this oenophile's weekend, join New York Botanical Garden for a flight of palate-pleasing local wines from New York State vintners while experts on winemaking and viticulture invite you to join the conversation during presentations of their crafts. As you sip your wine, enjoy a tour of the Native Plant Garden given by an expert guide who will highlight the significance of the many plant species within. Live acoustic music and snacks for purchase round out a weekend fit for sommeliers and casual wine fans alike.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-04 2014-05-04 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Table Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/adaptive-table-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/adaptive-table-tennis Date: May 4, 2014

Make use of the center's table tennis tables! Join in this adaptive session for adults and seniors with disabilities.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 5, 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 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: May 5, 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 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 5, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-05 2014-05-05 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/chair-yoga Date: May 5, 2014

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: May 5, 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 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/monday-movement Date: May 5, 2014

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Senior Sit and Get Fit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/senior-sit-and-get-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/senior-sit-and-get-fit Date: May 5, 2014

Seniors, get low impact exercise in this aerobics class done seated. Persons with disabilties are welcome. Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/sit-aerobics Date: May 5, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance with minimal impact on joints. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:15 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2014-05-05 2014-05-05 11:15 am 12:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/adaptive-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/05/adaptive-swim Date: May 5, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-05-05 2014-05-05 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: May 6, 2014

Tuesdays through Sundays, May 6 to September 28 in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit in the Visitor & Administration Building is created largely from our own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-06 2014-05-06 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/fitness-walk Date: May 6, 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 2014-05-06 2014-05-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 6, 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 2014-05-06 2014-05-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: May 6, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-05-06 2014-05-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 6, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-06 2014-05-06 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/adaptive-track-and-field Date: May 6, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-05-06 2014-05-06 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Adaptive Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/adult-adaptive-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/adult-adaptive-sports Date: May 6, 2014

A selection of adaptive sports clinics. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-05-06 2014-05-06 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/rock-your-seat Date: May 6, 2014

Experience the sound of music as you workout to the beat without leaving your seat. This class which takes place in a seated position will increase upper body range of motion, develop strength, and tone.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-06 2014-05-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/06/wheelchair-basketball Date: May 6, 2014

Join the Brooklyn Nets wheelchair basketball team for a practice in the gymnasium!

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-06 2014-05-06 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: May 7, 2014

Tuesdays through Sundays, May 6 to September 28 in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit in the Visitor & Administration Building is created largely from our own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-07 2014-05-07 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 7, 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 2014-05-07 2014-05-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: May 7, 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 2014-05-07 2014-05-07 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 7, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-07 2014-05-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/sit-aerobics Date: May 7, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-05-07 2014-05-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: May 7, 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 2014-05-07 2014-05-07 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/adaptive-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/adaptive-chair-aerobics Date: May 7, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints.

Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-05-07 2014-05-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/07/wheelchair-basketball Date: May 7, 2014

Practice with the New York Rollin' Knicks! Improve your skills against some of the best. Beginner, intermediate and advanced players with disabilities are welcome.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-05-07 2014-05-07 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: May 8, 2014

Tuesdays through Sundays, May 6 to September 28 in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit in the Visitor & Administration Building is created largely from our own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-08 2014-05-08 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/fitness-walk Date: May 8, 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 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 8, 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 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 8, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-08 2014-05-08 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/adaptive-track-and-field Date: May 8, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/chair-yoga Date: May 8, 2014

Get into yoga! This session of mindful, seated exercise will convince you of the benefits of this popular practice.

People with disabilities and who are able-bodied are welcome. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: May 8, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/rock-your-seat Date: May 8, 2014

Experience the sound of music as you workout to the beat without leaving your seat. This class which takes place in a seated position will increase upper body range of motion, develop strength, and tone.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/adaptive-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/08/adaptive-dance Date: May 8, 2014

Body movement to dance music: reggae, hip hop, funk. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

Location: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-05-08 2014-05-08 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8242, -73.9425 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/09/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: May 9, 2014

Tuesdays through Sundays, May 6 to September 28 in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit in the Visitor & Administration Building is created largely from our own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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