NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:33:56 GMT <![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark Date: February 11, 2016

Please join us for a landscape painting workshop using watercolor, inks, and charcoal. The workshop will be led by artist/illustrator Georgie Flores, a Puerto Rican born artist with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Design from Pratt Institute. At the age of twelve, he began working as an assistant muralist and sign builder, and by 17 he was an established muralist in Puerto Rico. An artist educator since 2000 and painter since 1990, Flores’ most recent work revolves around his subway commute to and from Brooklyn to the Queens Museum of Art, where he currently works as an artist educator.

Please RSVP to cultureartsfun@parks.nyc.gov. RSVPs are recommended, but not required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 276-8686

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2016-02-11 2016-02-11 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa70ce0b7a9.JPG Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Art Workshop Begins: The Cool Palette]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/art-workshop-begins-the-cool-palette http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/11/art-workshop-begins-the-cool-palette Date: February 11, 2016

Using a palette of muted colors, capture the seasonal light and simple serenity of the landscape with artist Rachael Wren. Working with acrylic paint and collage, focus on harnessing these subtle hues to create effective compositions. Weekly demonstrations, individual guidance and group discussions encourage students to make new discoveries in the landscape, as well as in their own work. Limited supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-11 2016-02-11 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565e074f26a47.jpg Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Preview Screening of The Black Panthers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/12/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-the-black-panthers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/12/arts-culture-fun-preview-screening-of-the-black-panthers Date: February 12, 2016

Presented by Indie Lens Pop Up and WNET.

Join us for a preview screening of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution by Stanley Nelson before it airs on PBS on February 16, 2016.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Brittany Williams, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, and former Black Panthers Sadiki "Bro. Shep" Ojore Olugbala, James "Tarik" Haskins; and BJ (William M. Johnson).

A new revolutionary culture emerged in the turbulent 1960s, and the Black Panther Party was at the vanguard. Weaving together a treasure trove of rare footage with the voices of a diverse group of people who were there, Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement that feels timely all over again.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can't attend in person? Visit Independent Lens on Facebook for information on our online Pop-Up events.

The event is free but please RSVP at http://stmarysblackpanthers.eventbrite.com to reserve your seat.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-02-12 2016-02-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567ae8f0964c1.jpg Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Fall in Love with Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/fall-in-love-with-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/fall-in-love-with-fitness Date: February 13, 2016

Come out and join us for a fun filled day of fitness classes. Our fitness room will be open access for today only during the event hours. The schedule of fitness activities will be as follows:

  • Chair Aerobics - 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Dance Fitness - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cardio Blast Fitness - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m
  • Dance & Sculpt - 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Yoga - 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 4:30 pm

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 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 9:30 am 4:30 pm 40.84690093994140600, -73.93990325927734000 Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/tai-chi-chuan Date: February 13, 2016

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi Chuan is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts, and promotes awareness of their health benefits.

Students split into groups according to their level of expertise, exploring movements at their own pace, whether as beginners or more advanced students of Tai Chi.

Classes are held indoors November through April.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10c9753a5a.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Herb Smith Art Exhibit: The Birds of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/herb-smith-art-exhibit-the-birds-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/herb-smith-art-exhibit-the-birds-of-richmond-county Date: February 13, 2016

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: The Birds of Richmond County. Artist Herb Smith’s interest in painting wildlife, especially birds, goes back to his youth. His ability and technique to capture the structural differences, colors and unique traits of birds by layering oil paint brings a satisfying depth to his work. Paying homage to masters of the Dutch Renaissance Age such as Van Eyck, Van Der Wyden, Rembrandt and Vermeer, his realistic approach creates an accurate quality that tantalizes the viewer’s perception in a way that is true to life.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. The exhibit runs through 2-29-16.

Lenape Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: Herb Smith - White Throated Sparrow 16” x 12” oil on panel

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/568408f2e228d.jpg Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Open Studios]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/winter-workspace-open-studios http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/winter-workspace-open-studios Date: February 13, 2016

This winter, Glyndor Gallery is transformed again into studio spaces for artists to develop new work and offer opportunities for public interaction in the context of the garden. Individual artists share their studio practice with the public on this open studio day. This year’s artists are Dennis Redmoon Darkeem, Ira Eduardovna, Gwen Fabricant, Zachari Logan, Ezra Wube and Sarah Zapata.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa5d5d86577.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Birding at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/winter-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/winter-birding Date: February 14, 2016

The Hudson River valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species, even during the winter months. Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow to observe birds in their winter habitats.

Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels. For weather-related updates call (718) 549-3200 x245 by 8:00 a.m. the day of the walk.

Free with admission to the grounds. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.)

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa5ee3b0e25.jpg Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/hatha-yoga Date: February 14, 2016

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to your mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Blissdirector Neem Dewji, and are held indoors November through April. All levels welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10d87ec88b.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/meditation Date: February 14, 2016

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session, led byYoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations. Sessions are held indoors November through March. All levels welcome.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10e5235420.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/family-nature-walk Date: February 14, 2016

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Ages six and older are welcome with an adult.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa5f2a2ffa6.jpg Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 14, 2016

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10f68d2217.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: February 15, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the Park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. Tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564242ad5ee65.jpg Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: February 18, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the Park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. Tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564242ad5ee65.jpg Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/tai-chi-chuan Date: February 20, 2016

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi Chuan is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts, and promotes awareness of their health benefits. Students split into groups according to their level of expertise, exploring movements at their own pace, whether as beginners or more advanced students of Tai Chi. Classes are held indoors November through April.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10c9753a5a.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Herb Smith Art Exhibit: The Birds of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/herb-smith-art-exhibit-the-birds-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/herb-smith-art-exhibit-the-birds-of-richmond-county Date: February 20, 2016

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: The Birds of Richmond County. Artist Herb Smith’s interest in painting wildlife, especially birds, goes back to his youth. His ability and technique to capture the structural differences, colors and unique traits of birds by layering oil paint brings a satisfying depth to his work. Paying homage to masters of the Dutch Renaissance Age such as Van Eyck, Van Der Wyden, Rembrandt and Vermeer, his realistic approach creates an accurate quality that tantalizes the viewer’s perception in a way that is true to life.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. The exhibit runs through 2-29-16.

Lenape Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: Herb Smith - White Throated Sparrow 16” x 12” oil on panel

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/568408f2e228d.jpg Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/hatha-yoga Date: February 21, 2016

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to your mind, body, and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Blissdirector Neem Dewji, and are held indoors November through April.

All levels welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10d87ec88b.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Wire the Wise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/wire-the-wise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/wire-the-wise Date: February 21, 2016

Get one-on-one help with technology and connect with young professionals at this social and educational event!

Bring your own device or try something new!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-255-3066

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa67aea31b6.jpg Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/meditation Date: February 21, 2016

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session, led byYoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations. Sessions are held indoors November through March.

All levels welcome.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10e5235420.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 21, 2016

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10f89dc0e2.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Concert: REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/concert-rebel-ensemble-for-baroque-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/concert-rebel-ensemble-for-baroque-music Date: February 21, 2016

REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music presents an elegant and energized program of works for harpsichord and strings by Bach, Vivaldi, and Telemann.

Described as “sophisticated and beguiling” (The New York Times), the ensemble originated in the Netherlands and now tours nationally and internationally from its home base in New York. It is well known for its longtime residencies at Trinity Church and with National Public Radio.

The performance lasts approximately one hour.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa62c858147.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/tai-chi-chuan Date: February 27, 2016

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi Chuan is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts, and promotes awareness of their health benefits. Students split into groups according to their level of expertise, exploring movements at their own pace, whether as beginners or more advanced students of Tai Chi. Classes are held indoors November through April.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10c9753a5a.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Herb Smith Art Exhibit: The Birds of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/herb-smith-art-exhibit-the-birds-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/herb-smith-art-exhibit-the-birds-of-richmond-county Date: February 27, 2016

NYC Parks is pleased to present the exhibition: The Birds of Richmond County. Artist Herb Smith’s interest in painting wildlife, especially birds, goes back to his youth. His ability and technique to capture the structural differences, colors and unique traits of birds by layering oil paint brings a satisfying depth to his work. Paying homage to masters of the Dutch Renaissance Age such as Van Eyck, Van Der Wyden, Rembrandt and Vermeer, his realistic approach creates an accurate quality that tantalizes the viewer’s perception in a way that is true to life.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. The exhibit runs through 2-29-16.

Lenape Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: Herb Smith - White Throated Sparrow 16” x 12” oil on panel

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/568408f2e228d.jpg Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: February 27, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the Park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. Tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564242ad5ee65.jpg Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/hatha-yoga Date: February 28, 2016

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to your mind, body, and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Blissdirector Neem Dewji, and are held indoors November through April. All levels welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10d87ec88b.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/meditation Date: February 28, 2016

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session, led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations. Sessions are held indoors November through March. All levels welcome.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10e5235420.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Lecture: Walking on WaterThe Past and Future of the Old Croton Aqueduct]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lecture-walking-on-waterthe-past-and-future-of-the-old-croton-aqueduct http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lecture-walking-on-waterthe-past-and-future-of-the-old-croton-aqueduct Date: February 28, 2016

Join Tom Tarnowsky and Mavis Cain of the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct for this talk about the fascinating history of the 41-mile aqueduct that quenched the thirst of an expanding urban population and saved the city from fires, disease and nasty smells. Completed in 1842, the aqueduct was an engineering marvel that carried fresh water from Westchester County to New York City.

The scenic walking path above the underground aqueduct, now a National Landmark, winds through villages, woodlands, urban areas, and over the newly-restored High Bridge on its journey to Manhattan.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa63d84ccfc.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 28, 2016

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10effd3556.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/17/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark1 Date: March 17, 2016

Please join us for a landscape painting workshop using watercolor, inks, and charcoal. The workshop will be led by artist/illustrator Georgie Flores, a Puerto Rican born artist with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Design from Pratt Institute. At the age of twelve, he began working as an assistant muralist and sign builder, and by 17 he was an established muralist in Puerto Rico. Flores’ most recent work revolves around his subway commute to and from Brooklyn to the Queens Museum of Art, where he currently works as an Artist Educator.

Please RSVP to cultureartsfun@parks.nyc.gov. RSVPs are recommended, but not required.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 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 2016-03-17 2016-03-17 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b3ca15607ef.jpg Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Senior Olympics Prep Meet-Up Clinics: Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/01/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/01/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-track-and-field Date: April 1, 2016

NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Olympics!

Brooklyn's Senior Olympics takes place May 11-14 at St. John's Recreation Center. Recreation Center members age 50+ must register with a Brooklyn Recreation Center to compete.

Competitions include: Bowling, Tennis, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Shuffle Board and Table Games. A Torch Relay will stop at all the Brooklyn Recreation Centers, beginning May 10 and ending at the opening ceremony for the Senior Olympics on May 11.

To prepare for the Senior Olympics, Recreation Center members are invited to clinics like these from October to April. Each month, a different sport will be covered in these weekly clinics. The first week of each month is open to the public.

The Senior Olympics is sponsored by New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton. Pre-registration is required. To find out more, please call St. John's Recreation Center at (718) 771-2787.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-04-01 2016-04-01 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5627a574ea8dc.jpg Wed, 21 Oct 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Senior Olympics Prep Meet-Up Clinics: Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/08/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-track-and-field Date: April 8, 2016

NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Olympics!

Brooklyn's Senior Olympics takes place May 11-14 at St. John's Recreation Center. Recreation Center members age 50+ must register with a Brooklyn Recreation Center to compete.

Competitions include: Bowling, Tennis, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Shuffle Board and Table Games. A Torch Relay will stop at all the Brooklyn Recreation Centers, beginning May 10 and ending at the opening ceremony for the Senior Olympics on May 11.

To prepare for the Senior Olympics, Recreation Center members are invited to clinics like these from October to April. Each month, a different sport will be covered in these weekly clinics. The first week of each month is open to the public.

The Senior Olympics is sponsored by New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton. Pre-registration is required. To find out more, please call St. John's Recreation Center at (718) 771-2787.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-04-08 2016-04-08 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5627a574ea8dc.jpg Wed, 21 Oct 2015 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Senior Olympics Prep Meet-Up Clinics: Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/15/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-track-and-field Date: April 15, 2016

NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Olympics!

Brooklyn's Senior Olympics takes place May 11-14 at St. John's Recreation Center. Recreation Center members age 50+ must register with a Brooklyn Recreation Center to compete.

Competitions include: Bowling, Tennis, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Shuffle Board and Table Games. A Torch Relay will stop at all the Brooklyn Recreation Centers, beginning May 10 and ending at the opening ceremony for the Senior Olympics on May 11.

To prepare for the Senior Olympics, Recreation Center members are invited to clinics like these from October to April. Each month, a different sport will be covered in these weekly clinics. The first week of each month is open to the public.

The Senior Olympics is sponsored by New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton. Pre-registration is required. To find out more, please call St. John's Recreation Center at (718) 771-2787.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-04-15 2016-04-15 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5627a574ea8dc.jpg Wed, 21 Oct 2015 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Senior Olympics Prep Meet-Up Clinics: Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/22/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/22/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-track-and-field Date: April 22, 2016

NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Olympics!

Brooklyn's Senior Olympics takes place May 11-14 at St. John's Recreation Center. Recreation Center members age 50+ must register with a Brooklyn Recreation Center to compete.

Competitions include: Bowling, Tennis, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Shuffle Board and Table Games. A Torch Relay will stop at all the Brooklyn Recreation Centers, beginning May 10 and ending at the opening ceremony for the Senior Olympics on May 11.

To prepare for the Senior Olympics, Recreation Center members are invited to clinics like these from October to April. Each month, a different sport will be covered in these weekly clinics. The first week of each month is open to the public.

The Senior Olympics is sponsored by New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton. Pre-registration is required. To find out more, please call St. John's Recreation Center at (718) 771-2787.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-04-22 2016-04-22 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5627a574ea8dc.jpg Wed, 21 Oct 2015 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Senior Olympics Prep Meet-Up Clinics: Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/29/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/29/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-track-and-field Date: April 29, 2016

NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Olympics!

Brooklyn's Senior Olympics takes place May 11-14 at St. John's Recreation Center. Recreation Center members age 50+ must register with a Brooklyn Recreation Center to compete.

Competitions include: Bowling, Tennis, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Shuffle Board and Table Games. A Torch Relay will stop at all the Brooklyn Recreation Centers, beginning May 10 and ending at the opening ceremony for the Senior Olympics on May 11.

To prepare for the Senior Olympics, Recreation Center members are invited to clinics like these from October to April. Each month, a different sport will be covered in these weekly clinics. The first week of each month is open to the public.

The Senior Olympics is sponsored by New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton. Pre-registration is required. To find out more, please call St. John's Recreation Center at (718) 771-2787.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-04-29 2016-04-29 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5627a574ea8dc.jpg Wed, 21 Oct 2015 12:00:03 EDT