NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:38:51 GMT <![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: April 28, 2017

Visit Poe Park Visitor Center for our new exhibit City Birds by Elana Amity. The exhibit will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Tuedays through Saturdays from March 4 through March 29. There will be an opening reception with a Q&A session on Saturday, March 11.

About City Birds
Raised in the Bronx, Elana Amity visited Poe Park numerous times. As a young child she roamed in and around the cottage, and as a teenager she and her friends danced while a band played in the gazebo. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" was brought to life by her father who loved reciting poetry. Ironically, Poe completed his final revision of "The Raven" while living on 85 Amity Street, now West Third Street, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Amity’s current work includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills. Her birch bark paintings reflect images and textures found in natural settings. Her illustrated poems include the works of Wallace Steven, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Wilfred Owen.

Artist Bio
New York City artist, Elana Amity, began her career as a teacher and freelance illustrator. She served on the board of the Society of Illustrators for many years. In 1984 she joined the faculty of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2010 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments oflife in cities, nature and beyond. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces at home and abroad.

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 18: Artist Tour and Workshop
  • March 25: Elana Amity Book Presentation: The Raven
  • Angel Hernandez from The Bronx County Historical Society Lecture: Poe and The Raven

Admission to the related events, including the opening reception, is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Cardinal with Sparrows, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas - www.elanaamity.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-28 2017-04-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 28, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's 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 (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-28 2017-04-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Multimedia Arts: Decoupage Bottle Art Napkins]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/multimedia-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/28/multimedia-arts Date: April 28, 2017

Decorate bottles using party napkins. Bring your own clean bottles and your favorite party napkins. This program is offered to adults.

Multimedia Arts Program Schedule
April: Decoupage Bottle Art Napkins
May: Vintage Bottles
June: Trinket Boxes

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-28 2017-04-28 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: April 29, 2017

This class features a low-impact cardio workout, followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

This instructor is part of the NYC Parks' Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: April 29, 2017

Visit Poe Park Visitor Center for our new exhibit City Birds by Elana Amity. The exhibit will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Tuedays through Saturdays from March 4 through March 29. There will be an opening reception with a Q&A session on Saturday, March 11.

About City Birds
Raised in the Bronx, Elana Amity visited Poe Park numerous times. As a young child she roamed in and around the cottage, and as a teenager she and her friends danced while a band played in the gazebo. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" was brought to life by her father who loved reciting poetry. Ironically, Poe completed his final revision of "The Raven" while living on 85 Amity Street, now West Third Street, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Amity’s current work includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills. Her birch bark paintings reflect images and textures found in natural settings. Her illustrated poems include the works of Wallace Steven, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Wilfred Owen.

Artist Bio
New York City artist, Elana Amity, began her career as a teacher and freelance illustrator. She served on the board of the Society of Illustrators for many years. In 1984 she joined the faculty of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2010 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments oflife in cities, nature and beyond. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces at home and abroad.

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 18: Artist Tour and Workshop
  • March 25: Elana Amity Book Presentation: The Raven
  • Angel Hernandez from The Bronx County Historical Society Lecture: Poe and The Raven

Admission to the related events, including the opening reception, is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Cardinal with Sparrows, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas - www.elanaamity.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Market Day at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/market-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/market-day Date: April 29, 2017

This open-air market is filled with colorful handicrafts and artwork from local artisans. It also offers fresh produce and baked goods, plants from local farms, and all manner of new and used collectibiles, specialty items, and merchandise.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e3c8eddf9b6.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: April 29, 2017

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

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 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:15:03 EST
<![CDATA[GrowNYC's Project Farmhouse Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/grownycs-project-farmhouse-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/grownycs-project-farmhouse-open-house Date: April 29, 2017

Join Grow NYC for a ribbon cutting ceremony, mini-workshops, cooking demos, a photo booth and more fun at GrowNYC's new Center for Sustainability and Education, Project Farmhouse.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: GrowNYC's Project Farmhouse

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2017-04-29 2017-04-29 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.73339780000000000, -73.99020970000000000 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Highland Park Community Garden Opening Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/highland-park-community-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/highland-park-community-garden Date: April 29, 2017

Enjoy a fun-filled opening day at Highland Park's community garden. Enjoy workshops, music, and games.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden (in Highland Park)

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B047 Highland Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.68289947509800000, -73.88790130615200000 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Human Odyssey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/the-human-odyssey-black-bodies-gone-down http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/29/the-human-odyssey-black-bodies-gone-down Date: April 29, 2017

The Human Odyssey Series, curated by Malcom Betts, is a monthly performance showcase series exploring the human connection between the performer and audience. It challenges ideas of self-identity within the movement practices or any other forms of disciplinary practices.

This showcase will consist of three dance-based art performances ranging from 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Black Bodies Gone Down - Malcolm Betts is a dance-based performance focusing around themes of using black masculinity, black feminism, and historical systematic racism through entertainment and performance as radical healing. Style of dance: West African, Contemporary and Hip Hop
  • Revolutionary Womyn - Angelica Tolentino This piece explores and documents the daily individual and collective struggle and resistance of womyn. It explores the ways in which womyn of color, migrant womyn, and indigenous womyn have faced multiple oppressions. Style of dance: Hip Hop, Contemporary
  • Only Human - Christine Bonansea This piece is inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s Human, All Too Human. Christine investigates the stark contradiction between our race’s capacity for freedom and beauty against its most destructive and illogical behaviors. (solo) Style of Dance: Experimental, Contemporary

This program is suitable for adults only.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-29 2017-04-29 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hound Hike: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/hound-hike-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/30/hound-hike-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 30, 2017

Take one of our signature tours with your favorite four-legged friend and let our Central Park Conservancy guide give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural and architectural elements the Park has to offer.

This is an on-leash event. Due to varied terrain, strollers for dogs/people are not suggested. Please also wear comfortable shoes.

This is a members-only event. Visit the CPC Member Programs page for event listings. Not a member? Join now!

This is a Members' Only event; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-30 2017-04-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: May 2, 2017

Visit Poe Park Visitor Center for our new exhibit City Birds by Elana Amity. The exhibit will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Tuedays through Saturdays from March 4 through March 29. There will be an opening reception with a Q&A session on Saturday, March 11.

About City Birds
Raised in the Bronx, Elana Amity visited Poe Park numerous times. As a young child she roamed in and around the cottage, and as a teenager she and her friends danced while a band played in the gazebo. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" was brought to life by her father who loved reciting poetry. Ironically, Poe completed his final revision of "The Raven" while living on 85 Amity Street, now West Third Street, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Amity’s current work includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills. Her birch bark paintings reflect images and textures found in natural settings. Her illustrated poems include the works of Wallace Steven, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Wilfred Owen.

Artist Bio
New York City artist, Elana Amity, began her career as a teacher and freelance illustrator. She served on the board of the Society of Illustrators for many years. In 1984 she joined the faculty of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2010 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments oflife in cities, nature and beyond. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces at home and abroad.

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 18: Artist Tour and Workshop
  • March 25: Elana Amity Book Presentation: The Raven
  • Angel Hernandez from The Bronx County Historical Society Lecture: Poe and The Raven

Admission to the related events, including the opening reception, is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Cardinal with Sparrows, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas - www.elanaamity.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: May 2, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Paint it Up: Still Life Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/paint-it-up Date: May 2, 2017

Create a still life painting on canvas to take home. This program is suitable for adults.

Paint It Up Program Schedule
April: Canvas Still Life Painting
May: Upcycle Decorative Painted Cans
June: Recycle Painted Rocks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: May 2, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 2, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's 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 (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: May 2, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:25 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: May 2, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: May 3, 2017

Visit Poe Park Visitor Center for our new exhibit City Birds by Elana Amity. The exhibit will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Tuedays through Saturdays from March 4 through March 29. There will be an opening reception with a Q&A session on Saturday, March 11.

About City Birds
Raised in the Bronx, Elana Amity visited Poe Park numerous times. As a young child she roamed in and around the cottage, and as a teenager she and her friends danced while a band played in the gazebo. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" was brought to life by her father who loved reciting poetry. Ironically, Poe completed his final revision of "The Raven" while living on 85 Amity Street, now West Third Street, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Amity’s current work includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills. Her birch bark paintings reflect images and textures found in natural settings. Her illustrated poems include the works of Wallace Steven, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Wilfred Owen.

Artist Bio
New York City artist, Elana Amity, began her career as a teacher and freelance illustrator. She served on the board of the Society of Illustrators for many years. In 1984 she joined the faculty of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2010 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments oflife in cities, nature and beyond. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces at home and abroad.

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 18: Artist Tour and Workshop
  • March 25: Elana Amity Book Presentation: The Raven
  • Angel Hernandez from The Bronx County Historical Society Lecture: Poe and The Raven

Admission to the related events, including the opening reception, is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Cardinal with Sparrows, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas - www.elanaamity.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/le-petit-art Date: May 3, 2017

Adults will create miniature works of art (4"x6" to 2.5"x3.5"), from delicate miniature paper cuttings to vintage art and painted rocks, to display at home or give as a gift for a loved one.

Le Petit Art Schedule
April: Delicate Paper Cutting
May: Vintage ACEO Art
June: Painted Animal Rocks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Planting Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/planting-potatoes-and-sweet-potatoes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/planting-potatoes-and-sweet-potatoes Date: May 3, 2017

Potatoes and sweet potatoes come in all shapes and colors. Learn the secrets to planting these underground wonders with an opportunity to dig in the dirt.

Pleas RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Rockaway Student Farm

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2017-05-03 2017-05-03 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.66746000000000000, -73.91048400000000000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: May 4, 2017

Visit Poe Park Visitor Center for our new exhibit City Birds by Elana Amity. The exhibit will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Tuedays through Saturdays from March 4 through March 29. There will be an opening reception with a Q&A session on Saturday, March 11.

About City Birds
Raised in the Bronx, Elana Amity visited Poe Park numerous times. As a young child she roamed in and around the cottage, and as a teenager she and her friends danced while a band played in the gazebo. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" was brought to life by her father who loved reciting poetry. Ironically, Poe completed his final revision of "The Raven" while living on 85 Amity Street, now West Third Street, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Amity’s current work includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills. Her birch bark paintings reflect images and textures found in natural settings. Her illustrated poems include the works of Wallace Steven, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Wilfred Owen.

Artist Bio
New York City artist, Elana Amity, began her career as a teacher and freelance illustrator. She served on the board of the Society of Illustrators for many years. In 1984 she joined the faculty of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2010 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments oflife in cities, nature and beyond. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces at home and abroad.

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 18: Artist Tour and Workshop
  • March 25: Elana Amity Book Presentation: The Raven
  • Angel Hernandez from The Bronx County Historical Society Lecture: Poe and The Raven

Admission to the related events, including the opening reception, is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Cardinal with Sparrows, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas - www.elanaamity.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: May 5, 2017

Visit Poe Park Visitor Center for our new exhibit City Birds by Elana Amity. The exhibit will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Tuedays through Saturdays from March 4 through March 29. There will be an opening reception with a Q&A session on Saturday, March 11.

About City Birds
Raised in the Bronx, Elana Amity visited Poe Park numerous times. As a young child she roamed in and around the cottage, and as a teenager she and her friends danced while a band played in the gazebo. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" was brought to life by her father who loved reciting poetry. Ironically, Poe completed his final revision of "The Raven" while living on 85 Amity Street, now West Third Street, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Amity’s current work includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills. Her birch bark paintings reflect images and textures found in natural settings. Her illustrated poems include the works of Wallace Steven, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Wilfred Owen.

Artist Bio
New York City artist, Elana Amity, began her career as a teacher and freelance illustrator. She served on the board of the Society of Illustrators for many years. In 1984 she joined the faculty of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2010 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments oflife in cities, nature and beyond. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces at home and abroad.

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 18: Artist Tour and Workshop
  • March 25: Elana Amity Book Presentation: The Raven
  • Angel Hernandez from The Bronx County Historical Society Lecture: Poe and The Raven

Admission to the related events, including the opening reception, is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Cardinal with Sparrows, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas - www.elanaamity.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 5, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's 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 (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Multimedia Arts: Decoupage Bottle Art Napkins]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/multimedia-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/multimedia-arts Date: May 5, 2017

Decorate bottles using party napkins. Bring your own clean bottles and your favorite party napkins. This program is offered to adults.

Multimedia Arts Program Schedule
April: Decoupage Bottle Art Napkins
May: Vintage Bottles
June: Trinket Boxes

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: May 6, 2017

This class features a low-impact cardio workout, followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

This instructor is part of the NYC Parks' Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: May 6, 2017

Visit Poe Park Visitor Center for our new exhibit City Birds by Elana Amity. The exhibit will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Tuedays through Saturdays from March 4 through March 29. There will be an opening reception with a Q&A session on Saturday, March 11.

About City Birds
Raised in the Bronx, Elana Amity visited Poe Park numerous times. As a young child she roamed in and around the cottage, and as a teenager she and her friends danced while a band played in the gazebo. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" was brought to life by her father who loved reciting poetry. Ironically, Poe completed his final revision of "The Raven" while living on 85 Amity Street, now West Third Street, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Amity’s current work includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills. Her birch bark paintings reflect images and textures found in natural settings. Her illustrated poems include the works of Wallace Steven, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Wilfred Owen.

Artist Bio
New York City artist, Elana Amity, began her career as a teacher and freelance illustrator. She served on the board of the Society of Illustrators for many years. In 1984 she joined the faculty of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2010 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments oflife in cities, nature and beyond. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces at home and abroad.

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 18: Artist Tour and Workshop
  • March 25: Elana Amity Book Presentation: The Raven
  • Angel Hernandez from The Bronx County Historical Society Lecture: Poe and The Raven

Admission to the related events, including the opening reception, is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Cardinal with Sparrows, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas - www.elanaamity.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring History Festival: Flushing's Green Past, Present, and Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/celebrate-spring-flushings-green-past-present-and-future http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/celebrate-spring-flushings-green-past-present-and-future Date: May 6, 2017

Beautify Historic Flushing presents Flushing's First Annual Spring History Festival, featuring local and citywide performers and vendors. Children and adults are welcome to come learn, make, eat, and experience Flushing's unique heritage at this full-day, outdoor festival.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Weeping Beech, Margaret I Carmen Green (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76279830932617000, -73.82450103759766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b70cce9acb7.png Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 6, 2017

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

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 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Butterfly Project NYC Native Plant Share]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share Date: May 6, 2017

Join Bronx Green-Up/The New York Botanical Garden and Butterfly Project NYC to find out more about the connections between native plants and pollinators and how to encourage them in urban landscapes. This year’s workshop is part of NYC Wildflower Week. Plants will be available for pick-up to be used in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces while supplies last.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please fill out the online form or call Bronx Green-Up at (718) 817-8026 by May 1 at 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: Grove Hill Learning Garden

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2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81969833374023400, -73.90930175781250000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Cherry Blossom Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/cherry-blossom-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/cherry-blossom-festival Date: May 6, 2017

Each spring Randall’s Island Park Alliance's annual Cherry Blossom Festival ushers in the warmer months, and gives visitors the opportunity to appreciate the Park’s spring beauty.

Set along the backdrop of the Hell Gate Bridge and the Urban Farm, the festival welcomes the park’s cherry blossoms with live music, performances, games, exhibitions, face painting, and more, inspired by Japanese culture.

Activities:

  • Face painting
  • Kite flying
  • Samurai hat making
  • Peek-a-boo photo sculptures by Rica Takashima
  • Crafts, games, and more!

Live Performances:

  • J.D. Patch Band (Noon - 4:00 p.m.)
  • Taiko Aiko Kai Drumming (12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.)
  • Junko Fisher Okinawan Dance Company (1:30 p.m.)
  • Taisan Tanaka Calligraphy (2:30 p.m.)

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field 62 - 63 (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.78335503947300000, -73.92465233802800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589102f064a23.jpg Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird-Watching at the Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir Date: May 7, 2017

Catch the warbler wave! Welcome them back at a spring bird-watching workshop led by The Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2017-05-07 2017-05-07 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 7, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 7, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's 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 (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Philharmonic Quintet at Historic Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/si-philharmonic-at-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/si-philharmonic-at-biddle-house Date: May 7, 2017

In conjunction with the Tottenville Historic Society Jane's Walk Biddle's Grove: Temperance to Tugs, the Staten Island Philharmonic quintet will be performing classical pieces from the waterfront porch of the historic H.H. Biddle House overlooking Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill.

Pack a picnic, bring a chair, invite a friend and settle in for an enchanted late afternoon. Limited chairs available.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f7b7c4eeee7.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games Torch Relay: Day One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-torch-relay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-torch-relay Date: May 8, 2017

We're kicking of the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games with a torch relay in Brooklyn.

Seniors and coming-of-age seniors ages 50 and older will run through the streets of Brooklyn while carrying a torch; the runners will run with the torch to the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games Opening Ceremony at the Brownsville Recreation Center on May 9, 2017.

Torch Relay Route

Runners will pass several parks-located Cheer Stations. They will pass the torch to fellow torch runners who will continue to the next Cheer Station.

Torch runners will depart from McCarren Play Center on May 8 at 7:15 a.m., then make their way to the Fort Hamilton Recreation Center for an overnight stay. The torch will then depart from Fort Hamilton Recreation Center on May 9 at 8:30 a.m., then make its way to the Brownsville Recreation Center.

Please join us for the send off of the torch on May 8 or cheer the runners on at a cheer station (listed below):

  • McCarren Play Center - 7:00 a.m.
  • Metropolitan Recreation Center: 7:30 a.m.
  • McLauglin Park - 8:00 a.m.
  • Brooklyn Borough Hall - 8:15 p.m.
  • Red Hook Recreation Center - 9:00 a.m.
  • Sunet Recreation Center - 9:30 a.m.
  • Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center - 10:30 a.m. arrival time

Compete in the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games
Registration and an NYC Parks Rcreation Center Membership are required to compete in the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration will open on April 15 and end on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: McLaughlin Park,Brooklyn Borough Hall,Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center,Metropolitan Recreation Center,Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area),McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park),Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B061, B085, B126, B058, B087 McLaughlin Park, Metropolitan Recreation Center, Red Hook Recreation Area, McCarren Park, Sunset Park 2017-05-08 2017-05-08 7:00 am 10:30 am 40.69649887084961000, -73.98609924316406000; 40.69250106811523400, -73.99099731445312000; 40.61333465576172000, -74.02997589111328000; 40.71509933471680000, -73.96050262451172000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000; 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000; 40.64670181274400000, -74.00239562988300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f5251662caa.JPG Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon Date: May 9, 2017

Join us for a bird walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.

The walk will be led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon. Gabriel is an experienced birder and naturalist, and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City. He has been leading walks for NYC Audubon for more than ten years, guiding new and experienced birders in all five boroughs and beyond.

After the walk, we hope you will linger to enjoy the nation's largest perennial garden open 365 days free to the public! Learn more about The Battery at thebattery.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf748c3a18.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Board Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-recreation-board-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-recreation-board-games Date: May 9, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

These competition will feature board games such as bid whist, spades, dominoes, and chess.

  • Games are self-monitored
  • Game material will be provided
  • Partners can be provided

Check-in time: 7:30 a.m.

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-09 2017-05-09 8:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f67b8e3c3f4.JPG Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games Torch Relay: Day Two]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-torch-relay-day-two http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-torch-relay-day-two Date: May 9, 2017

We're kicking of the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games with a torch relay in Brooklyn.

Seniors and coming-of-age seniors ages 50 and older will run through the streets of Brooklyn while carrying a torch; the runners will run with the torch to the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games Opening Ceremony at the Brownsville Recreation Center on May 9, 2017.

Torch Relay Route

Runners will pass several parks-located Cheer Stations. They will pass the torch to fellow torch runners who will continue to the next Cheer Station.

Torch runners will depart from McCarren Play Center on May 8 at 7:15 a.m., then make their way to the Fort Hamilton Recreation Center for an overnight stay. The torch will then depart from Fort Hamilton Recreation Center on May 9 at 8:30 a.m., then make its way to the Brownsville Recreation Center.

Please join us for the send off of the torch on May 8 or cheer the runners on at a cheer station (listed below):

  • Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center (start) - 8:30 a.m. Departure Time
  • Prospect Park - Grand Army Plaza - 9:00 a.m.
  • Eastern Parkway and Nostrand Avenue - 9:15 a.m.
  • St. John's Recreation Center - 9:30 a.m.
  • Osborn Playground - 10:00 a.m.
  • Brownsville Recreation Center (end) - 10:15 a.m. Arrival Time

Compete in the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games
Registration and an NYC Parks Rcreation Center Membership are required to compete in the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration will open on April 15 and end on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Grand Army Plaza,St. John's Recreation Center,Osborn Playground,Brownsville Recreation Center,Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center (in John J Carty Park),Eastern Parkway and Nostrand Avenue (in Eastern Parkway)

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B040, B343, B210W, B029 Grand Army Plaza, Osborn Playground, John J Carty Park, Eastern Parkway 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 8:30 am 10:15 am 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000; 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000; 40.65573485320000000, -73.90607141200000000; 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000; 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000; 40.66988938588200000, -73.95046401023900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f526ac6aea0.JPG Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: May 9, 2017

Visit Poe Park Visitor Center for our new exhibit City Birds by Elana Amity. The exhibit will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Tuedays through Saturdays from March 4 through March 29. There will be an opening reception with a Q&A session on Saturday, March 11.

About City Birds
Raised in the Bronx, Elana Amity visited Poe Park numerous times. As a young child she roamed in and around the cottage, and as a teenager she and her friends danced while a band played in the gazebo. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" was brought to life by her father who loved reciting poetry. Ironically, Poe completed his final revision of "The Raven" while living on 85 Amity Street, now West Third Street, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Amity’s current work includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills. Her birch bark paintings reflect images and textures found in natural settings. Her illustrated poems include the works of Wallace Steven, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Wilfred Owen.

Artist Bio
New York City artist, Elana Amity, began her career as a teacher and freelance illustrator. She served on the board of the Society of Illustrators for many years. In 1984 she joined the faculty of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2010 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments oflife in cities, nature and beyond. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces at home and abroad.

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 18: Artist Tour and Workshop
  • March 25: Elana Amity Book Presentation: The Raven
  • Angel Hernandez from The Bronx County Historical Society Lecture: Poe and The Raven

Admission to the related events, including the opening reception, is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Cardinal with Sparrows, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas - www.elanaamity.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: May 9, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Paint it Up: Still Life Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/paint-it-up Date: May 9, 2017

Create a still life painting on canvas to take home. This program is suitable for adults.

Paint It Up Program Schedule
April: Canvas Still Life Painting
May: Upcycle Decorative Painted Cans
June: Recycle Painted Rocks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games Opening Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-opening-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-opening-ceremony Date: May 9, 2017

Come out to celebrate the first day of competitions. Athletes, ages 50 years old and older will compete in variety of sports: bowling, shuffleboard, swimming, basketball, track and field, table tennis, pickleball, and board games. Competitions will run from May 9 to May 12.

Competition Schedule:

  • May 9 - Shuflleboard, Basketball, Board Games
  • May 10 - Basketball, Swimming, Bowling, Board Games
  • May 11 - Track and Field
  • May 12 - Pickleball, Table Tennis, Board Games

Most competitions will take place at the Brownsville Recreation Center, except:

  • Bowling - Funfest Family Center*
  • Track and Field - Ocean Breeze Athletic Center- Staten Island*

* Transportation provided

Registration: Compete in the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games
Registration and an NYC Parks Rcreation Center Membership are required to compete in the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration will open on April 15 and end on April 29, 2017.

Adaptive and wheelchair athletes are welcome.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-09 2017-05-09 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: May 9, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 9, 2017

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

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 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Shuffleboard]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-shuffle-board http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-shuffle-board Date: May 9, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

Check-in will take place at 11:00 a.m. Events will include:

  • Singles
  • Doubles

Equipment will be provided.

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-09 2017-05-09 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-basketball Date: May 9, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

Check in time: 12:30 p.m. Equipment will be provided.

Events include:

  • Men's 3-on-3
  • Women's 3-on-3

Rules
Basketball competitions will be played as half-court games. You must play up to five games per day. Standard 3-on-3 basketball rules will be followed, alternate possessions on scores, and three timeouts per game. There will be a coin toss for first possession. You must have a fourth alternate player. Roster of players are due on the day of the game. No changes are allowed after the first game. There will be a 10-minute intermission between each game. The game ball will be provided.

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-09 2017-05-09 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f67bff1b35f.JPG Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: May 9, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:25 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: May 9, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Board Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/nyc-parks-brooklyn-recreation-board-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/nyc-parks-brooklyn-recreation-board-games Date: May 10, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

These competition will feature board games such as bid whist, spades, dominoes, and chess.

  • Games are self-monitored
  • Game material will be provided
  • Partners can be provided

Check-in time: 7:30 a.m.

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-10 2017-05-10 8:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f67b8e3c3f4.JPG Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Swimming]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-swimming http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-swimming Date: May 10, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

Check in time: 8:00 a.m. Warm ups: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. The competitions will be as follows:

  • Freestyle - 50M, 100M, 200M
  • Breast Stroke - 50M, 100M, 200M
  • Butterfly - 50M, 100M, 200M
  • Back Stroke - 50M, 100M, 200M
  • 4x100M Free Style Relay

- Swim caps are needed. Parks will provide when needed.
- You must bring your own goggles and towels.

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-10 2017-05-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f680313b530.jpg Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/le-petit-art Date: May 10, 2017

Adults will create miniature works of art (4"x6" to 2.5"x3.5"), from delicate miniature paper cuttings to vintage art and painted rocks, to display at home or give as a gift for a loved one.

Le Petit Art Schedule
April: Delicate Paper Cutting
May: Vintage ACEO Art
June: Painted Animal Rocks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Bowling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/nyc-paks-brookyn-senior-games-bowlings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/nyc-paks-brookyn-senior-games-bowlings Date: May 10, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

Check in time: 12:30 pm. Equipment and transportation will be provided. Games gauged on highest number of pins (combined total of two games between teams). No advantages offered based on skill level.

Events include:

  • Co-ed ( 2 players)

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Funfest Family Entertainment

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2017-05-10 2017-05-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.61274850000000000, -73.91294150000000000 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-basketball Date: May 10, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

Check in time: 12:30 p.m. Equipment will be provided.

Events include:

  • Men's 3-on-3
  • Women's 3-on-3

Rules
Basketball competitions will be played as half-court games. You must play up to five games per day. Standard 3-on-3 basketball rules will be followed, alternate possessions on scores, and three timeouts per game. There will be a coin toss for first possession. You must have a fourth alternate player. Roster of players are due on the day of the game. No changes are allowed after the first game. There will be a 10-minute intermission between each game. The game ball will be provided.

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-10 2017-05-10 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f67bff1b35f.JPG Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Track And Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-track-and-field1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-track-and-field1 Date: May 11, 2017

We're hosting track and field competitions for senior and coming-of-age seniors, 50 years old and older, at the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games.

Check-in time: 7:30 a.m. Transportation will be provided.

Events include:.

  • 55M
  • 4x55M Shuttle
  • 200M
  • 400M
  • 800M
  • 4x100M Relay
  • High Jump
  • Long Jump
  • Shot Put

- Light refreshments will be provided at each event
- All participant will receive bib number
- Only spikes of 1/8” or ¼ pyramids are allowed
- Transportation will be provided

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration for . Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex

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2017-05-11 2017-05-11 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.58341300000000000, -74.07372440000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f67fd3da1dd.JPG Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Botanic Garden Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/brooklyn-botanic-garden-plant-sale1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/brooklyn-botanic-garden-plant-sale1 Date: May 11, 2017

Need more seedlings for your garden? Brooklyn Botanic Garden hosts an annual plant sale on the Cherry Esplanade (now in bloom!) for community groups, schools, and residents. The plant sale will also feature free talks and workshops during the day. BBG members can pick up plants on May 10 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., as well as on May 11 with the general public.

For more information about the plant sale, please visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's website.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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2017-05-11 2017-05-11 9:00 am 8:00 pm 40.66956926431700000, -73.96237954470500000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[The Power of Herbs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/the-power-of-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/the-power-of-herbs Date: May 11, 2017

Herbs are powerful in treating common sicknesses as well as other aspects impacting our quality of life. Come explore the ancient art of herbs for arthritis, asthma, diabetes, blood pressure, beauty care, and much more.

Please RSVP here.

Presented in partnership with Sebert Harper

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Bronx Sunshine Garden

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2017-05-11 2017-05-11 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.83670043945300000, -73.88469696044900000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Board Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/nyc-parks-brooklyn-recreation-board-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/nyc-parks-brooklyn-recreation-board-games Date: May 12, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

These competition will feature board games such as bid whist, spades, dominoes, and chess.

  • Games are self-monitored
  • Game material will be provided
  • Partners can be provided

Check-in time: 7:30 a.m.

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-12 2017-05-12 8:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f67b8e3c3f4.JPG Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Pickleball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-pickleball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-pickleball Date: May 12, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

Check-in time: 8:30 a.m. We will follow USA Pickleball rules. Paddles and balls will be provided.

Events include:

  • Men's Doubles
  • Women's Doubles
  • Co-ed Doubles

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-12 2017-05-12 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f67d84ccfe4.JPG Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Table Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/nyc-parks-broolyn-senior-games-table-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/nyc-parks-broolyn-senior-games-table-tennis Date: May 12, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

Check in time: 8:30 a.m. Equipment will be provided. Table Tennis is categorized in semi-pro, pro, women, and novice.

- Bring USTA Ranking Card (if possible)
- All paddles must have one red side and one black side
- Preliminary events will be Round Robin
- We will follow USTA rule
- 40 mm balls will be used

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-12 2017-05-12 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f680f7d6879.JPG Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 12, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's 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 (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-12 2017-05-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Multimedia Arts: Decoupage Bottle Art Napkins]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/multimedia-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/multimedia-arts Date: May 12, 2017

Decorate bottles using party napkins. Bring your own clean bottles and your favorite party napkins. This program is offered to adults.

Multimedia Arts Program Schedule
April: Decoupage Bottle Art Napkins
May: Vintage Bottles
June: Trinket Boxes

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-12 2017-05-12 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors Date: May 12, 2017

Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead dance workshops for all ages and abilities with a focus on seniors.

Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways.

All are welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Lawn at 133rd and Marginal Streets (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-05-12 2017-05-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.82019102036800000, -73.95993142386500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07cd1a9313.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: May 13, 2017

This class features a low-impact cardio workout, followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

This instructor is part of the NYC Parks' Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Food and Farms Walking Tour: Highbridge Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/bronx-food-farms-walking-tour-highbridge-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/bronx-food-farms-walking-tour-highbridge-gardens Date: May 13, 2017

The Highbridge section of the Bronx will be the theme of this month’s tour. Taking its name from the adjacent bridge built in 1848 by Irish immigrants, the Highbridge neighborhood has several community gardens occupying lots that were vacant between the 1970s and 1990s. Visit three longstanding community gardens to explore their history and meet the gardeners who currently care for them. We will visit La Isla Community Garden, Taqwa Community Farm, and the Bronx Target Garden.

Tour Guide: Bobby Gonzalez, Bronx historian.

The tour includes a delicious, healthy lunch catered by Bronx-based B. Blossom.

To reserve your seat, fill out the form here or call (718) 817-8026.

In partnership with Bronx Green-Up of The New York Botanical Garden, The Bronx Tourism Council, Montefiore, GreenThumb/NYC Parks, La Familia Verde, and Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: East 161st Street and Grand Concourse

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2017-05-13 2017-05-13 10:00 am 2:30 pm 40.82672480000000000, -73.92262320000000000 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: May 13, 2017

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review 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) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 14, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: May 14, 2017

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. The 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 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: May 16, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Paint it Up: Still Life Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/paint-it-up Date: May 16, 2017

Create a still life painting on canvas to take home. This program is suitable for adults.

Paint It Up Program Schedule
April: Canvas Still Life Painting
May: Upcycle Decorative Painted Cans
June: Recycle Painted Rocks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: May 16, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: May 16, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:25 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: May 16, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/le-petit-art Date: May 17, 2017

Adults will create miniature works of art (4"x6" to 2.5"x3.5"), from delicate miniature paper cuttings to vintage art and painted rocks, to display at home or give as a gift for a loved one.

Le Petit Art Schedule
April: Delicate Paper Cutting
May: Vintage ACEO Art
June: Painted Animal Rocks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-17 2017-05-17 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Creative Structures from Your Existing Rubble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/making-creative-structures-from-your-existing-rubble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/making-creative-structures-from-your-existing-rubble Date: May 17, 2017

This workshop will show the creative uses of existing garden rubble like used bricks, stones, concrete chunks, broken tiles, metal scraps, and gravel. Join us to learn how to mix mortar and lay bricks to build small garden structures, including berms, retaining walls for terraces, and planters.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Patchen Community Square

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2017-05-17 2017-05-17 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.68654690000000000, -73.92680100000000000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 19, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's 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 (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-19 2017-05-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Multimedia Arts: Decoupage Bottle Art Napkins]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/multimedia-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/multimedia-arts Date: May 19, 2017

Decorate bottles using party napkins. Bring your own clean bottles and your favorite party napkins. This program is offered to adults.

Multimedia Arts Program Schedule
April: Decoupage Bottle Art Napkins
May: Vintage Bottles
June: Trinket Boxes

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-19 2017-05-19 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Ancient Trees with Beth Moon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/arts-culture-fun-ancient-trees-with-beth-moon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/arts-culture-fun-ancient-trees-with-beth-moon Date: May 19, 2017

Join acclaimed photographer Beth Moon, author of Ancient Skies, Ancient Trees, as she delves into her artistic process and the experience of traveling around the world to photograph these natural relics. It is only in the rarest and clearest of nights that we can look up at the sky to find a sprinkling of twinkling stars.

Surrounded by the bright lights of humanity, the infinite majesty of the night sky can only be truly enjoyed by those devoted enough to seek it. Critically-acclaimed photographer Beth Moon’s own appreciation of cosmos inspired her quest, spanning from continent to continent, to some of the darkest corners of world, where constellations and nebulas shine more brightly. Moon’s Ancient Skies, Ancient Trees captures the boundless beauty of trees under the night sky, seemingly undisturbed by humans. Discover her relentless journey—undeterred by knee-high mud, windstorms, and distance—to reveal the rich hues of the night that are often too faint to be seen by the naked eye.

Beth Moon is a photographer based in New York who has gained international recognition for her large-scale, richly-toned platinum prints. Her prints are held in numerous public and private collections and have appeared in more than sixty solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Italy, England, France, Israel, Brazil, Dubai, Singapore, and Canada, receiving widespread critical acclaim. With this new book, she explores color photography for the first time.

Space is limited so please RSVP to ancientskiesancienttrees.eventbrite.com.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov by May 17 for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2017-05-19 2017-05-19 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5887c07135172.jpg Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[Pickleball Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/citywide-pickleball-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/citywide-pickleball-tournament Date: May 20, 2017

Come join us for a free pickleball tournament!

Participants are welcome to register as a team or individually for the following age divisions in Doubles competition:

  • 17 and younger
  • 18 to 24
  • 25 to 54
  • 55 and older

For more information and to register, please contact Shawn James at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d42fc4c8b09.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Weeping Beech Park and Daniel Carter Beard Mall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/beautify-historic-flushing-volunteer-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/beautify-historic-flushing-volunteer-program Date: May 20, 2017

Come volunteer with Beautify Historic Flushing this spring! Volunteers will help with general cleanup and planting.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Weeping Beech, Margaret I Carmen Green (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech),Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech),Daniel Carter Beard Mall

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76279830932617000, -73.82450103759766000; 40.76290130615234400, -73.82520294189453000; 40.76339721679687500, -73.82992553710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b70d51a3cb9.png Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:45:24 EST
<![CDATA[Community Garden Block Beautification Day Project: Broom and Bloom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/community-garden-block-beautification-day-project-broom-and-bloom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/community-garden-block-beautification-day-project-broom-and-bloom Date: May 20, 2017

The Prophecy Garden invites all to come together and turn this garden into an enjoyable neighborhood asset.

Sponsored by Citizen Committee of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prophecy Garden

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2017-05-20 2017-05-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.65916200000000000, -73.89505500000000000 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: May 20, 2017

This class features a low-impact cardio workout, followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

This instructor is part of the NYC Parks' Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[For The Birds Festival: A Celebration of All Things Avian]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/for-the-birds-festivala-celebration-of-all-things-avian http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/for-the-birds-festivala-celebration-of-all-things-avian Date: May 20, 2017

Come discover and celebrate NYC's avian residents at Conference House Park's For The Birds Festival.

Enjoy a day of guided bird walks, lectures, art, photography, literature, film screenings, children's activities, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5548c92f8fc9b.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Art Expo 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/resiliency-and-elements Date: May 20, 2017

Come view original artworks and tree installations by dozens of artists. Enjoy family arts and crafts activities, browse vendors of handmade goods, view a special exhibit of Staten Island student artists, all aboard the Staten Island Makerspace STEAM Wagon! Bring a picnic or purchase our homemade delights!

Pre-view reception: Thursday, May 18, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - preview art and enjoy light refreshments in the Conference House.Free admission

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f0f090578dc.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bowne House Celebrates Sacred Sites with the Landmarks Conservancy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/bowne-house-celebrates-sacred-sites-with-the-landmarks-conservancy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/bowne-house-celebrates-sacred-sites-with-the-landmarks-conservancy Date: May 20, 2017

The Bowne House Museum hosts a roundtable discussion with Queen's religious historians. The program begins at 1:30 p.m.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76290130615234400, -73.82520294189453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b63323bdbed.JPG Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 21, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Vertical Gardening 2: Pallet Planters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/vertical-gardening-2-pallet-planters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/vertical-gardening-2-pallet-planters Date: May 21, 2017

In this vertical gardening series you will learn how to transform recycled pallets into vertical gardening structures. Pallet planters provide a fantastic way to add green to walls and small spaces.

Please RSVP here.

Presented in partnership with Miguel Hernandez and Grow to Learn

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Hooper Street Garden

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2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70774830000000000, -73.95364490000000000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/22/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/22/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: May 22, 2017

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review 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) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-22 2017-05-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: May 23, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Paint it Up: Still Life Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/paint-it-up Date: May 23, 2017

Create a still life painting on canvas to take home. This program is suitable for adults.

Paint It Up Program Schedule
April: Canvas Still Life Painting
May: Upcycle Decorative Painted Cans
June: Recycle Painted Rocks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: May 23, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 23, 2017

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

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 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: May 23, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:25 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: May 23, 2017

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

To RSVP for a tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/le-petit-art Date: May 24, 2017

Adults will create miniature works of art (4"x6" to 2.5"x3.5"), from delicate miniature paper cuttings to vintage art and painted rocks, to display at home or give as a gift for a loved one.

Le Petit Art Schedule
April: Delicate Paper Cutting
May: Vintage ACEO Art
June: Painted Animal Rocks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 24, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's 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 (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 26, 2017

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's 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 (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-26 2017-05-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Multimedia Arts: Decoupage Bottle Art Napkins]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/multimedia-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/multimedia-arts Date: May 26, 2017

Decorate bottles using party napkins. Bring your own clean bottles and your favorite party napkins. This program is offered to adults.

Multimedia Arts Program Schedule
April: Decoupage Bottle Art Napkins
May: Vintage Bottles
June: Trinket Boxes

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-26 2017-05-26 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: May 27, 2017

This class features a low-impact cardio workout, followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

This instructor is part of the NYC Parks' Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/28/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 28, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT