NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:37:59 GMT <![CDATA[Boardwalk Barrels of Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/boardwalk-barrels-of-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/boardwalk-barrels-of-fun Date: May 5, 2018

Come and join us as we prepare for the 2018 beach season!

Boardwalk Barrels of Fun is an art competition and family fun day event. We will be painting trash barrels with colorful landscapes, seascapes, and carnival-themed art.

Winners will be chosen in several categories:

  • Family — children aged 12 and younger with guardians
  • Student—Junior High School, High School, College, and
  • Open—all other participants) and winners will receive prizes.

No need to register, just show up! All supplies will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8998

Location: West 10th Street Boardwalk Entrance (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.57329940795900000, -73.97799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ace618b5f966.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:29:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/learn-to-ride Date: May 5, 2018

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free fun event! Show your kids, ages 5 or older, how to ride a two-wheeler.

Please pre-register at bike.nyc/education/classes/learn-to-ride-kids.

For accessibility information, contact Shawn James three days before event at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Jackson Pond Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.70100021362305000, -73.84259796142578000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/learn-to-ride3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/learn-to-ride3 Date: May 5, 2018

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free, fun event!

Show your child, 5 years of age or older, how to ride a 2-wheeler using the "balance first" method.

Please pre-register at https://www.bike.nyc/education/programs/learn-to-ride-kids/. For more information, please visit nyc.gov/parks or bikenewyork.org or call 311.

For accessibility information, contact Sandy Requeno three days before the event at 212-408-0296.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-408-0296

Location: Multi-Purpose Courts (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72740790321900000, -73.98193073272700000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/storytime-craft Date: May 5, 2018

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden to hear seasonally-inspired stories that will open their imaginations to the different natural worlds found at QBG; followed by a botanically themed craft activity. Recommended for ages 10 and under (accompanied by adult).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c4ba607a1c.JPG Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: May 5, 2018

It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part due to immigration and the free flow of ideas that come with it.

Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park),H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/urban-wildlife-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/urban-wildlife-festival Date: May 5, 2018

Join us for an opportunity to get up close and personal with NYC’s wild residents. Learn about squirrels, raccoons, coyotes, skunks, deer, and more. Find out the best places in New York City and New York State to watch wildlife. There will be live animals with educational speakers, kid’s activities, and musical performances. Everyone is welcomed.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.84230041503906000, -73.93499755859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa69eff9f1c8.jpg Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Carousel Opening Day: Celebrating Cinco de Mayo & Monarch Butterflies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/carousel-opening-day-celebrating-cinco-de-mayo-monarch-butterflies-the-2018-season-begins http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/carousel-opening-day-celebrating-cinco-de-mayo-monarch-butterflies-the-2018-season-begins Date: May 5, 2018

Join us for fun and games as we greet another new carousel season in the Greenbelt's Willowbrook park!

This year's celebration falls on Cinco de Mayo! Join us as we celebrate Mexican style! Festivities will begin at noon with a live musical performance by "Music with Patrick".

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.60359954833984400, -74.15840148925781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aaabf922380e.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:59:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/seasonal-garden-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/seasonal-garden-tours Date: May 5, 2018

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Plus, every weekend from 2 to 4pm, check out our activity table!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-05 2018-05-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c52e83aa87.JPG Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands On History: Make a Scented Sachet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/hands-on-history-make-a-scented-sachet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/hands-on-history-make-a-scented-sachet Date: May 5, 2018

Come make a floral scented sachet like the ones worn and used 200 years ago! We’ll also learn about perfume lockets and popular scents of the time, including what George Washington put in his cologne! Then visit the rest of the museum and learn about Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Coco]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/movies-under-the-stars-coco http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/movies-under-the-stars-coco Date: May 5, 2018

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film.

A boy journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Clove Lakes Park Parkhouse (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.61798545080600000, -74.10562247037900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ada37604773b.jpg Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Introducing... The Bug Club: The Greenbelt Amateur Entomologist Society - Entomology for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/introducing-the-bug-club-the-greenbelt-amateur-entomologist-society http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/introducing-the-bug-club-the-greenbelt-amateur-entomologist-society Date: May 6, 2018

Learn what it takes to be an Amateur Entomologist by exploring the world of insects!

The Bug Club: Entomology for Kids!
Have you ever chased Greenbelt Nature Center butterflies, collected fireflies or rolled a log to see what dwelled beneath it? Insects are the largest group of animals on earth with nearly one million different kinds. And, this first meeting will explore what makes a Bug-A-Bug!

The Bug Club is an educational mini-series that explores the anatomy, life-cycles, and natural history of bugs through engaging activities, bug excursions in the Greenbelt, and live insect demos.

Ages 5+. All Bug Club sessions take place at the Greenbelt Nature Center unless otherwise stated. Donations are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aaac98447af4.png Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Confetti Nests for Bluebirds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/family-art-project-confetti-nests-for-bluebirds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/family-art-project-confetti-nests-for-bluebirds Date: May 6, 2018

At the time of year when little nestlings appear, papermaker Randy Brozen returns to show us how to sculpt little bluebirds and vibrant nests from paper pulp and colorful, shredded confetti. Add raffia, pine needles and sticks and build a nest to keep little birds cozy. Make one bird or make a brood.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd6bd9a874.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/learn-to-ride4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/learn-to-ride4 Date: May 6, 2018

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free, fun event!

Show your child, 5 years of age or older, how to ride a 2-wheeler using the "balance first" method.

Please pre-register at https://www.bike.nyc/education/programs/learn-to-ride-kids/. For more information, please visit nyc.gov/parks or bikenewyork.org or call 311.

For accessibility information, contact Edwin Llopiz three days before the event at 718-965-8942.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Lincoln Terrace Park (in Lincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park)

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B054 Lincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.66680145263672000, -73.92720031738281000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/seasonal-garden-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/seasonal-garden-tours Date: May 6, 2018

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Plus, every weekend from 2 to 4pm, check out our activity table!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-06 2018-05-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c52e83aa87.JPG Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: May 6, 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:46 EST
<![CDATA[Kid's Le Petit Art: Dioramas and 3D Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art Date: May 8, 2018

Kids create adorable miniature art and miniature worlds as gifts for others, or to keep. Parents and kids may participate together.

April: Rain Diorama
May: Flower Faeries in My Garden Diorama
June: Painted Stone Bug

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-08 2018-05-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA in the Greenbelt: Monthly Monitoring Sessions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/frogwatch-usa-in-the-greenbelt-monthly-monitoring-sessions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/08/frogwatch-usa-in-the-greenbelt-monthly-monitoring-sessions Date: May 8, 2018

We will hike within the Greenbelt to listen for frogs, and record data as part of a national citizen science initiative. Please bring a headlamp or flashlight.

Registration required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

This program is suitable for ages 8+.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2018-05-08 2018-05-08 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.60414505004883000, -74.16001892089844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa012f95f154.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:59:48 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/09/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/09/farm-open-hours Date: May 9, 2018

Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, our farm demonstrates the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-09 2018-05-09 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c48f601150.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/greenbelt-peepers Date: May 10, 2018

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, 2-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Please note: Space is limited. Registration required. To register, please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-05-10 2018-05-10 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9965153d7e2.png Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: May 10, 2018

Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories and sing-along encouragement on our comfy and danceable turf lawn by the big locomotive.

This event is great for kids aged 5 years and under! Wear sunscreen or bring shade.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-05-10 2018-05-10 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.77471985104800000, -73.99253714084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da2548ef64.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:44:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds Date: May 10, 2018

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Please note: Space is limited; registration is requested. To register, please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-05-10 2018-05-10 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9966ab1f109.png Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/10/kids-imaginative-arts Date: May 10, 2018

Children will use their imagination and curiosity, and explore ideas for self expression to create themed artwork.

April: Showers - Painted Art and Pastel Art
May: Mother's Day Parchment Paper Greeting Cards 2D and 3D Floral Art
June: Father's Day Parchment Paper Greeting Cards and Painted Rocks

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-10 2018-05-10 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Skate Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/family-skate-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/family-skate-day Date: May 11, 2018

Join NYC Parks & Council Member Miller for a day of roller skating, music, face painting, cotton candy, popcorn, and more!

Roller skates will be provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Daniel M. O'Connell

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2018-05-11 2018-05-11 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.69944189551600000, -73.75837174603300000 Thu, 29 Mar 2018 10:29:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Skate Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/family-skate-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/family-skate-night Date: May 11, 2018

Join NYC Parks & Council Member Miller for an evening of roller skating, music, face painting, cotton candy, popcorn, and more!

Roller skates will be provided.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2018-05-11 2018-05-11 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 13:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Youth All Star Hoops Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/youth-all-star-hoops-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/youth-all-star-hoops-night Date: May 11, 2018

Show off your inner all star by competing in our version of the NBA All Star Night. Youth are all welcome to take part in our 3 point shooting contest, skills assessment, half court shooting competition and relays.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 347-844-2763

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2018-05-11 2018-05-11 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 09:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Sing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/movies-under-the-stars-sing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/11/movies-under-the-stars-sing Date: May 11, 2018

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film.

A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts the attention of such musically inclined animals as a harried pig mom, a teenage gorilla, a shy elephant and a punk porcupine.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Cedar Grove Beach Parking Lot (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2018-05-11 2018-05-11 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.55989837646500000, -74.10179901123000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ada38201ff44.jpg Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[International Migratory Bird Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/international-migratory-bird-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/international-migratory-bird-day Date: May 12, 2018

Help Prospect Park Alliance celebrate the importance of stop-overs, like Prospect Park, to migratory birds. More than 250 species have been recorded in the park, and it is not uncommon to see 100 or more species in one spring day.

  • Blooming Naturalist 10:00 a.m. - Noon: Learn about native plants and their importance to migratory birds.
  • Nature on the Go! 11:00 a.m. - Noon: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us. This program leaves promptly at 11 pm.
  • Nature's Helpers Noon - 1:00 p.m.: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This is a nature walk that leaves promptly at 12 pm.

Register today to let us know you are coming!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Messages for Mother Earth and Mom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/family-art-project-messages-for-mother-earth-and-mom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/family-art-project-messages-for-mother-earth-and-mom Date: May 12, 2018

Celebrate all mothers this weekend, including mother earth!

Bring photos of the moms in your life whom you wish to acknowledge through notes and images on special papers. Learn about Pachamama, revered in South America, who teaches moderation in what we take from the earth. Make an inspired painting on a card with pop-out elements. Place it in a translucent envelope for a gift Mom will treasure.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd7ea4e680.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:14:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Bonanza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/birding-bonanza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/birding-bonanza Date: May 12, 2018

Randall’s Island Park is home to over 180 species of birds. Join us for a day of free, family-friendly bird watching! Learn about the amazing adaptations of birds as they thrive in the Island’s restored habitats.

  • Explore 20 acres of natural habitat
  • Guided walks with experts from RIPA and NYC Audubon
  • Live birds and information on bird rehabilitation from the Wild Bird Fund
  • Binoculars and bird guides provided
  • Crafts, games, and refreshments

Suitable for ages 7+ (with an adult)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.79146526423800000, -73.92687702179000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a99c0b9c6df2.jpg Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/learn-to-ride Date: May 12, 2018

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free fun event! Show your kids, ages 5 or older, how to ride a two-wheeler.

Please pre-register at: bike.nyc/education/classes/learn-to-ride-kids.

For accessibility information, contact Shawn James three days before event at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Paul Raimonda Playground

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Q298 Paul Raimonda Playground 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.77271881966700000, -73.89761407539500000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/learn-to-ride1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/learn-to-ride1 Date: May 12, 2018

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free, fun event!

Show your child, 5 years of age or older, how to ride a 2-wheeler using the "balance first" method.

Please pre-register at https://www.bike.nyc/education/programs/learn-to-ride-kids/. For more information, please visit nyc.gov/parks or bikenewyork.org or call 311.

For accessibility information, contact Richard Costello three days before the event at 718-816-6172.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-6172

Location: Midland Beach Parking Lot (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.57310104370117000, -74.08769989013672000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/spring-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/spring-fest Date: May 12, 2018

Ever seen a sheep get a haircut? Join us on the farm for this annual event with sheep shearing and wool spinning demos throughout the afternoon!

Celebrate spring's arrival and pick up flower and vegetable seedlings for your garden. Learn about our Community Compost Program, enjoy in-depth tours with our farmers, and find out how easy recycling can be at the Con Edison Ecology booth. There will be live music, kids' crafts, hayrides, and tasty local food on the farm all day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/summer-on-the-hudson-baylander-billion-oyster-project-presentation1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/summer-on-the-hudson-baylander-billion-oyster-project-presentation1 Date: May 12, 2018

Come see and learn about the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. It's the latest effort to restore our harbor!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da3f20803e.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:59:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: May 12, 2018

It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part due to immigration and the free flow of ideas that come with it.

Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park),H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Terrariums]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/natures-workshop-terrariums http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/natures-workshop-terrariums Date: May 12, 2018

Join the Urban Park Rangers for Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: May 12, 2018

Join us at this fun family-friendly outdoor party featuring a children’s entertainer, arts and crafts, and neighborhood fun!

Play Dates take place on the second Saturday of each month from May through August.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da43a7ea05.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:59:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Pixels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/movies-under-the-stars-pixels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/movies-under-the-stars-pixels Date: May 12, 2018

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film.

Aliens attack Earth using '80s video-game characters, forcing a group of gamers to fight back.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.53219985961914000, -74.20950317382812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ada398f72aed.jpg Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:59:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Introducing…. The Bug Club: The Greenbelt Amateur Entomologist Society - The Insect Illusions!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/introducing-the-bug-club-the-greenbelt-amateur-entomologist-society http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/introducing-the-bug-club-the-greenbelt-amateur-entomologist-society Date: May 13, 2018

Learn what it takes to be an Amateur Entomologist by exploring the world of insects! The Bug Club is an educational mini-series that explores the anatomy, life-cycles and the natural history of bugs through engaging activities, bug excursions in the Greenbelt, and live insect demos.

Ages 5+. All donations are welcome.

The Bug Club: The Insect Illusions!
Following within the Greenbelt Nature Center's footprints of the Staten Island Naturalist William T. Davis, we will explore the world of insects through journaling and drawing live insects both in the classroom and outside.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aaaccc7a3847.png Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Messages for Mother Earth and Mom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/family-art-project-messages-for-mother-earth-and-mom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/family-art-project-messages-for-mother-earth-and-mom Date: May 13, 2018

Celebrate all mothers this weekend, including mother earth! Bring photos of the moms in your life whom you wish to acknowledge through notes and images on special papers.

Learn about Pachamama, revered in South America, who teaches moderation in what we take from the earth. Make an inspired painting on a card with pop-out elements. Place it in a translucent envelope for a gift Mom will treasure. Mother’s Day event.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd8ac7fab9.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:59:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother’s Day Brunch in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/mothers-day-brunch-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/mothers-day-brunch-in-the-garden Date: May 13, 2018

Treat mom to a delicious farm-to-table brunch! Featuring a sumptuous menu by local caterers, guests will enjoy freshly-made hot dishes, muffins, scones, fair trade coffees, teas, and a complimentary glass of wine. Enjoy a stroll around the Garden.

10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. sessions are available.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-13 2018-05-13 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c611126b8a.JPG Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Salamander Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/kids-salamander-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/kids-salamander-exploration Date: May 13, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

This program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac251457b9a3.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/family-nature-walk Date: May 13, 2018

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands.

Registration is not required. Ages six and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd9c868f08.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Science in the Park: Baywaters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/science-in-the-park-baywaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/science-in-the-park-baywaters Date: May 13, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Little Bay Park. We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay. Boots provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 7183524793

Location: Cryders Lane and Utopia Parkway (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.78898561356900000, -73.79389047622700000 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:44:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: May 13, 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:46 EST
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/family-day1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/family-day1 Date: May 13, 2018

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for a fun afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, transformation face painting with Agostino Arts, an animal show, a photo booth, and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Captain Tilly Park

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Q052 Captain Tilly Park 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.71210098266601600, -73.79889678955078000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Le Petit Art: Dioramas and 3D Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art Date: May 15, 2018

Kids create adorable miniature art and miniature worlds as gifts for others, or to keep. Parents and kids may participate together.

April: Rain Diorama
May: Flower Faeries in My Garden Diorama
June: Painted Stone Bug

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-15 2018-05-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/farm-open-hours Date: May 16, 2018

Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, our farm demonstrates the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-16 2018-05-16 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c48f601150.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/greenbelt-peepers Date: May 17, 2018

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, 2-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Please note: Space is limited. Registration required. To register, please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9965153d7e2.png Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: May 17, 2018

Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories and sing-along encouragement on our comfy and danceable turf lawn by the big locomotive.

This event is great for kids aged 5 years and under! Wear sunscreen or bring shade.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.77471985104800000, -73.99253714084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da2548ef64.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:44:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds Date: May 17, 2018

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Please note: Space is limited; registration is requested. To register, please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9966ab1f109.png Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/kids-imaginative-arts Date: May 17, 2018

Children will use their imagination and curiosity, and explore ideas for self expression to create themed artwork.

April: Showers - Painted Art and Pastel Art
May: Mother's Day Parchment Paper Greeting Cards 2D and 3D Floral Art
June: Father's Day Parchment Paper Greeting Cards and Painted Rocks

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Capoeira in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/capoeira-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/capoeira-in-the-park Date: May 17, 2018

Led by expert instructors, this series introduces participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira and it's history.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Lawn east of Memorial Grove (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.89110682274000000, -73.89625668525700000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island BioBlitz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/staten-island-bioblitz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/staten-island-bioblitz Date: May 18, 2018

Join the Urban Park Rangers as we take a night hike through Blue Heron Park while researchers from the Staten Island Zoo, The Nature Conservancy, The Greenbelt Conservancy, and local naturalists conduct a BioBlitz, survey the park’s flora and fauna.

This BioBlitz will increase public interest of biodiversity inside Blue Heron Park.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2018-05-18 2018-05-18 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acfa593cb9d3.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The LEGO Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/movies-under-the-stars-the-lego-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/movies-under-the-stars-the-lego-movie Date: May 18, 2018

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film.

An average Lego figure is mistaken for a legendary adventurer, and joins a league of superheros in order to defeat a ruthless tyrant.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2018-05-18 2018-05-18 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.58308416455600000, -74.07519626617400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ada3a29a88ea.jpg Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint a Rainbow Mural! Join the Friends of Forest Park with Artists Amanda Long and Tommy Hartung]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/paint-a-mural-join-the-friends-of-forest-park-with-artists-amanda-long-and-tommy-hartung-at-the-greenhouse-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/paint-a-mural-join-the-friends-of-forest-park-with-artists-amanda-long-and-tommy-hartung-at-the-greenhouse-playground Date: May 19, 2018

Join the Friends of Forest Park with artists Amanda Long and Tommy Hartung at the Greenhouse Playground to paint the Rainbow Mural. This is a family-friendly event. All materials will be provided, and free snacks and t-shirts will be available for all volunteers.

Located off the Woodhaven Boulevard entrance to Forest Park, the Rainbow Mural will be a colorful reclamation of the well-worn concrete barrier at the Forest Park Greenhouse Playground near the historical carousel. A pixelated rainbow pattern will be painted on the interior and exterior of the play area and skate park.

For more information, and to RSVP, please contact friendsofforestpark@yahoo.com or amandalongstudio@gmail.com.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenhouse Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.70141178691900000, -73.85612297058100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad0bec29382f.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/learn-to-ride2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/learn-to-ride2 Date: May 19, 2018

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free, fun event!

Show your child, 5 years of age or older, how to ride a 2-wheeler using the "balance first" method.

Please pre-register at https://www.bike.nyc/education/programs/learn-to-ride-kids/. For more information, please visit nyc.gov/parks or bikenewyork.org or call 311.

For accessibility information, contact Gustan O'Neal three days before the event at 718-430-4696.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-430-4696

Location: Shoelace Park

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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.88230133056640600, -73.86710357666016000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Bird Calls Mural]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/family-art-project-bird-calls-mural http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/family-art-project-bird-calls-mural Date: May 19, 2018

Join returning visiting artist Virva Hinnemo to construct and paint a collaborative mural with sculptural branches—a forest mural that will be animated with bird calls! Make your own individual, lightweight, cardboard bird that will flutter into the mural or hover on sticks on the ceiling.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4a8670027f.jpg Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island BioBlitz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/staten-island-bioblitz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/staten-island-bioblitz Date: May 19, 2018

Join the Urban Park Rangers as we walk through Blue Heron Park while researchers from the Staten Island Zoo, The Nature Conservancy, The Greenbelt Conservanc, and local naturalists conduct a BioBlitz, surveying the park’s flora and fauna.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acfa5fc7e114.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/learn-to-ride Date: May 19, 2018

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free fun event! Show your kids, ages 5 or older, how to ride a two-wheeler.

Please pre-register at bike.nyc/education/classes/learn-to-ride-kids.

For accessibility information, contact Shawn James three days before event at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Horace Harding Playground

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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.73322114775500000, -73.86051463690900000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/learn-to-ride1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/learn-to-ride1 Date: May 19, 2018

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free, fun event!

Show your child, 5 years of age or older, how to ride a 2-wheeler using the "balance first" method.

Please pre-register at https://www.bike.nyc/education/programs/learn-to-ride-kids/. For more information, please visit nyc.gov/parks or bikenewyork.org or call 311.

For accessibility information, contact Richard Costello three days before the event at 718-816-6172.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-6172

Location: Midland Beach Parking Lot (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.57310104370117000, -74.08769989013672000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/learn-to-ride3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/learn-to-ride3 Date: May 19, 2018

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free, fun event!

Show your child, 5 years of age or older, how to ride a 2-wheeler using the "balance first" method.

Please pre-register at https://www.bike.nyc/education/programs/learn-to-ride-kids/. For more information, please visit nyc.gov/parks or bikenewyork.org or call 311.

For accessibility information, contact Sandy Requeno three days before the event at 212-408-0296.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-408-0296

Location: Samuel Seabury Playground

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M236 Samuel Seabury Playground 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.78540039062500000, -73.95079803466797000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Birdy Basecamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/birdy-basecamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/birdy-basecamp Date: May 19, 2018

Drop by Birdy Basecamp to chat with local naturalists and bird experts from NYC Audubon. See nests, eggs, feathers and other avian objects. View the Birdy Family Album and find out which birds call the Bronx home. All ages are welcome.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4a8f28234b.jpg Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/farmhouse-family-day Date: May 19, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: May 19, 2018

It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part due to immigration and the free flow of ideas that come with it.

Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park),H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/family-day1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/family-day1 Date: May 19, 2018

Join NYC Parks and Council Member I. Daneek Miller for an afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, face painting, a photo booth, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: St Albans Park (in St. Albans Park)

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Q051 St. Albans Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.69309997558594000, -73.77880096435547000 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 13:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/family-day Date: May 19, 2018

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for a fun afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, an animal show, transformation face painting with Agostino Arts, a photo booth, music, and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Turtle Playground

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Q357G Turtle Playground 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.74209976196289000, -73.82740020751953000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Introducing…The Bug Club: The Greenbelt Amateur Entomologist Society - High Rock Pond Dip]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/introducingthe-bug-club-the-greenbelt-amateur-entomologist-society http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/introducingthe-bug-club-the-greenbelt-amateur-entomologist-society Date: May 20, 2018

Learn what it takes to be an Amateur Entomologist by exploring the world of insects! The Bug Club is an educational mini-series that explores the anatomy, life-cycles and the natural history of bugs through engaging activities, bug excursions in the Greenbelt, and live insect demos.

Ages 5+. Donations are welcome.

The Bug Club: High Rock Pond Dip!
Discover the complex world of pond life, as we search for the freshwater invertebrates that call the waters of the Greenbelt home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aaace4626981.png Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/learn-to-ride Date: May 20, 2018

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free, fun event!

Show your child, 5 years of age or older, how to ride a 2-wheeler using the "balance first" method.

Please pre-register at https://www.bike.nyc/education/programs/learn-to-ride-kids/. For more information, please visit nyc.gov/parks or bikenewyork.org or call 311.

For accessibility information, contact Edwin Llopiz three days before the event at 718-965-8942.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Kaiser Park Entrance (in Kaiser Park)

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B129 Kaiser Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.57770156860400000, -73.99759674072300000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: May 20, 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:46 EST
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/family-day1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/family-day1 Date: May 20, 2018

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for a fun afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, an animal show, transformation face painting with Agostino Arts, a photo booth, cotton candy, and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Rufus King Park

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70389938354492000, -73.80339813232422000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fun on the Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/fun-on-the-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/fun-on-the-farm Date: May 20, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance at the Lefferts Historic House to learn how sheep's fleece is transformed into wool!

  • Wool Carding and Drop Spindle, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Learn how to card wool using special tools and how to spin with a drop spindle.
  • Spinning Demonstrations, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Come and meet our resident Spinner, Catherine Conrad and see how she spins wool fibers into thread.
  • Parade from the Zoo, 1:30 p.m.: Join Lefferts staff on a parade from the Zoo
  • Wool Washing, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: After the fleece is shorn from the sheep, the next step is washing it! Help staff clean the fleece and get it ready for felt balls and spinning!
  • Pom Pom Making, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: After the wool is washed and carded, you can try your hand at making a felt ball. Use the wood fibers to shape a ball and see if you can make it bounce.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: Quintet of the Americas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/music-in-the-garden-quintet-of-the-americas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/music-in-the-garden-quintet-of-the-americas Date: May 20, 2018

Queens Botanical Garden welcomes back the Quintet of the Americas for their seventh annual concert at the garden. Their performance, “Americans in Paris and Back Again” will feature selections from American composers, including George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and Quincy Jones.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-20 2018-05-20 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8d8d6cc2ee2.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Le Petit Art: Dioramas and 3D Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art Date: May 22, 2018

Kids create adorable miniature art and miniature worlds as gifts for others, or to keep. Parents and kids may participate together.

April: Rain Diorama
May: Flower Faeries in My Garden Diorama
June: Painted Stone Bug

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-22 2018-05-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/23/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/23/farm-open-hours Date: May 23, 2018

Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, our farm demonstrates the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-23 2018-05-23 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c48f601150.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Family Fun Fit Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/23/family-fun-fit-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/23/family-fun-fit-fusion Date: May 23, 2018

Join us for our annual Fitness Festival, now expanded to include family games and sports!


4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Soccer and Pickleball (Outdoor Pool Deck)
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Outdoor Spin (Outdoor Pool Deck)
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Family Crafts (Handball Courts)
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Bocce (Bocce Pit)
6:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. - Stretch and Tone (Field)
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Volleyball (Field)
7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Rope Frenzy (Handball Courts)
7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Yoga (Field)

Free to the public. Please bring a friend!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-242-5228

Location: James J. Walker Park (in James J Walker Park)

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M038 James J Walker Park 2018-05-23 2018-05-23 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72949981689453000, -74.00669860839844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf4d89320b0.jpg Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/24/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/24/greenbelt-peepers Date: May 24, 2018

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, 2-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Please note: Space is limited. Registration required. To register, please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-05-24 2018-05-24 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9965153d7e2.png Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: May 24, 2018

Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories and sing-along encouragement on our comfy and danceable turf lawn by the big locomotive.

This event is great for kids aged 5 years and under! Wear sunscreen or bring shade.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-05-24 2018-05-24 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.77471985104800000, -73.99253714084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da2548ef64.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:44:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/24/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/24/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds Date: May 24, 2018

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Please note: Space is limited; registration is requested. To register, please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-05-24 2018-05-24 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9966ab1f109.png Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/24/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/24/kids-imaginative-arts Date: May 24, 2018

Children will use their imagination and curiosity, and explore ideas for self expression to create themed artwork.

April: Showers - Painted Art and Pastel Art
May: Mother's Day Parchment Paper Greeting Cards 2D and 3D Floral Art
June: Father's Day Parchment Paper Greeting Cards and Painted Rocks

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-24 2018-05-24 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Capoeira in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/24/capoeira-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/24/capoeira-in-the-park Date: May 24, 2018

Led by expert instructors, this series introduces participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira and it's history.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Lawn east of Memorial Grove (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-05-24 2018-05-24 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.89110682274000000, -73.89625668525700000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Night at Randall's Island Park: Moana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/25/outdoor-movie-night-at-randalls-island-park-moana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/25/outdoor-movie-night-at-randalls-island-park-moana Date: May 25, 2018

Watch the journey of Moana (Auli’I Cravalo), a brave 16-year old girl, as she sets out on a daring adventure to save her people in this animated Disney film! Along for the ride on this action-packed journey is the once powerful Maui (Dwayne Johnson), pet pig Pua, and rooster Heihei. Travel with Moana as she conquers obstacles, learns about her ancestors and discovers her true identity.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:17 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Field 81 (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-05-25 2018-05-25 8:30 pm 10:17 pm 40.78372985973800000, -73.93353271484400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9f03e20ed18.jpg Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:15:03 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/summer-on-the-hudson-learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/summer-on-the-hudson-learn-to-ride Date: May 26, 2018

New riders aged 5 years and older learn to balance, ride, and enjoy life on two wheels. Bring your bike and helmet!

Please note: Reservations are required, please visit bike.nyc/education/programs/learn-to-ride-kids to register.

First come, first trained; there may be a wait.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Bike Path at 135th Street

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2018-05-26 2018-05-26 10:30 am 4:30 pm 40.82149887085000000, -73.95880126953100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da5267e88c.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:59:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/learn-to-ride Date: May 26, 2018

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free fun event! Show your kids, ages 5 or older, how to ride a two-wheeler.

Please pre-register at bike.nyc/education/classes/learn-to-ride-kids.

For accessibility information, contact Shawn James three days before event at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Springfield Park

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Q107 Springfield Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66180038452148400, -73.76159667968750000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Baylander Billion Oyster Project Presentation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/summer-on-the-hudson-baylander-billion-oyster-project-presentation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/summer-on-the-hudson-baylander-billion-oyster-project-presentation Date: May 26, 2018

Come see and learn about the Billion Oyster Project on the Baylander’s Jungle Deck. It's the latest effort to restore our harbor!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da3f20803e.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:59:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: May 26, 2018

It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part due to immigration and the free flow of ideas that come with it.

Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park),H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Woodlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/science-in-the-park-woodlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/26/science-in-the-park-woodlands Date: May 26, 2018

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park. Topics include water, animal adaptations, engineering and flight.

This series will not take place on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-05-26 2018-05-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Introducing…The Bug Club: The Greenbelt Amateur Entomologist Society - Monarchs of the Bug-Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/introducingthe-bug-club-the-greenbelt-amateur-entomologist-society http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/introducingthe-bug-club-the-greenbelt-amateur-entomologist-society Date: May 27, 2018

Introducing…The Bug Club: The Greenbelt Amateur Entomologist Society
Learn what it takes to be an Amateur Entomologist by exploring the world of insects! The Bug Club is an educational mini-series that explores the anatomy, life-cycles and the natural history of BUGS through engaging activities, bug excursions in the Greenbelt, and live insect demos.

Ages 5+. Donations are welcome.

Monarchs of the Bug-Kingdom!
Join us as we explore the life cycles of insects with a focus on how caterpillars morph into moths and butterflies. We will also learn how to can support our local pollinators at home through Citizen Science.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aaae2092454f.png Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/summer-on-the-hudson-sun-gaze-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/summer-on-the-hudson-sun-gaze-sundays Date: May 27, 2018

The Amateur Astronomers Association and solargazing return with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the sun and see sunspots and prominences under a summer sky.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa96c65a480e.JPG Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Mamapalooza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/summer-on-the-hudson-mamapalooza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/summer-on-the-hudson-mamapalooza Date: May 27, 2018

Fierce feminist families celebrate all mamas and the people who love them at our annual festival featuring music, family-focused vendors, wellness activities, face painting, art, and activism.

Features:

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da56534032.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:59:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Woodlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/science-in-the-park-woodlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/science-in-the-park-woodlands Date: May 27, 2018

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park. Topics include water, animal adaptations, engineering and flight.

This series will not take place on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: May 27, 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:46 EST
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/27/nocturnal-wildlife Date: May 27, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask an Urban Park Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-05-27 2018-05-27 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Memorial Day in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/memorial-day-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/28/memorial-day-in-prospect-park Date: May 28, 2018

Join the Prospect Park Alliance this Memorial Day for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the 1912 Carousel.

  • Prospect Park Audubon Center, Noon - 4:00 p.m., Free
    Join Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
    Discovery Pack, Noon - 3:00 p.m.
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
    Bird Nerd Game Hour, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Learn about birds and nature in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
    Animal Encounter, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 2 pm.
    Nature on the Go!, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us. This program leaves promptly at 3 pm.
  • Annual Memorial Day Potato Planting, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

    Join Prospect Park Alliance at the Lefferts Historic House, and get a taste of what life was like on a Flatbush farm in spring. Join us in planting our annual potato crop, race against friends and family in organized potato sack races and take a tour of the Lefferts historic rooms.
  • Carousel Rides, Noon - 5:00 p.m.
    Children’s Corner, $2.50 per ride, $11.50 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Supporter membership

    Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $150 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-05-28 2018-05-28 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000; 40.66370010375976600, -73.96419525146484000 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 09:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Le Petit Art: Dioramas and 3D Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/29/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/29/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art Date: May 29, 2018

Kids create adorable miniature art and miniature worlds as gifts for others, or to keep. Parents and kids may participate together.

April: Rain Diorama
May: Flower Faeries in My Garden Diorama
June: Painted Stone Bug

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-29 2018-05-29 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/30/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/30/farm-open-hours Date: May 30, 2018

Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, our farm demonstrates the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-30 2018-05-30 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c48f601150.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/greenbelt-peepers Date: May 31, 2018

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, 2-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Please note: Space is limited. Registration required. To register, please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-05-31 2018-05-31 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9965153d7e2.png Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: May 31, 2018

Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories and sing-along encouragement on our comfy and danceable turf lawn by the big locomotive.

This event is great for kids aged 5 years and under! Wear sunscreen or bring shade.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-05-31 2018-05-31 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.77471985104800000, -73.99253714084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da2548ef64.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:44:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds Date: May 31, 2018

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Please note: Space is limited; registration is requested. To register, please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-05-31 2018-05-31 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9966ab1f109.png Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/kids-imaginative-arts Date: May 31, 2018

Children will use their imagination and curiosity, and explore ideas for self expression to create themed artwork.

April: Showers - Painted Art and Pastel Art
May: Mother's Day Parchment Paper Greeting Cards 2D and 3D Floral Art
June: Father's Day Parchment Paper Greeting Cards and Painted Rocks

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-31 2018-05-31 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Capoeira in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/capoeira-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/capoeira-in-the-park Date: May 31, 2018

Led by expert instructors, this series introduces participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira and it's history.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Lawn east of Memorial Grove (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-05-31 2018-05-31 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.89110682274000000, -73.89625668525700000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT