NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:19:50 GMT <![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/introduction-to-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/introduction-to-sign-language Date: May 2, 2017

Learn basic sign language for communication. This program is offered to adults.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 11:00 am 0:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 2, 2017

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

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

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

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-02 2017-05-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost: Farm & Garden Work Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days Date: May 3, 2017

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, and composting.

Bring a water bottle, and wear a sun hat, closed-toed shoes, and clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.

This volunteer event takes place on the first Wednesday of the month at Heritage Farm and on the third Saturday of the month at the Compost Demonstration Garden.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebd2eecf3aa.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: May 3, 2017

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

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

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

Related Events

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/bryant-park-public-tours Date: May 3, 2017

Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today.

Our guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

Please arrive at the Fountain by 10:55 a.m. to check-in with the guide. The tour will depart promptly at 11 a.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Turn and Learn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/nyc-compost-project-turn-and-learn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/nyc-compost-project-turn-and-learn Date: May 3, 2017

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.

Bring a water bottle, and wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e52e32df34f.jpg Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/boatbuilding-at-pier-40-on-wednesday-afternoons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/boatbuilding-at-pier-40-on-wednesday-afternoons Date: May 3, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Boatbuilding of traditional Whitehall gigs: larger wooden rowboats for four rowers and a coxswain (captain).

We build these boats at our workshop on Pier 40. But we also row them throughout the summer at least twice a week.

The Village Community Boathouse also offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 15, 2017.

This event is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-05-03 2017-05-03 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f96d23e8452.png Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Planting Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/planting-potatoes-and-sweet-potatoes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/planting-potatoes-and-sweet-potatoes Date: May 3, 2017

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

Pleas RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Rockaway Student Farm

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2017-05-03 2017-05-03 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.66746000000000000, -73.91048400000000000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: Dance Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/bryant-park-presents-dance-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/03/bryant-park-presents-dance-party Date: May 3, 2017

Dance Party, hosted and produced by Bryant Park Presents and Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences each Wednesday evening. All ages are welcome to explore a different dance genre each week, including swing, tango, salsa, bachata and more.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-03 2017-05-03 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: May 4, 2017

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

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

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

Related Events

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 4, 2017

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West.) Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/tour-the-battery Date: May 4, 2017

Join us for a tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan.

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Tours of The Battery take place every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and last about an hour. Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up
RSVP and receive a free Battery Bug button when you arrive!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[S.T.E.A.M.: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/steam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/steam Date: May 4, 2017

S.T.E.A.M. is a program that allows children ages 6 through 13 to participate in a variety of fun and educational hands-on activities that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2a9dc4365e.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Island Historical Tour (North)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/island-historical-tour-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/04/island-historical-tour-north Date: May 4, 2017

Did you know that the Randall's Island was once three separate land masses? The island has a rich and unique history. Come learn more about the influential people, the bridges, and the landscape changes that transformed the Randall's Island into the beautiful park it is today!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-04 2017-05-04 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bee251b986f.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: May 5, 2017

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

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

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

Related Events

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

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

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

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: May 5, 2017

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/05/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program Date: May 5, 2017

Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A!

Learn how to identify different trees and insects. Test and play with various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.

Funded through the generosity of Coucilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-05 2017-05-05 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fd2f4c1a6.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: May 6, 2017

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

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

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

Related Events

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Soil Health]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/spring-soil-health http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/spring-soil-health Date: May 6, 2017

Spring is here and it’s time to prepare for the growing season! Join Queens Botanical Garden Farm staff to learn how to grow healthy plants and care for your soil. Learn about soil testing, cover crops, and compost application, and get planning tips.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58eb94df9e199.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 6, 2017

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Equipment will be provided.

Class spaces are first-come, first-served. To register, visit orvis.com/newyorkcity and click the blue and gold "Join Us" banner.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Orvis

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2017-05-06 2017-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75311208147800000, -73.98086478220900000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYCH2O Tour of the Ridgewood Reservior]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/nych2o-tour-of-the-ridgewood-reservior http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/nych2o-tour-of-the-ridgewood-reservior Date: May 6, 2017

Take a history,engineering and ecology tour of the reservoir and Brooklyn Waterworks led by guides from NYCH2O

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-235-4100

Location: Ridgewood Reservior

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2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68249893188500000, -73.88819885253900000 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Butterfly Project NYC Native Plant Share]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/butterfly-project-nyc-native-plant-share Date: May 6, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: Grove Hill Learning Garden

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

Join NYC Parks, the Urban Park Rangers, and the Fort Tryon Park Trust at the Urban Wildlife Festival to get up close and personal with owls, hawks, porcupines, tortoises, and more at this free festival in Highbridge Park.

Learn about their traits and behaviors from New York State licensed rehabilitators and the Urban Park Rangers. Come and enjoy relay races, animal-themed arts and crafts, a free puppet show performed by the City Parks PuppetMobile, and dance to the sounds of live music from Shine and the Moonbeams!


Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.84230041503906000, -73.93499755859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d14a0bb6ab6.jpg Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/freshwater-fishing Date: May 6, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.

Our experienced Urban Park Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel. Whether you choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Meet inside the park at Kissena Lake (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74771921002100000, -73.80528949618200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f05a64d4c.JPG Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Walking Tour of Jamaica]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/walking-tour-of-jamaica http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/06/walking-tour-of-jamaica Date: May 6, 2017

King Manor’s caretaker and longtime Jamaica resident Roy Fox will lead a walking tour of our neighborhood. Learn about the history of the area from Colonial times to the present and how the sites we see today are connected to Rufus King and his family.

Start time: 3:00 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 2017-05-06 2017-05-06 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e7c2be39515.jpg Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird-Watching at the Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir Date: May 7, 2017

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2017-05-07 2017-05-07 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 7, 2017

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYCH2O Tour of the Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/nych2o-tour-of-the-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/nych2o-tour-of-the-ridgewood-reservoir Date: May 7, 2017

Take a history, engineering and ecology tour of the reservoir and Brooklyn Waterworks led by guides from NYCH2O

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-235-4100

Location: Ridgewood Reservior

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2017-05-07 2017-05-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68249893188500000, -73.88819885253900000 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: May 7, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Woodlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/science-in-the-park-woodlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/science-in-the-park-woodlands Date: May 7, 2017

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, free, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park. Topics include pond exploration, engineering, insects, and flight. This program is suitable for children ages 7 to 11.

There will be no program on Sunday, May 28 (Memorial Day Weekend) or Sunday, June 18 (Father's Day Weekend).

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 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Irish Arts Center New York City Irish Dance Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts-center-new-york-city-irishdance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts-center-new-york-city-irishdance-festival Date: May 7, 2017

Irish Arts Center kicks off Summer on the Hudson's 2017 season with its annual day-long Irish Dance Festival featuring performances by hundreds of the best Irish dancers and opportunities for the whole family to join in.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c05cb2b95ef.JPG Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/queens-botanical-garden-childrens-book-reading-and-craft-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/queens-botanical-garden-childrens-book-reading-and-craft-day Date: May 7, 2017

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon with a reading of Up, Down & Around by Katherine Ayres, followed by a seed planting.

Recommended for ages 10 and younger.

Sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-07 2017-05-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58cfd4611f112.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 7, 2017

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

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

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

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/bryant-park-language-classes Date: May 8, 2017

Bryant Park speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and French with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.

Please note: Pre-registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot. 20 student capacity per class. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered. We are able to accept drop-ins on the day of class if it is not full.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-08 2017-05-08 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Boro-Linc Staten Island: Telling Stories of Our Neighborhood and Borough (Unit 2)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/borolinc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/borolinc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-2 Date: May 8, 2017

Enjoy free arts workshops for the whole family! Songwriting, art-making, storytelling, poetry, movement and puppetry collide in this series of hands-on workshops for kids and adults alike.

Join Lincoln Center Boro-Linc’s Artist in Residence, Emma Alabaster, and special guest artists to learn about and share where we come from, where we live, and the futures we want to see. Come to meet your neighbors, connect with your family, inspire and be inspired by people of all ages. Most importantly, come to have fun!

Unit 2: Where Are We?
A creative telling of our neighborhoods and our borough through collage, soundscape, poetry, and interviewing.

No experience necessary. All workshops are free and open to the public. Dinner is provided free of charge.

Registration
We only have space for 25 participants, so sign up today! Participants are encouraged to commit to all dates in the unit. Please register here.There will be a special performance event on May 27.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-08 2017-05-08 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.64189454909600000, -74.10201304660700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee69468622a.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: May 9, 2017

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

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

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

Related Events

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/introduction-to-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/introduction-to-sign-language Date: May 9, 2017

Learn basic sign language for communication. This program is offered to adults.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 11:00 am 0:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Kill Salt Marsh Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour Date: May 9, 2017

Join us for a tour of the Bronx Kill Salt Marsh to view wildlife up close, learn about the ecological importance of wetlands, and explore the waterfront adjacent to the Harlem and East Rivers.

Cold water will be provided.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Bronx Kill Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79676106648500000, -73.91593360900900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58beeb04658ca.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit Date: May 9, 2017

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a series of exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive and continue fat burning after you’ve completed your workout.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Terrace at 108th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 6:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.80417773640200000, -73.97017335891700000 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 10, 2017

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include: Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West.) Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/bryant-park-public-tours Date: May 10, 2017

Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today.

Our guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

Please arrive at the Fountain by 10:55 a.m. to check-in with the guide. The tour will depart promptly at 11 a.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/boatbuilding-at-pier-40-on-wednesday-afternoons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/boatbuilding-at-pier-40-on-wednesday-afternoons Date: May 10, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Boatbuilding of traditional Whitehall gigs: larger wooden rowboats for four rowers and a coxswain (captain).

We build these boats at our workshop on Pier 40. But we also row them throughout the summer at least twice a week.

The Village Community Boathouse also offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 15, 2017.

This event is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-05-10 2017-05-10 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f96d23e8452.png Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Boro-Linc Staten Island: Telling Stories of Our Neighborhood and Borough (Unit 2)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/borolinc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/borolinc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-2 Date: May 10, 2017

Enjoy free arts workshops for the whole family! Songwriting, art-making, storytelling, poetry, movement and puppetry collide in this series of hands-on workshops for kids and adults alike.

Join Lincoln Center Boro-Linc’s Artist in Residence, Emma Alabaster, and special guest artists to learn about and share where we come from, where we live, and the futures we want to see. Come to meet your neighbors, connect with your family, inspire and be inspired by people of all ages. Most importantly, come to have fun!

Unit 2: Where Are We?
A creative telling of our neighborhoods and our borough through collage, soundscape, poetry, and interviewing.

No experience necessary. All workshops are free and open to the public. Dinner is provided free of charge.

Registration
We only have space for 25 participants, so sign up today! Participants are encouraged to commit to all dates in the unit. Please register here.There will be a special performance event on May 27.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.64189454909600000, -74.10201304660700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee69468622a.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: Dance Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/bryant-park-presents-dance-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/bryant-park-presents-dance-party Date: May 10, 2017

Dance Party, hosted and produced by Bryant Park Presents and Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences each Wednesday evening. All ages are welcome to explore a different dance genre each week, including swing, tango, salsa, bachata and more.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA Monthly Monitoring Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring-session Date: May 10, 2017

We will hike within High Rock Park to listen for frogs. Please bring a headlamp or flashlight.

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

This program is sponsored by Greener NY.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c886d28a0e9.png Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: May 11, 2017

Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories on our comfy turf lawn. Great for kids ages 5 and younger.

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 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.77471985104800000, -73.99253714084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c062903c856.JPG Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/tour-the-battery Date: May 11, 2017

Join us for a tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan.

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Tours of The Battery take place every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and last about an hour. Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up
RSVP and receive a free Battery Bug button when you arrive!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[S.T.E.A.M.: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/steam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/steam Date: May 11, 2017

S.T.E.A.M. is a program that allows children ages 6 through 13 to participate in a variety of fun and educational hands-on activities that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2a9dc4365e.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Power of Herbs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/the-power-of-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/the-power-of-herbs Date: May 11, 2017

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

Please RSVP here.

Presented in partnership with Sebert Harper

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Bronx Sunshine Garden

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2017-05-11 2017-05-11 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.83670043945300000, -73.88469696044900000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 12, 2017

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

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

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

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-12 2017-05-12 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: May 12, 2017

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-12 2017-05-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 13, 2017

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Equipment will be provided.

Class spaces are first-come, first-served. To register, visit orvis.com/newyorkcity and click the blue and gold "Join Us" banner.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Orvis

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2017-05-13 2017-05-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75311208147800000, -73.98086478220900000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Food and Farms Walking Tour: Highbridge Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/bronx-food-farms-walking-tour-highbridge-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/bronx-food-farms-walking-tour-highbridge-gardens Date: May 13, 2017

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

Tour Guide: Bobby Gonzalez, Bronx historian.

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: East 161st Street and Grand Concourse

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2017-05-13 2017-05-13 10:00 am 2:30 pm 40.82672480000000000, -73.92262320000000000 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Baywaters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/science-in-the-park-baywaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/science-in-the-park-baywaters Date: May 13, 2017

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 will be provided.

Please note: There will be no program on Saturday, May 27 (Memorial Day Weekend).

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Little Bay Park

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.78960037231445000, -73.78700256347656000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: May 13, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: May 13, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Family Discovery Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/central-park-conservancy-family-discovery-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/central-park-conservancy-family-discovery-day Date: May 13, 2017

Join us for a day of discovery and learn first-hand about the people, plants, and wildlife that make Central Park thrive! Parents and children of all ages are invited to explore the Park from an insider’s perspective. Families can make their way through a series of stations, each with an interactive activity designed to teach you more about the ecology and management of Central Park. Complete all the activities to receive a free Discovery Journal!

Ongoing Activities:

  • View invertebrates and live birds
  • Decorate your own flowerpot and plant a wildflower
  • Get a close up view of the lawnmowers and carts that keep Central Park clean and green
  • Design your own urban park
  • Test your skills with a scavenger hunt and Central Park trivia
  • Learn about Central Park Conservancy’s trash management system

Our Discovery Programs offer a variety of educational events and resources to help families explore Central Park and develop skills for learning and inquiry, all in the world's greatest outdoor classroom.

Please RSVP to let us know you are coming at centralparknyc.org/discoveryday.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: East Pinetum (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.78189849853515600, -73.96410369873047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58dd695e67e93.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Wonderful Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/storefront-science-kids-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/storefront-science-kids-workshop Date: May 13, 2017

Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A!

Join Dr. A in examining the trees of Fort Tryon Park. Each child will recieve their own Explore Outside Your Door Tree ID kit to help identify the different trees of Fort Tryon Park!

Funded through the generosity of Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Please note: Space is limited to 15 children (ages 5 to 11) . RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fd2f4c1a6.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Turn and Learn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/nyc-compost-project-turn-and-learn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/nyc-compost-project-turn-and-learn Date: May 13, 2017

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.

Bring a water bottle and wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e52e32df34f.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Marvelous Mushrooms Spring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/marvelous-mushrooms-spring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/marvelous-mushrooms-spring Date: May 13, 2017

Fungi can be helpful in your garden and delicious in the kitchen. This class offers a peek into the fungi kingdom at large and addresses DIY indoor growing and cultivation methods with the option to transfer your fungi to your outdoor garden.

In addition to a demonstration of basic propagation techniques, the class offers resources for finding mushroom materials to work with as you set about on your homegrown mycological pursuits.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Smiling Hogshead Ranch

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2017-05-13 2017-05-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.74296765434700000, -73.94364686270500000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/13/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: May 13, 2017

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-13 2017-05-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Salamander Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/kids-salamander-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/kids-salamander-exploration Date: May 14, 2017

We 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) 319-7258

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.90439987182617000, -73.89640045166016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f6fde6c5b.JPG Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: May 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: May 14, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Woodlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/science-in-the-park-woodlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/science-in-the-park-woodlands Date: May 14, 2017

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, free, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park. Topics include pond exploration, engineering, insects, and flight. This program is suitable for children ages 7 to 11.

There will be no program on Sunday, May 28 (Memorial Day Weekend) or Sunday, June 18 (Father's Day Weekend).

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 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/rangers-choice-archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/14/rangers-choice-archery Date: May 14, 2017

Archery is a wonderful way to improve focus, develop patience, and build upper body strength. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow.

A beginner's introduction to the sport of Archery. This program is suitable for ages 8 and up.

Registration is required. If necessary, a lottery will be run to select participants. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on May 3.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2017-05-14 2017-05-14 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60359954833984400, -74.15840148925781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f81bde5f6.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/15/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/15/bryant-park-language-classes Date: May 15, 2017

Bryant Park speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and French with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.

Please note: Pre-registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot. 20 student capacity per class. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered. We are able to accept drop-ins on the day of class if it is not full.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-15 2017-05-15 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Boro-Linc Staten Island: Telling Stories of Our Neighborhood and Borough (Unit 2)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/15/borolinc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/15/borolinc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-2 Date: May 15, 2017

Enjoy free arts workshops for the whole family! Songwriting, art-making, storytelling, poetry, movement and puppetry collide in this series of hands-on workshops for kids and adults alike.

Join Lincoln Center Boro-Linc’s Artist in Residence, Emma Alabaster, and special guest artists to learn about and share where we come from, where we live, and the futures we want to see. Come to meet your neighbors, connect with your family, inspire and be inspired by people of all ages. Most importantly, come to have fun!

Unit 2: Where Are We?
A creative telling of our neighborhoods and our borough through collage, soundscape, poetry, and interviewing.

No experience necessary. All workshops are free and open to the public. Dinner is provided free of charge.

Registration
We only have space for 25 participants, so sign up today! Participants are encouraged to commit to all dates in the unit. Please register here.There will be a special performance event on May 27.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-15 2017-05-15 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.64189454909600000, -74.10201304660700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee69468622a.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/introduction-to-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/introduction-to-sign-language Date: May 16, 2017

Learn basic sign language for communication. This program is offered to adults.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 11:00 am 0:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 16, 2017

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/16/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit Date: May 16, 2017

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a series of exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive and continue fat burning after you’ve completed your workout.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Terrace at 108th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-05-16 2017-05-16 6:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.80417773640200000, -73.97017335891700000 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/bryant-park-public-tours Date: May 17, 2017

Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today.

Our guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

Please arrive at the Fountain by 10:55 a.m. to check-in with the guide. The tour will depart promptly at 11 a.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-17 2017-05-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/boatbuilding-at-pier-40-on-wednesday-afternoons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/boatbuilding-at-pier-40-on-wednesday-afternoons Date: May 17, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Boatbuilding of traditional Whitehall gigs: larger wooden rowboats for four rowers and a coxswain (captain).

We build these boats at our workshop on Pier 40. But we also row them throughout the summer at least twice a week.

The Village Community Boathouse also offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 15, 2017.

This event is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-05-17 2017-05-17 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f96d23e8452.png Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Boro-Linc Staten Island: Telling Stories of Our Neighborhood and Borough (Unit 2)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/borolinc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/borolinc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-2 Date: May 17, 2017

Enjoy free arts workshops for the whole family! Songwriting, art-making, storytelling, poetry, movement and puppetry collide in this series of hands-on workshops for kids and adults alike.

Join Lincoln Center Boro-Linc’s Artist in Residence, Emma Alabaster, and special guest artists to learn about and share where we come from, where we live, and the futures we want to see. Come to meet your neighbors, connect with your family, inspire and be inspired by people of all ages. Most importantly, come to have fun!

Unit 2: Where Are We?
A creative telling of our neighborhoods and our borough through collage, soundscape, poetry, and interviewing.

No experience necessary. All workshops are free and open to the public. Dinner is provided free of charge.

Registration
We only have space for 25 participants, so sign up today! Participants are encouraged to commit to all dates in the unit. Please register here.There will be a special performance event on May 27.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-17 2017-05-17 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.64189454909600000, -74.10201304660700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee69468622a.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Meadow Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/wildflower-meadow-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/wildflower-meadow-tour Date: May 17, 2017

Stretching along the East River near the iconic Hell Gate Bridge, our Wildflower Meadow is home to an array of native and ornamental plants that provide food and shelter for bees, butterflies, birds, and other wildlife. Join an experienced member of the Randall's Island Park Alliance's Horticulture Department for a stroll through the meadow. Smell the flowers, search high and low for meadow residents, and take in the breathtaking views.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-17 2017-05-17 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bedbb106dd3.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Creative Structures from Your Existing Rubble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/making-creative-structures-from-your-existing-rubble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/making-creative-structures-from-your-existing-rubble Date: May 17, 2017

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

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Patchen Community Square

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2017-05-17 2017-05-17 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.68654690000000000, -73.92680100000000000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: Dance Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/bryant-park-presents-dance-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/bryant-park-presents-dance-party Date: May 17, 2017

Dance Party, hosted and produced by Bryant Park Presents and Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences each Wednesday evening. All ages are welcome to explore a different dance genre each week, including swing, tango, salsa, bachata and more.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-17 2017-05-17 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Fundraising Workshop: How to Vanquish Fundraising Fears]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/fundraising-workshop-how-to-vanquish-fundraising-fears http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/17/fundraising-workshop-how-to-vanquish-fundraising-fears Date: May 17, 2017

Partnerships for Parks and ioby will help you slay common fears about grant writing and crowd funding. We’ll cover tips for becoming a confident, successful fundraiser and share resources for further support.

Expert speakers:

  • Michael Mullaley, Partnerships for Parks
  • Ethany Uttech, ioby

Partnerships Academy workshops are free and open to the public!

Please register here if you would like to attend.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-17 2017-05-17 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.76760101318400000, -73.97129821777300000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: May 18, 2017

Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories on our comfy turf lawn. Great for kids ages 5 and younger.

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 2017-05-18 2017-05-18 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.77471985104800000, -73.99253714084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c062903c856.JPG Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/18/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/18/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: May 18, 2017

Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of living art. Visitors on this tour will admire park vistas as if walking through a landscape painting, all while learning about the park's intricate design features. Discover the park's most artfully executed landscapes on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Sheep Meadow, the Mall, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves hills and stairs. The tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-18 2017-05-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/18/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/18/tour-the-battery Date: May 18, 2017

Join us for a tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan.

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Tours of The Battery take place every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. and last about an hour. Please arrive 10 minutes early as the tour will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Sign up
RSVP and receive a free Battery Bug button when you arrive!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-05-18 2017-05-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[S.T.E.A.M.: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/18/steam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/18/steam Date: May 18, 2017

S.T.E.A.M. is a program that allows children ages 6 through 13 to participate in a variety of fun and educational hands-on activities that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-18 2017-05-18 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2a9dc4365e.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 19, 2017

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

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

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

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-19 2017-05-19 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: May 19, 2017

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-19 2017-05-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances Date: May 19, 2017

Join various local companies for dance performances and lessons of different movement styles.

Harlem Dances events take place on the third Friday of each month from May through August.

Schedule

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-05-19 2017-05-19 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c081f582b24.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: May 20, 2017

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Equipment will be provided.

Class spaces are first-come, first-served. To register, visit orvis.com/newyorkcity and click the blue and gold "Join Us" banner.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Orvis

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2017-05-20 2017-05-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75311208147800000, -73.98086478220900000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost: Farm and Garden Work Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days Date: May 20, 2017

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, and composting,

Bring a water bottle. Wear a sun hat, closed-toed shoes, and clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.

This volunteer program meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Heritage Farm and the third Saturday of the month at the Compost Demonstration Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebd2eecf3aa.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Baywaters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/science-in-the-park-baywaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/science-in-the-park-baywaters Date: May 20, 2017

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 will be provided.

Please note: There will be no program on Saturday, May 27 (Memorial Day Weekend).

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Little Bay Park

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.78960037231445000, -73.78700256347656000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 20, 2017

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: May 20, 2017

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

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 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[For The Birds Festival: A Celebration of All Things Avian]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/for-the-birds-festivala-celebration-of-all-things-avian http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/for-the-birds-festivala-celebration-of-all-things-avian Date: May 20, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5548c92f8fc9b.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: May 20, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Traditions Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/traditions-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/traditions-festival Date: May 20, 2017

Join King Manor for the second annual Traditions Festival, where we will be showcasing artists, artisans, and performers demonstrating crafts from many different cultures from the 19th century and modern times.

See how New Yorkers made household goods 200 years ago and learn about how communities from all across Queens today bring their culture to our city.

There will be plenty of hands-on activities and fun for adults and children.

Start time: 12:00 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 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e7c392ab1cf.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Turn and Learn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/nyc-compost-project-turn-and-learn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/nyc-compost-project-turn-and-learn Date: May 20, 2017

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.

Bring a water bottle and wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e52e32df34f.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:00:06 EDT