NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 18 Feb 2018 03:25:27 GMT <![CDATA[Black History Month: The Birthplace of Hip Hop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/african-american-history-month-the-birthplace-of-hip-hop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/african-american-history-month-the-birthplace-of-hip-hop Date: February 24, 2018

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

On August 11th, 1973, hip hop was born in The Bronx at a recreational room party. The party was so popular and crowded it had to move the party over to what is now known as Cedar Playground.

Join the Urban Park Rangers and learn about the history of the popular music genre that began as an underground urban movement.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Cedar Playground

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X111 Cedar Playground 2018-02-24 2018-02-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85509872436523400, -73.91750335693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4fa89596fb5.jpg Fri, 02 Feb 2018 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 24, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-24 2018-02-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8342c005be0.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: February 24, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-24 2018-02-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820d22a60bd.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Watercolor Workshop II]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/winter-watercolor-workshop-ii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/winter-watercolor-workshop-ii Date: February 24, 2018

In this class, artist Chemin Hsiao will work with you to explore the unique qualities of winter light and landscape through watercolor painting.

Participants will spend some time outside so dress warmly (weather dependent), and will get an exclusive peek inside Queens Botanical Garden’s working greenhouse. Beginners are welcome, but are encouraged to also register for Winter Watercolor Workshop I.

Please note: Registration is required; to register, please visit winterwatercolor2.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-02-24 2018-02-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0f1d267c8f4.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:14:59 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with Winter Swing!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-winter-swing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/24/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-winter-swing Date: February 24, 2018

Join us to celebrate Harlem’s most famous dance genre with The Lindy Hop and The Big Apple Circle Dance. We will be swinging and hopping to some legendary Harlem jazz greats and more. Be part of a fun day of dance that will also include swing, pop, soul, R&B, and hip hop...just enough variety to spice it up!

Hosted in partnership with The Harlem Swing Dance Society. You’ll learn a few swing dance steps and then get the chance to practice those moves to DJ music. Enjoy demonstrations, mingle, and have fun!

This indoor event is FREE and open to the public.

All are welcome! RSVPs encouraged at https://winterswingpf.eventbrite.com.

Schedule of Activities:

The Big Apple Dance Lesson 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lindy Hop Dance Lesson 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Social Dance Mix & Mingle 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by February 17.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2018-02-24 2018-02-24 3:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6200e7a5b9f.png Mon, 29 Jan 2018 17:14:42 EST
<![CDATA[Frog Watch USA Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/25/frog-watch-usa-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/25/frog-watch-usa-training-session Date: February 25, 2018

Become a citizen scientist! Discover how you can help frogs and toads in our environment by identifying and monitoring their unique vocal calls. This training kicks off the Greenbelt's 2018 monitoring season.

Ages 8+. Learn more about FrogWatch aza.org/frogwatch.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2018-02-25 2018-02-25 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a595556dca18.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/25/winter-workspace-dropin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/25/winter-workspace-dropin Date: February 25, 2018

Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-In Sunday. Artists in Session 2 of this program are Michele Brody, Tamara Kostianovsky, Athena LaTocha and Maika’i Tubbs.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-25 2018-02-25 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a315514e4a4d.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: February 26, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-02-26 2018-02-26 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: February 26, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-02-26 2018-02-26 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: February 26, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-02-26 2018-02-26 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: February 27, 2018

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 clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.

Registration is requested.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-02-27 2018-02-27 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a25ba2867703.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:14:41 EST
<![CDATA[Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language Date: February 28, 2018

Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use the signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided. (Adults)

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-28 2018-02-28 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/adults-le-petit-art Date: February 28, 2018

Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art. Participnts will learn how to create miniature pieces. They will learn miniature pieces can be quite detailed and take time to create. Participants are encouraged to take their time and concentrate on creating a fully-developed piece.

Adults of all ages, including seniors, are welcome.

Themes

January - ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) 2.5" x 3.5": Create work inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Mini Valentine-Inspired Work on Cardboard
February - Mini Poetry Book: Write your own or favorite poem or phrase to carry with you
March - Still Life on Cardboard inspired by the season. Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-28 2018-02-28 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights Date: February 28, 2018

Astrobiology: Life on Other Worlds

Although we’ve yet to find life beyond Earth, we continue to search for it every single day. But, what exactly are we searching for? And since the Universe is so big, where should we look first? Come find out in this presentation by Jaclyn Avidon, former Board member of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York and NASA Fellow.

7-8:00pm Lecture

8:00pm-8:30pm Skygazing on the rooftop (weather permitted). Feel free to bring your own telescopes or binoculars to set up next to the experts!

The event is free but space is limited. Please RSVP on eventbrite https://tdastrobiology.eventbrite.com

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 212 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2018-02-28 2018-02-28 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a60d001cb568.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 1, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-01 2018-03-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 2, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-02 2018-03-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Imagination Playstation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/imagination-playstation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/imagination-playstation Date: March 2, 2018

Babies and toddlers can come create, explore, and imagine through this fun-filled activity. The children will be creating their own worlds through art and play. Using recycled materials they can pretend they are in a rocket ship or driving a race car. The program is for children 0 - 5 years old. Guardians must stay with children for the program.

Start time: 12:15 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2018-03-02 2018-03-02 12:15 pm 1:45 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6de8f2399a9.jpg Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:59:42 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: March 2, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-02 2018-03-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/0303-alley-pond-park-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/0303-alley-pond-park-forest-restoration Date: March 3, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect forested areas in Alley Pond Park!

Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 3925232

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74260657788600000, -73.74107217788700000 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:44:59 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Give a Feathery Friend a Home or a Feeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/family-art-project-give-a-feathery-friend-a-home-or-a-feeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/family-art-project-give-a-feathery-friend-a-home-or-a-feeder Date: March 3, 2018

Winter birds and returning migrators could use a little help right now with nests and food. Camouflage the boxy shape of an ordinary milk carton with pine boughs and leaves. Add seeds and an inviting stick perch to create a welcoming home.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a747929e2ccb.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 3, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[She's on Point! A Celebration of Girls in Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports Date: March 3, 2018

She’s on Point celebrates the achievements of female athletes by introducing young girls and boys to sports.

Through partnerships with local colleges and sports organizations, as well as the contributions of NYC Parks public programming staff, a variety of sports clinics and demonstrations take place, from traditional to alternative sports.

We also incorporate a speaking portion, where professional athletes and coaches are invited to talk about their pathways into a career in sports.

This specific session will focus on volleyball.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:14:41 EST
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: March 3, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[Compost Mania]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/compost-mania http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/compost-mania Date: March 3, 2018

See decomposers under the microscope,meet our red wiggler worms, mix your own potting soil, sow some seeds, and roll wildflower seed balls! Take home what you make! This family-friendly day is all about compost—how it’s made and used. Find out why recycling food scraps and yard waste creates a more sustainable urban environment!

Activities will be ongoing, but don’t miss our mini-workshops:

  • Making a Backyard Batch – 1pm
  • Composting at QBG – 3pm

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-03-03 2018-03-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7b295c3e82e.jpg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Compost Mania]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/compost-mania1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/compost-mania1 Date: March 3, 2018

New York City Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden

See decomposers under the microscope, meet our red wiggler worms, mix your own potting soil, sow some seeds, and roll wildflower seed balls! Take home what you make! This family-friendly day is all about compost—how it’s made and used. Find out why recycling food scraps and yard waste creates a more sustainable urban environment! Activities will be ongoing, but don’t miss our mini-workshops:

• Making a Backyard Batch – 1pm

• Composting at QBG – 3pm.

Register: compostmania2018.eventbrite.com

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-03-03 2018-03-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Coming to America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/coming-to-america1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/coming-to-america1 Date: March 3, 2018

The Conference House Association's "Coming to America" exhibit provides visitors reflection on the American immigrant experience from Colonial days to the present.

Visitors to the exhibit are invited to step into the life of a newly-arrived immigrant through the door of some personal artifacts. Historic regional maps and artistic world maps help relate the story. The exhibit includes a world map with the heading, "Where are you from?" . Visitors may engage in each other’s stories…the American story!

Exhibit funding generously provided by Council Member Joseph Borelli, 51st NYC Council District

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a848b718226b.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 3, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Family Wildlife Workshop with Bobby Horvath]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/kids-wildlife-workshop-with-bobby-horvath http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/kids-wildlife-workshop-with-bobby-horvath Date: March 3, 2018

Have you ever wanted to meet an eagle owl? Pet a fox? Hold a red-tailed hawk? Here’s your chance to get up close and personal with live animals that are representative of Northern Manhattan Parks’ wildlife.

Join rehabilitator, Bobby Horvath, to meet some of our wildlife and learn about the work of Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation.

Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a72203417f95.jpg Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Give a Feathery Friend a Home or a Feeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/family-art-project-give-a-feathery-friend-a-home-or-a-feeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/family-art-project-give-a-feathery-friend-a-home-or-a-feeder Date: March 4, 2018

Winter birds and returning migrators could use a little help right now with nests and food. Camouflage the boxy shape of an ordinary milk carton with pine boughs and leaves. Add seeds and an inviting stick perch to create a welcoming home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-04 2018-03-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 4, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-04 2018-03-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Nature and Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/historic-new-york-nature-and-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/historic-new-york-nature-and-design Date: March 4, 2018

Join the The Urban Park Rangers for a walking tour at Prospect Park. The Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpreting historic turning points, both natural and man-made in our city's long history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Grand Army Plaza Arch (in Grand Army Plaza)

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2018-03-04 2018-03-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.67290115356445000, -73.96980285644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81ec6507eda.jpg Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Women's History Month: Historic Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/womens-history-month-historic-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/womens-history-month-historic-women-of-queens Date: March 4, 2018

Celebrate Women's History Month with the Urban Park Rangers as they highlight the environmental activism efforts of Gertrude Waldeyer and other women significant to Queens.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-03-04 2018-03-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74260657788600000, -73.74107217788700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81ed408eb6b.jpg Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Animal of the Month: Seals and Whales]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/animal-of-the-month-seals-and-whales http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/animal-of-the-month-seals-and-whales Date: March 4, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Our Animal of the Month focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

Join our park rangers at Conference House Park, NYC's southernmost park, for a chance to seals and whales in our waterways.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-03-04 2018-03-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81eba24b4e9.jpg Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Plants and Pollinators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/natures-workshop-plants-and-pollinators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/natures-workshop-plants-and-pollinators Date: March 4, 2018

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

Without pollinating animals, most of our flowering plants would be unable to reproduce. Throughout evolution, flowers and animals have relied on each other for life itself. Learn about the connections between plants and pollinators and how to encourage them in urban landscapes.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-03-04 2018-03-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81f19f9a45d.jpg Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: March 5, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-03-05 2018-03-05 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: March 5, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-03-05 2018-03-05 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: March 5, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-03-05 2018-03-05 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Workshop for Park Groups: Learn How to Create Effective Group Structure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/workshop-for-park-groups-learn-how-to-create-effective-group-structure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/workshop-for-park-groups-learn-how-to-create-effective-group-structure Date: March 6, 2018

Partnerships Academy Workshops
Partnerships for Parks (PfP) invites you to join us at one of our many free and open to the public workshops offered year-round! They are a great way to meet, network, and learn the skills needed to get involved with, build, or sustain your park group.

Upcoming Workshop: Tune Up Your Group: Creating Effective Group Structure
Do you want to reach even more of your community park group’s goals in 2018? A key component of any successful group is organization – clarifying what you want to accomplish, and setting up your group to do so in the most effective way. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day work of your community park group and forget about the structural foundations that can make it run smoothly. Come to this workshop to reflect on how your group is organized and brainstorm ways to make it better. Learn from other community groups and discover ways to tweak the structure of your group to better reach your goals.

At this interactive workshop you will:

  • Determine your preferred teamwork style
  • Clarify your group’s vision, mission, and goals
  • Identify your group’s current structure and evaluate how well it is working
  • Develop next steps to improve your group’s structure and better achieve your goals

We hope you will come out and tune up your group! Get your group organized and structured for success so you can better support your park and community.

For more information or questions, please email relzinga@cityparksfoundation.org.

Please note: You can register to attend here.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Southbridge Towers

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2018-03-06 2018-03-06 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.70918962946200000, -74.00344614152500000 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language Date: March 7, 2018

Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use the signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided. (Adults)

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-07 2018-03-07 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/adults-le-petit-art Date: March 7, 2018

Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art. Participnts will learn how to create miniature pieces. They will learn miniature pieces can be quite detailed and take time to create. Participants are encouraged to take their time and concentrate on creating a fully-developed piece.

Adults of all ages, including seniors, are welcome.

Themes

January - ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) 2.5" x 3.5": Create work inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Mini Valentine-Inspired Work on Cardboard
February - Mini Poetry Book: Write your own or favorite poem or phrase to carry with you
March - Still Life on Cardboard inspired by the season. Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-07 2018-03-07 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 8, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-08 2018-03-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: March 8, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-08 2018-03-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[She's On Point! A Celebration of Girls in Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports Date: March 8, 2018

She’s on Point celebrates the achievements of female athletes by introducing young girls and boys to sports.

Through partnerships with local colleges and sports organizations, as well as the contributions of NYC Parks public programming staff, a variety of sports clinics and demonstrations take place, from traditional to alternative sports.

We also incorporate a speaking portion, where professional athletes and coaches are invited to talk about their pathways into a career in sports.

This event will cover a variety of themes including basketball, street hockey, aerobics and much, much more.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-6172

Location: P.S. 018 John G. Whittier

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2018-03-08 2018-03-08 2:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.63669967651400000, -74.11720275878900000 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:29:56 EST
<![CDATA[The ABC’s of Event Planning: How to Plan a Successful Event at your Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/the-abcs-of-event-planning-how-to-plan-a-successful-event-at-your-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/the-abcs-of-event-planning-how-to-plan-a-successful-event-at-your-garden Date: March 8, 2018

In preparation for Garden Month in June and the summer season, please join us as we discuss and come up with simple, quick, and easy steps to organize garden events. Whether you are thinking about hosting a community volunteer day, or opening the gates to your garden for a garden tour, this workshop will provide resources and information key to hosting a smooth, fun-filled, garden event!

Pre-registration required by visiting our Eventbrite page or by calling 212-602-5300.

Este taller se ofrecerá con traducción al Español.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2018-03-08 2018-03-08 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.71048049702100000, -74.00351333618200000 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 18:14:56 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 9, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-09 2018-03-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 9, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-09 2018-03-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Avifauna Fun Monoprints]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/family-art-project-avifauna-fun-monoprints http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/family-art-project-avifauna-fun-monoprints Date: March 10, 2018

Notice the elegant and distinctive shapes of our local bird species. Working with simple templates or your own design, use large pieces of construction paper and tempera paint to make simple, bold, large-scale birdy monoprints.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a747f33471d0.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Women's History Month: Gretta Moulton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/women-history-month-gretta-moulton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/women-history-month-gretta-moulton Date: March 10, 2018

The natural beauty of High Rock Park attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year including naturalists, hikers, school teachers, and their students, scouts, joggers, and dog walkers. High Rock Park is home to a diverse number of fauna and flora. Join us to learn about the passionate woman who helped save 300 acres from development so that we can all enjoy this wonderful park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81f22879a45.jpg Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 10, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[She's On Point! A Celebration of Girls in Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports Date: March 10, 2018

She’s on Point celebrates the achievements of female athletes by introducing young girls and boys to sports.

Through partnerships with local colleges and sports organizations, as well as the contributions of NYC Parks public programming staff, a variety of sports clinics and demonstrations take place, from traditional to alternative sports.

We also incorporate a speaking portion, where professional athletes and coaches are invited to talk about their pathways into a career in sports.

This specific session will focus on Basketball.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:14:41 EST
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: March 10, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Coming to America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/coming-to-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/coming-to-america Date: March 10, 2018

The Conference House Association's "Coming to America" exhibit provides visitors reflection on the American immigrant experience from Colonial days to the present.

Visitors to the exhibit are invited to step into the life of a newly-arrived immigrant through the door of some personal artifacts. Historic regional maps and artistic world maps help relate the story. The exhibit includes a world map with the heading, "Where are you from?" . Visitors may engage in each other’s stories…the American story!

Exhibit funding generously provided by Council Member Joseph Borelli, 51st NYC Council District

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a848b718226b.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Fire Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/outdoor-skills-fire-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/outdoor-skills-fire-making Date: March 10, 2018

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.

Registratioin is required. Registration opens on Wednesday, February 28. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Winchester Boulevard, under Grand Central Parkway (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81f315b3d67.jpg Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Seal Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/seal-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/seal-exploration Date: March 10, 2018

Winter is an amazing time of year to observe seals in the NY harbor estuary. You may be surprised by what looks like a rock in the distance, is actually a healthy seal.

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Exploration Series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-318-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a849187a632b.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Fire Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/outdoor-skills-fire-making1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/outdoor-skills-fire-making1 Date: March 10, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.

All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81f34c66ce6.jpg Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Survival Skills: Cordage and Rope Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/survival-skills-cordage-and-rope-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/survival-skills-cordage-and-rope-making Date: March 10, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Fire Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/outdoor-skills-fire-making2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/outdoor-skills-fire-making2 Date: March 10, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.

All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-1444

Location: Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a849104e03e3.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark with a Watercolor Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark Date: March 10, 2018

At Al Oerter Recreation Center, Ashton Agbomenou will teach adult watercolor classes demonstrationg how to use lines, shapes, and colors to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the two-hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome.

Ashton is a freelance painter and filmmaker with a BFA degree from Rhode Island School of Design. Born and raised in Harlem, New York he studied classical painting at the High School of Art & Design and the Art Students League of New York.

Please note: This event is free but space is limited; please RSVP to https://acfwatercolor.eventbrite.com.

This program is operated in partnership with the Art Students League of New York.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0c871363ccb.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/spring-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/spring-birding Date: March 11, 2018

Welcome migratory birds back to Wave Hill this spring. Explore the gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow on a quest to spot both resident and rare birds as they pass through on their northern journey or settle down for the season. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7480c30a08a.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Avifauna Fun Monoprints]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/family-art-project-avifauna-fun-monoprints http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/family-art-project-avifauna-fun-monoprints Date: March 11, 2018

Notice the elegant and distinctive shapes of our local bird species. Working with simple templates or your own design, use large pieces of construction paper and tempera paint to make simple, bold, large-scale birdy monoprints.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7481d1c0c46.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 11, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[She's On Point! A Celebration of Girls in Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports Date: March 11, 2018

She’s on Point celebrates the achievements of female athletes by introducing young girls and boys to sports.

Through partnerships with local colleges and sports organizations, as well as the contributions of NYC Parks public programming staff, a variety of sports clinics and demonstrations take place, from traditional to alternative sports.

We also incorporate a speaking portion, where professional athletes and coaches are invited to talk about their pathways into a career in sports.

This event will cover various themes in sports throughout.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:14:41 EST
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/family-nature-walk Date: March 11, 2018

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Registration not required. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7482da6e0b3.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Rangers Choice: Camp Cooking 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/rangers-choice-camp-cooking-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/rangers-choice-camp-cooking-101 Date: March 11, 2018

Become a campfire foodie!

Learn the basics on camp etiquette, how to set up a campfire, and how to make a meal with a Dutch Oven.

Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration begins on Wednesday, February 28th. To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers Program Registration page.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:15:05 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Science Discovery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/natures-workshp-science-discovery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/natures-workshp-science-discovery Date: March 11, 2018

Engage in fun science experiments and games to learn about the wonders of nature. Experiments will be enjoyable for all ages and all equipment will be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The Highbridge and the Croton Aqueduct]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/historic-new-york-the-highbridge-and-the-croton-aqueduct http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/historic-new-york-the-highbridge-and-the-croton-aqueduct Date: March 11, 2018

During New York's early years, clean water was paramount to the success of our great metropolis. The Croton Aqueduct brought the water we needed to combat the cholera epidemic of the 1830s.

Join the Urban Park Rangers on this historic walk along Highbridge, and learn how New York City's oldest bridge, completed in 1848, brought water from the Bronx to Manhattan, and helped our city grow in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-1444

Location: West 174 Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.84310150146484400, -73.93430328369140000 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Start Your Summer Veggies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/start-your-summer-veggies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/start-your-summer-veggies Date: March 11, 2018

Cultivate your green thumb at QBG with resident plant expert Fred Gerber, in an introductory workshop on starting your summer vegetables indoors. Participants take home a starter garden!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-03-11 2018-03-11 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7b5a815b0fd.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: March 11, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/nocturnal-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/nocturnal-hike-light Date: March 11, 2018

What lurks around at night? Find out as the Urban Park Rangers lead a hike through Flushing Meadows Corona Park under the cover of darkness and discover the many animals that call this park home.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.72269821166992000, -73.82700347900390000 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:15:05 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/astronomy-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/11/astronomy-night-sky Date: March 11, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2018-03-11 2018-03-11 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.52040100097700000, -74.18949890136700000 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: March 12, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-03-12 2018-03-12 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: March 12, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-03-12 2018-03-12 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/12/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: March 12, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-03-12 2018-03-12 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language Date: March 14, 2018

Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use the signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided. (Adults)

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-14 2018-03-14 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/14/adults-le-petit-art Date: March 14, 2018

Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art. Participnts will learn how to create miniature pieces. They will learn miniature pieces can be quite detailed and take time to create. Participants are encouraged to take their time and concentrate on creating a fully-developed piece.

Adults of all ages, including seniors, are welcome.

Themes

January - ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) 2.5" x 3.5": Create work inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Mini Valentine-Inspired Work on Cardboard
February - Mini Poetry Book: Write your own or favorite poem or phrase to carry with you
March - Still Life on Cardboard inspired by the season. Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-14 2018-03-14 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 15, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-15 2018-03-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 15, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-15 2018-03-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Compost for Community Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/15/compost-for-community-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/15/compost-for-community-gardens Date: March 15, 2018

Reimagine your garden as one where yard waste and veggie scraps are transformed into a rich soil amendment that creates a lush bounty. There’s no magic involved, only composting! Learn to make compost, pick the bin that’s best for your garden, and set up a management plan. Presented in partnership with GreenThumb and Queens Botanical garden.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-03-15 2018-03-15 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7b5f73e7cee.JPG Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Lecture and Discussion: Dining Out in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/15/dining-out-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/15/dining-out-in-the-19th-century Date: March 15, 2018

Join author and Yale professor Paul Freedman as he discusses two chapters from his recent book Ten Restaurants that Changed America. Learn about the evolution of modern restaurant dining through a close-up look at Antoine’s and Delmonico’s, two New York City establishments that left an indelible mark on the American dining experience.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-03-15 2018-03-15 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7ddd8c8d5ff.jpg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 16, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-16 2018-03-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bartow's Literary Elevenses Book Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/bartows-literary-elevenses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/bartows-literary-elevenses Date: March 17, 2018

Join Museum Guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar as they lead a historical-fiction book club where literature and tea blend for a savory adventure.

Contact Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum for the current book being explored. Tea and light refreshments will be served; please bring a sweet or savory snack for the group to enjoy! Come be a part of the fun.

Registration is requested.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7dca2bd66e3.jpg Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/farmhouse-family-day Date: March 17, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[She's On Point! A Celebration of Girls in Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports Date: March 17, 2018

She’s on Point celebrates the achievements of female athletes and introducing young girls and boys to sports.

Through partnerships with local colleges and sports organizations, as well as the contributions of NYC Parks public programming staff, a variety of sports clinics and demonstrations take place, from traditional to alternative sports.

We also incorporate a speaking portion, where professional athletes and coaches are invited to talk about their pathways into a career in sports.

This specific session will focus on Double Dutch.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:14:41 EST
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: March 17, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Coming to America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/coming-to-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/coming-to-america Date: March 17, 2018

The Conference House Association's "Coming to America" exhibit provides visitors reflection on the American immigrant experience from Colonial days to the present.

Visitors to the exhibit are invited to step into the life of a newly-arrived immigrant through the door of some personal artifacts. Historic regional maps and artistic world maps help relate the story. The exhibit includes a world map with the heading, "Where are you from?" . Visitors may engage in each other’s stories…the American story!

Exhibit funding generously provided by Council Member Joseph Borelli, 51st NYC Council District

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a848b718226b.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Survival Series #4: The Ten Essentials]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/survival-series-4-the-ten-essentials http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/survival-series-4-the-ten-essentials Date: March 17, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a85e8e8c8ba0.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:15:05 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/astronomy-the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/astronomy-the-night-sky Date: March 17, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers will be our guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: East Drive and Lincoln Road (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.65990066528300000, -73.96389770507800000 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Women's History Month: Gravesend Cemetery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/womens-history-monthgravesend-cemetery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/womens-history-monthgravesend-cemetery-tour Date: March 18, 2018

Dating back to 1643, Gravesend Cemetery is the final resting place of many prominent early residents of old Brooklyn. Join the Urban Park Rangers on this historic tour of Gravesend Cemetery and learn about Lady Deborah Moody and her connections to Gravesend.

Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on March 7.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Gravesend Cemetery

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2018-03-18 2018-03-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.59519958496094000, -73.97350311279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a85ecc006a3f.jpg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Native American Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/native-american-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/native-american-games Date: March 18, 2018

Join the Urban Park Rangers for a fun afternoon of games and a little history about Native American games.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Chapin Parkway and 85th Avenue (in Captain Tilly Park)

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Q052 Captain Tilly Park 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.71210098266600000, -73.79889678955100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a85ec1b7d0ff.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Family Cooking Class: 15-Minute Meals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/family-cooking-class-15minute-meals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/family-cooking-class-15minute-meals Date: March 18, 2018

Join Allergic to Salad for a monthly series of vegetarian cooking classes for the whole family. Learn how to prep 15-minute meals, big batches of vegetables and pantry staples once a week to use in a number of different nutritious and easily adaptable weeknight courses. For all ages; children must be accompanied by participating adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-03-18 2018-03-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7b62bd281ed.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: March 18, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. This program will teach participants about the basics of coyote biology and the best tips for coexisting with coyotes in our urban environment.

This program will focus on an oft-misunderstood newcomer to the New York City area: coyotes.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[The Forts of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/the-forts-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/the-forts-of-central-park Date: March 18, 2018

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.

Join our Urban Park Rangers and learn the history of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1444

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a85ef7b17274.jpg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:44:56 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/central-park-tour-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/central-park-tour-the-north-woods Date: March 18, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Tour ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills and stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10) To purchase tickets, please click here

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a835a60ae9be.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: March 19, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: March 19, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: March 19, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: March 19, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: March 20, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

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) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: March 20, 2018

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.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:44:56 EST
<![CDATA[Microbes and Fungi: The Life of the Soil Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/microbes-and-fungi-the-life-of-the-soil-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/microbes-and-fungi-the-life-of-the-soil-party Date: March 20, 2018

Get to know the soil in your garden. If we take care of the soil, the soil will take care of our plants and crops. Meet the microbes and other members of the soil food web who recycle nutrients and share best practices for soil care.

Please note: Pre-registration is required. Register on Eventbrite or call (212) 602-5300.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2018-03-20 2018-03-20 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.71048049702100000, -74.00351333618200000 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:29:57 EST