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 Fri, 25 May 2018 09:17:16 GMT <![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/bird-walks Date: May 5, 2018

Join NYC Audubon on a walk through the park to observe the many species of birds in Van Cortlandt Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 14:14:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/top-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/top-clinics Date: May 5, 2018

Join T.O.P Soccer every Saturday morning at Shoelace Park to enjoy free soccer clinics from 9:00am to 11:00am. T.O.P Clinics are designed to teach kids the fundamentals of soccer. Our qualified and interpersonal coaches incorporate mind, individual, and team building exercises to engage our future leaders.

Classes will begin with stimulating warm-ups followed by various soccer station drills then culminate with a scrimmage game and re-cap of the session. The safety of all children will be ensured during sessions as activities are geared towards having fun in a non-competitive environment.

This group is generously supported by Council Member Andy King through the NYC Council's Parks Equity Initiative, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson and in coordination with Partnerships for Parks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (914) 434-0958

Location: Shoelace Park Benches

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2018-05-05 2018-05-05 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.88000106811500000, -73.86810302734400000 Tue, 22 May 2018 12:14:33 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Powell's Cove Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-powells-cove-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-powells-cove-park Date: May 5, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Coastal Preservation Network to do a leaf and debris removal project at Powell's Cove Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 612-0235

Location: 137th Street and 11th Avenue (in Powell's Cove Park)

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Q461 Powell's Cove Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78810119628900000, -73.83219909668000000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Northerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park Date: May 5, 2018

This It's My Park season, please join Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Avenue and Lockwood Place Entrance (in Northerleigh Park)

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R078 Northerleigh Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.62205155290000000, -74.13385927680000000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at 132nd Street Block Association Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-132-st-block-association-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-132-st-block-association-park Date: May 5, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with 132nd Street Community Garden to beautify and clean up 132nd Street Block Association Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-281-3431

Location: 132 Street Block Association Park

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2018-05-05 2018-05-05 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81230163574200000, -73.94319915771500000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Hillside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-hillside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-hillside-park Date: May 5, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Hillside Dog Park to spread woodchips around the dog run at Hillside Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 917-513-8692

Location: Corner of Vine Street and Columbia Heights (in Hillside Park)

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B223G Hillside Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70174237253400000, -73.99451816082000000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Morningside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-morningside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-morningside-park Date: May 5, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Morningside BARC (Build A Run Coalition) to clean, mulch, and beautify Morningside Park Dog Run. We look forward to cleaning up the run with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Morningside Park Dog Run (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.80441970725900000, -73.95925074815800000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Immigrantes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/immigrantes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/immigrantes Date: May 5, 2018

Immigrants
Migratory processes are inherent to humans and many other species. These processes are born of the instinct of conservation of the species. Man makes comparisons between his/her current environment and their destination, emigrating, full of dreams and hopes for a better life.

Immigrantes
Los procesos migratorios son inherentes a la especie humana y a muchas otras especies. Estos procesos nacen del instinto de conservación de la especie. El hombre hace comparaciones del entorno y el lugar de destino, emigrando cargado de sueños y esperanzas, por tener una vida mejor.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ae2366700295.JPG Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:29:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Beautify Historic Flushing Garden Volunteer Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/beautify-historic-flushing-garden-volunteer-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/beautify-historic-flushing-garden-volunteer-project Date: May 5, 2018

It's spring, and the Bowne House site and Weeping Beech Park gardens are bursting with new growth and blooming flowers! Volunteer in one of the oldest gardens in New York City, and help us clean up the winter debris. You can work in teams on group projects, work by yourself, or provide specialized horticulture or other garden expertise. Adults and children are welcome.

Previous groups of volunteers have enjoyed working together and witnessing the impact of their team work and efforts!

Volunteer teams include:

  • Raking teams: Rake tree leaves that have gathered in the garden beds and pick them up into paper bags for the NYC Compost Project. These leaves will be composted for future use in NYC community gardens and other NYC Parks and Recreation areas. The there is a strong educational focusing on sustainable in garden and park areas.
  • Mulching teams: Mulch the garden beds to help maintain moisture arounds the plantings in the dry periods and prevent weeds from taking over the areas. Move the mulch into wheelbarrows and into containers to help spread throughout the garden beds.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-359-0528

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 9:45 am 1:00 pm 40.76290130615234400, -73.82520294189453000 Thu, 03 May 2018 13:29:34 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Inwood Hill Park Homer's Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-inwood-hill-park-homers-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-inwood-hill-park-homers-run Date: May 5, 2018

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Inwoof to do some general clean up of Homer's Run at Inwood Hill Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (727) 480-8779

Location: Homers Dog Run (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.87108612060547000, -73.92183685302734000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:44:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Arts Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/family-arts-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/family-arts-workshops Date: May 5, 2018

Join us for these fun-filled free workshops featuring music, dance, arts and crafts of Mexico! Families will design their own costumes, write songs and create their own dances inspired by the traditions of Mexico.

Saturday, May 5 - Arts and Crafts
Saturday, May 12 - Singing and Songwritting
Saturday, May 17 - Dance

Know before you go:

These workshops are taught in 45 minute increments and participation is first come first serve. Sign-up is held onsite and families are encouraged to arrive 15 - 20 minutes before a session.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ade07b794b19.jpg Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:44:31 EDT
<![CDATA[7th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/7th-annual-riverkeeper-sweep http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/7th-annual-riverkeeper-sweep Date: May 5, 2018

Riverside Park Conservancy partners with Riverkeeper for the 7th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep to remove trash and recyclables that are brought in with the tides and pile up along the Hudson River coastline. Join us for a coastal clean-up project at one of three locations in Riverside Park South (also in partnership with Trash Hero NY) or Riverside Park North.

Community volunteer events take place rain or shine. Volunteer projects are dependent on the season and the needs of the park. Closed toe work shoes required. Do not bring additional bags, as there is really no place to store belongings. Dress comfortably and be prepared to get dirty! Best to remove jewelry, and wear hair tied back. Do not bring additional bags, as there is really no place to store belongings.

For more event info or to register, please call (212) 870-3073 or email grassroots@riversideparknyc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3073

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aea2d36c8eb8.jpg Thu, 03 May 2018 14:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Drew Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-drew-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-drew-playground Date: May 5, 2018

Join Bringing the Peace on Saturday to spruce up our park by weeding and picking up litter to prepare for the summer season.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Drew Playground

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X021 Drew Playground 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.83309936523437500, -73.90329742431640000 Thu, 03 May 2018 17:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at WNYC Transmitter Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-wnyc-transmitter-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-wnyc-transmitter-park Date: May 5, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Transmitter Park to beautify and clean-up at WNYC Transmitter Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 917-804-1313

Location: WNYC Transmitter Park

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B385 WNYC Transmitter Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.72977066040000000, -73.96070861816400000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:44:23 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Bushwick Inlet Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-bushwick-inlet-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-bushwick-inlet-park Date: May 5, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park to beautify at Bushwick Inlet Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Entrance at N 9th Street (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.72140670781000000, -73.96054959297200000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Red Hook Recreation Area]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area Date: May 5, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Red Hook Conservancy to beautify Red Hook Recreation Area. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 347-204-9514

Location: Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-soundview-park Date: May 5, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Soundview Park to get the Butterfly Meditation Garden ready for summer. We will mainly be pulling invasive plants and vines and doing a general maintenance of the garden. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 347-293-7032

Location: Soundview Park Butterfly Meditation Garden (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81898351981300000, -73.87987279892000000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[May Day Craft and Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/may-day-plant-craft-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/may-day-plant-craft-sale Date: May 5, 2018

Join the Old Stone House at Washington Park at its festival to celebrate May and springtime in New York City with plants and crafts for sale.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.67293930053711000, -73.98460388183594000 Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up Zumba with Pascal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal Date: May 5, 2018

Join Shape Up NYC for a whole-body fitness workout that focuses on building strength, health/well-being, and balance through dance for adults.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/learn-to-ride1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/learn-to-ride1 Date: May 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-430-4696

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.84854598612400000, -73.82138586044300000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Confetti Nests for Bluebirds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/family-art-project-confetti-nests-for-bluebirds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/family-art-project-confetti-nests-for-bluebirds Date: May 5, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd653e5d9e.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:59:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Boardwalk Barrels of Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/boardwalk-barrels-of-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/boardwalk-barrels-of-fun Date: May 5, 2018

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

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

Winners will be chosen in several categories:

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8998

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

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.57329940795900000, -73.97799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ace618b5f966.jpg Fri, 04 May 2018 09:44:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Snug Harbor Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/snug-harbor-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/snug-harbor-plant-sale Date: May 5, 2018

Your garden will be the envy of the block! At Snug Harbor's Plant Sale, you’ll find hard-to-find annuals and hardy perennials on sale, including herbaceous peonies, various iris species, and cultivars. Many plants will be suitable for outdoor containers.

Snug Harbor horticulturalists will be available to help with plant selections, to give professional advice, and answer questions. The NYC Compost Project will give away 15-pound bags of compost while supplies last. Your Plant Sale purchases will help Snug Harbor’s horticulture program and beautiful botanical gardens.

This event is rain or shine.

Snug Harbor Members Only Plant Sale: Friday, May 4 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3504

Location: Carl Grillo Glasshouse (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac26fc7a83d5.jpg Fri, 06 Apr 2018 16:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteers Needed for Carousel Opening Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/volunteers-needed-for-carousel-opening-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/volunteers-needed-for-carousel-opening-day Date: May 5, 2018

Volunteers are needed for the set up and breakdown of the event and for assisting with activities during the day.

To volunteer, you must be at least 14 years old. Volunteers younger than 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Gloves and tools will be provided. Please bring water and a light snack.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x 311

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.60389328002930000, -74.15863037109375000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 16:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Sail with TASCA's Basic Sailing Program - Spring Session (Rescheduled)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/learn-to-sail-with-tascas-basic-sailing-program-spring-session1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/learn-to-sail-with-tascas-basic-sailing-program-spring-session1 Date: May 5, 2018

Learn to sail on Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s scenic Meadow Lake with the help of The American Small Craft Association, or TASCA. This comprehensive program includes lectures and on-the-water classes. Participants will learn to tie knots, rig a boat, and understand using the wind (as your engine) to sail the boat.

You may attend the first lecture on either Wednesday, May 2, from 6:00 p.m.to 9:00 p.m., or on Saturday, May 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The second lecture is scheduled for either Saturday, May 19, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. or Wednesday May 23, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Your series of six on-the-water classes will begin the week of May 7. You may choose between evening (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays, or a morning class (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) on Saturdays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 699-1951

Location: World's Fair Boathouse (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73580169677734400, -73.83845520019531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aaed5698189f.jpg Thu, 03 May 2018 14:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/learn-to-ride Date: May 5, 2018

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

Please pre-register at https://www.bike.nyc/education/programs/.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Jackson Pond Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.70100021362305000, -73.84259796142578000 Wed, 02 May 2018 09:13:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tour Date: May 5, 2018

Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC.

The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre natural oasis that straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Built in 1859 to supply the once independent City of Brooklyn with high quality water, it became obsolete with the addition of new reservoirs in the Catskills in the 1950s and was decommissioned in the 1980s. Since then, nature took its course in a perfect case study of ecological succession. A lush and dense forest has grown in its two outside basins while a freshwater pond with waterfowl sits in the middle basin.

Please note: Registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 656-2984

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68619918823200000, -73.88980102539100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab29740cb65f.jpg Fri, 06 Apr 2018 16:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Jane's Walk: History and Mysteries of Snug Harbor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/history-mysteries-of-snug-harbor-janes-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/history-mysteries-of-snug-harbor-janes-walk Date: May 5, 2018

Learn about hidden time capsules, statues, ghost sightings, and more at Snug Harbor!

Join us for a free tour through Snug Harbor’s 83-acre campus. You'll learn about the history of the 19th-century campus alongside tales of strange occurrences and mysteries on our grounds.

Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Registration
Registration is requested.

About Jane's Walk
Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. Jane’s Walks encourage people to share stories about their neighborhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbors.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3512

Location: Carl Grillo Glasshouse (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac27ed1133dc.jpg Fri, 06 Apr 2018 16:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/learn-to-ride3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/learn-to-ride3 Date: May 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-408-0296

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

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72740790321900000, -73.98193073272700000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 5, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd471e760f.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour Date: May 5, 2018

Staff pick! Celebrate spring with a staff-led tour of Central Park’s only formal garden. Admire thousands of colorful tulips, two picturesque allées of blooming crabapple trees, and a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894. Conservatory Garden looks unlike anything else in Central Park — learn about its history, design, and blooms from the people who know it best.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: $15 (Members $10) Last Saturday of every month is free with registration. To purchase tickets, please click here!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/storytime-craft Date: May 5, 2018

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c4ba607a1c.JPG Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 5, 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 and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

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 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Plant Starts Distribution]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/greenthumb-plant-starts-distribution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/greenthumb-plant-starts-distribution Date: May 5, 2018

Get your veggie transplants and native plant starts at our annual giveaway, plus tips on growing native plants in your garden.

Please note: All supplies are for registered GreenThumb community gardens only.

Pick Up Locations

Brooklyn
UCC Youth Farm
East New York Farms!
620 Schenck Avenue

Bronx
Melrose New Generation Garden
377 East 160th Street

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Melrose New Generation Community Garden,UCC Youth Farm

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2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82389831542969000, -73.91500091552734000; 40.66569900512700000, -73.88680267334000000 Mon, 26 Feb 2018 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: May 5, 2018

Join Shape Up NYC's fun Zumba class! Colorful outfits are encouraged!

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy-to-follow dance steps.

Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit. It is an NYC Parks program in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da1a01125a.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Wolfe's Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park Date: May 5, 2018

This It's My Park season, join NYCMTB on the first Saturday of each month to help ride, build, and maintain the trails at Wolfe's Pond Park. Volunteers will participate in a range of trail maintenance tasks for all ages and abilities. From digging and brush clearing to raking and litter cleanup, there is something for everyone!

Trailwork party meets at the Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station at 11:00 AM. Drop-in participation is encouraged. Early birds can get some laps in during the group ride at 10:00 AM which meets in the main parking lot at Wolfe's Pond Park. The Route: Mostly beginner friendly Distance: ~7 miles (www.nycmtb.eventbrite.com). We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 734-358-2826

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

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.52040100097700000, -74.18949890136700000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:44:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Let's Connect! A Walk to Explore Restoration Options for Tibbetts Brook]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/lets-connect-a-walk-to-explore-restoration-options-for-tibbetts-brook http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/lets-connect-a-walk-to-explore-restoration-options-for-tibbetts-brook Date: May 5, 2018

Join NYC Parks on a tour of Tibbetts Brook as it journeys from stream, lake, sewer, and wetland through Van Cortlandt Park. Learn about plans to restore the historic wetlands and reconnect Tibbetts Brook to the Harlem River.

You’ll travel back in time, exploring the Brook’s ecology and discuss how restoring these habitats and removing flow from the sewer system can positively impact water quality, biodiversity, natural resources, and public access.

LED BY KATIE FRIEDMAN, WATERSHED PLANNER/NYC PARKS WITH FRIENDS OF VAN CORTLANDT PARK

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (914) 316-7117

Location: West 242nd Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.88930130004900000, -73.89820098877000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad7588fe7214.JPG Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:44:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/learn-to-ride4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/learn-to-ride4 Date: May 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park

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Q129 Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69480133056640600, -73.82160186767578000 Wed, 02 May 2018 09:13:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: May 5, 2018

Take a self-guided tour through the Urban Farm to see the variety of fruits and vegetables that we are growing this season. Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeb7a4cb1dbd.JPG Fri, 04 May 2018 12:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 5, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/urban-wildlife-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/urban-wildlife-festival Date: May 5, 2018

Join NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers at the Urban Wildlife Festival!

Get up close and personal with owls, hawks, porcupines, tortoises, and more at this FREE festival in Highbridge Park! Learn about their traits and behaviors from New York State licensed rehabilitators and the Urban Park Rangers.

Learn about squirrels, raccoons, coyotes, skunks, deer, and more. Find out the best places in New York City and New York State to watch wildlife.

There will be fun activities for kids and musical performances!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.84230041503906000, -73.93499755859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa69eff9f1c8.jpg Wed, 02 May 2018 14:43:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Carousel Opening Day: Celebrating Cinco de Mayo & Monarch Butterflies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/carousel-opening-day-celebrating-cinco-de-mayo-monarch-butterflies-the-2018-season-begins http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/carousel-opening-day-celebrating-cinco-de-mayo-monarch-butterflies-the-2018-season-begins Date: May 5, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.60359954833984400, -74.15840148925781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aaabf922380e.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:59:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: May 5, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[Hands On History: Make a Scented Sachet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/hands-on-history-make-a-scented-sachet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/hands-on-history-make-a-scented-sachet Date: May 5, 2018

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

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tour1 Date: May 5, 2018

NYC H2O is offering free tours of the Ridgewood Reservoir.

The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre natural oasis that straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Built in 1859 to supply the once independent City of Brooklyn with high quality water, it became obsolete with the addition of new reservoirs in the Catskills in the 1950’s and was decommissioned in the 1980’s. Since then, nature took its course in a perfect case study of ecological succession. A lush and dense forest has grown in its two outside basins while a freshwater pond with waterfowl sits in the middle basin.

Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC. Please register here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 656-2984

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2018-05-05 2018-05-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aac19cb8508f.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Kingsbridge Heights Community Garden Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/kingsbridge-heights-community-garden-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/kingsbridge-heights-community-garden-open-house Date: May 5, 2018

Come join Kingsbridge Heights Community Garden and celebrate the new growing season!

On Saturday, May 5, the garden will host its first garden event for prospective volunteers. Join us for an afternoon of garden work and family-friendly activities. Plus, get to meet the Kingsbridge Heights community at our annual neighborhood festival!

For questions, please contact William Littleton by email at wlittleton@khcc-nyc.org or by phone at (718) 884-0700 ext.127.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 884-0700 x127

Location: Kingsbridge Heights Community Garden

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2018-05-05 2018-05-05 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.87763450000000000, -73.90066310000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ace3f56653bd.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:29:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees Date: May 5, 2018

Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park woodland community.

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Details

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills and stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8204b215bb3.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/seasonal-garden-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/seasonal-garden-tours Date: May 5, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-05 2018-05-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c52e83aa87.JPG Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Mother's Day at Hugh Grant Circle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/celebrate-mothers-day-at-hugh-grant-circle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/celebrate-mothers-day-at-hugh-grant-circle Date: May 5, 2018

Join local green group Loving the Bronx as they celebrate Mother's Day with arts & crafts activities to create your own gift for the special mother in your life!

Create special jewelry, decorate a flower pot, design your own daffodil card, decorate a gift bag, and more.

We look forward to seeing you in the park!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 992-2860

Location: Hugh J. Grant Circle

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X025 Hugh J. Grant Circle 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83323977627700000, -73.86128520441800000 Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:29:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Exposicion Immigrantes Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/exposicion-immigrantes-opening-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/exposicion-immigrantes-opening-reception Date: May 5, 2018

Join artist Persio Minier at the opening reception of the new exhibition at Poe Park Visitor Center, Immigrantes. Meet and greet the artist for a talk and discussion of his work and learn what inspired Immigrantes.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:44:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/gallery-tour Date: May 5, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.

Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat features artworks that delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the role birds play in propagating plants to changes in how natural and built environments affect migration patterns.

Artists working in photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Proseck, Jenna Spevek and Fred Tomaselli. In the Sunroom Project Space, Adrienne Elise Tarver builds tactile plant sculptures that create an immersive, sheltering landscape.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Hellgate Salt Marsh Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/little-hellgate-salt-marsh-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/little-hellgate-salt-marsh-tour Date: May 5, 2018

Join us for the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh tour and discover the ecological importance of a salt marsh, view wildlife up close, and learn how the island’s history has shaped our natural areas.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79146526423800000, -73.92687702179000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeb7963c92d6.jpg Fri, 04 May 2018 12:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Art on the Farm at Randall's Island Park!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/art-on-the-farm-at-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/art-on-the-farm-at-randalls-island-park Date: May 5, 2018

Join us for fun farm art projects that you can create and take home! All ages are welcome.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeb7cf950380.png Fri, 04 May 2018 12:58:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 5, 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 and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

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 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: May 5, 2018

Explore Union Square Park on the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour Union Square: The Crossroads of New York. Join us for this engaging tour led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours to discover the social and political history of the neighborhood, all of Union Square’s famed monuments and buildings surrounding the park, and the people and events that shaped this vibrant community to what it is today.

Tours are FREE and held every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Meet in front of the Barnes & Noble at 33 East 17th Street.

Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups of 10 or more. To RSVP for a group, please call (212) 517-1826.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Barnes & Noble

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2018-05-05 2018-05-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73702140000000000, -73.98960260000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa050ac64ffa.png Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Flushing Cemetery Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/flushing-cemetery-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/flushing-cemetery-walking-tour Date: May 5, 2018

Local historian James Driscoll and horticultural specialists Fred Gerber and Chuck Wade lead an informative tour highlighting key figures and features of this park-like burial ground.

Established in 1853, the cemetery is a testament to Flushing’s arboreal and horticultural heritage. As Flushing was a center for horticultural nurseries through the 19th century, the grounds offer a notable array of spring-flowering trees and shrubbery. The walking tour is co-sponsored with The Voelker Orth Museum. The tour group meets at 1:45 p.m. near the door to the Flushing Cemetery Chapel, inside the main gate.

Flushing Cemetery is a picturesque non-sectarian cemetery on over 75 countryside acres. The cemetery was first established on the 20 acre farmland of John Purchase, when Queens’ population was 20,000 and expanded in 1875. It is the final resting place of many Bayside Quaker families and such notables as Louis Armstrong, Bernard Baruch, Dr. Adam Clayton Powell, Sr., Vincent Sardi Sr., and Dizzy Gillespie. The Voelker-Orth family who endowed the museum in Flushing are also buried in Flushing Cemetery.

Rain Date: Sunday, May 6 at 2:00 p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Flushing Cemetery

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2018-05-05 2018-05-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75328826904297000, -73.80328369140625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ace3ffbc77d3.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Coco]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/movies-under-the-stars-coco http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/movies-under-the-stars-coco Date: May 5, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Please see the NYC Parks website for future events.

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

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

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.61798545080600000, -74.10562247037900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ada37604773b.jpg Sat, 05 May 2018 21:13:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Coco]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/movies-under-the-stars-coco1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/movies-under-the-stars-coco1 Date: May 5, 2018

Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free family film!

This Oscar-winning animated feature follows Miguel, an aspiring young musician, as he embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors to unlock the real story behind his family’s ban on music. This stunning film features wonderful voice performances of Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Gabriel Iglesias and newcomer Anthony Gonzalez as Miguel.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Maria Hernandez Park

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.70360183715820000, -73.92340087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ade0a072c317.jpeg Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:44:31 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Nicholas Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park Date: May 6, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with St. Nicholas Park Dog Run to clean and beautify the dog run. We look forward to cleaning up the run with you!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Nicholas Park Dog Run (in St. Nicholas Park)

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 8:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81790161132800000, -73.94969940185500000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:44:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Watching at Strack Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/bird-watching-at-strack-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/bird-watching-at-strack-pond Date: May 6, 2018

Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by Jean Loscalzo of the Queens County Bird Club.

Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 718-235-4462

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 6, 2018

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa96b01e6f1e.JPG Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Corlears Hook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-corlears-hook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-corlears-hook-park Date: May 6, 2018

Calling all park lovers! This spring, the New York Junior League's Playground Improvement Project committee ("PIP") invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Corlears Hook Park!

Throughout five weekends in April and May New York Junior League volunteers and community volunteers will spend a day in the park (rain or shine) gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly-used space. All volunteers will be provided with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt.

Registration
All participants (ages 16 and older) must register in advance at nyjl.org/playground. Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project
For more than 25 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized, and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend cleanup days include landscaping and repairing the parks. PIP works with over 700 volunteers each season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community.

Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corlears Hook Park

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M017 Corlears Hook Park 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 8:30 am 2:00 pm 40.71179962158203000, -73.97930145263672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f0eb9d98e36.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhood: Bayside - Tree ID Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/0505-bayside-green-neighborhoodtree-id-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/0505-bayside-green-neighborhoodtree-id-walk Date: May 6, 2018

Join the NYC Parks Stewardship Team's monthly Green Neighborhood event! This May, we will be on the leafy streets of Bayside, Queens to talk about the unsung heroes that clean, shade,and enliven our public spaces: trees!

Start the morning with a Tree Identification walk around the neighborhood, followed by a street-tree care workshop, where you’ll learn the basics of keeping trees healthy and vibrant.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle to this event.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: 39th Avenue and Bell Boulevard

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2018-05-06 2018-05-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75855690000000000, -73.76543670000000000 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fort Independence Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/its-my-park-at-fort-independence-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/its-my-park-at-fort-independence-playground Date: May 6, 2018

Volunteer with Jerome Park Friends and Neighbors to tend to the planting beds. Everyone is welcome. No special skills are required. Find us on Facebook at Fort Independence Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 917-841-6032

Location: Fort Independence Park House (in Fort Independence Playground)

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X020 Fort Independence Playground 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88128663866900000, -73.89645887766800000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:44:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Month of Sundays at Genesis Community Garden Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/month-of-sundays-at-genesis-community-garden-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/month-of-sundays-at-genesis-community-garden-bronx Date: May 6, 2018

Genesis Community Garden Bronx (GCGB) is having a month of Sundays to invite all gardeners to contribute to the work needed to restore balance and harmony to our once beautiful and bountiful garden oasis in the Bronx

Please share our invitation to all gardeners, letting the know that GCGB is a working garden once again.

Beginning April 29 and every Sunday during the month of May we will gather at 1183 Franklin Avenue in the Bronx from 9:00 a.m. until around 5:00 p.m. to help re-establish GCGB. Please lend us two hands and a smile, and join us in working together.

For any questions on this event, please contact Bicycle Joe Tomasello, Genesis Garden Coordinator, by email at GenesisCommunityGardenBronx@gmail.com or phone at (929) 331-0064.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (929) 331-0064

Location: Genesis Community Garden

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2018-05-06 2018-05-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.82954650000000000, -73.90459820000000000 Mon, 07 May 2018 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at William Sheridan Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/its-my-park-at-william-sheridan-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/its-my-park-at-william-sheridan-playground Date: May 6, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of William Sheridan to beautify, paint, and clean at William Sheridan Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: William Sheridan Playground

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B124 William Sheridan Playground 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.71506162106800000, -73.96411790699200000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:44:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Introducing... The Bug Club: The Greenbelt Amateur Entomologist Society - Entomology for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/introducing-the-bug-club-the-greenbelt-amateur-entomologist-society http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/introducing-the-bug-club-the-greenbelt-amateur-entomologist-society Date: May 6, 2018

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aaac98447af4.png Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Birding Basics: The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/central-park-birding-basics-the-north-woods-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/central-park-birding-basics-the-north-woods-tour Date: May 6, 2018

Located along the Atlantic Flyway, Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park. Along with beautiful arches and peaceful waterfalls, the North Woods provides 40 acres of rare habitat in the middle of New York City, making it an important stopover for birds during spring migration. How many can you spot on this tour? Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from our tour guides.

Details

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (Inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free; registration required as space is limited. Families with children ages 5+ welcome; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 10 minutes before the start to allow time for check in.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a844903e9e23.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day Date: May 6, 2018

Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, once a month under the supervision of NYC Parks.

All tools and instructions are provided, just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden.

Closed-toed shoes are required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVP by emailing John.Kelly@parks.nyc.gov and write "Volunteer" in the subject line.

Groups must RSVP by at least 14 days in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7cb441620f7.JPG Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Confetti Nests for Bluebirds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/family-art-project-confetti-nests-for-bluebirds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/family-art-project-confetti-nests-for-bluebirds Date: May 6, 2018

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd6bd9a874.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/yoga-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/yoga-in-the-garden Date: May 6, 2018

Through July, enjoy Sunday mornings in the garden as the setting for your yoga practice. Classes are led by certified Yoga Haven instructors. All levels welcome; please bring a mat and be on time. Indoor space is provided in case of rain.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd714be52f.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights Date: May 6, 2018

Join NYC Parks for goalball, a Paralympic sports for athletes with visual impairments. This sport is played by two blindfolded teams of three using a ball with bells on the inside to score goals against your opponent. Test your agility and hearing skills against the best!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tours Date: May 6, 2018

NYC H2O is offering free tours of the Ridgewood Reservoir.

The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre natural oasis that straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Built in 1859 to supply the once independent City of Brooklyn with high quality water, it became obsolete with the addition of new reservoirs in the Catskills in the 1950’s and was decommissioned in the 1980’s. Since then, nature took its course in a perfect case study of ecological succession. A lush and dense forest has grown in its two outside basins while a freshwater pond with waterfowl sits in the middle basin.

Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC.

Please register here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 656-2984

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2018-05-06 2018-05-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aac1c4767f12.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal of the Month Club: Great Blue Heron Canoe Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/animal-of-the-month-club-great-blue-heron-canoe-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/animal-of-the-month-club-great-blue-heron-canoe-adventure Date: May 6, 2018

On this program, enjoy a paddle in Clove Lakes Park and view the incredible Great Blue Heron and other birds of this habitat.

Ages 8+.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.62360000610351600, -74.11830139160156000 Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:59:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields1 Date: May 6, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Vidalia Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/its-my-park-at-vidalia-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/its-my-park-at-vidalia-park Date: May 6, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Teddy Bear Project to beautify Vidalia Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (929) 332-9172

Location: Vidalia Park Comfort Station (in Vidalia Park)

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X266 Vidalia Park 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.84411961458500000, -73.88142788410200000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:59:23 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: May 6, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to beautify at Leif Ericson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 347-972-1721

Location: Leif Ericson Park Comfort Station (in Leif Ericson Park)

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63167225669400000, -74.01325619220700000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:44:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: May 6, 2018

Take a self-guided tour through the Urban Farm to see the variety of fruits and vegetables that we are growing this season. Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeb7a4cb1dbd.JPG Fri, 04 May 2018 12:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: May 6, 2018

Village Community Boathouse is offering free Community Rowing in our fleet of Whitehall Gigs. No experience is necessary though rowing does require some physical dexterity. Community Rowing events are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds on site. The rows last, depending on river conditions and crew experience, between one and three hours.

Please arrive on-time as the crews will be assigned before 1PM. Bring extra water, a hat, and sunscreen as you will be rowing outdoors in the hot sun. Rowing is weather dependent and will be canceled for high winds, rain, or thunderstorms. All participants must sign a waiver and be able to climb a ladder.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 40

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2018-05-06 2018-05-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 Fri, 18 May 2018 14:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 6, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/learn-to-ride4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/learn-to-ride4 Date: May 6, 2018

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac22b8c6f97c.JPG Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:59:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Rangers Choice: Three Sisters Garden Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/rangers-choice-three-sisters-garden-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/rangers-choice-three-sisters-garden-planting Date: May 6, 2018

Three Sisters garden is a wonderful way to feel more connected to the history of this land, regardless of our ancestry. Corn, beans, and squash were among the first important crops domesticated by ancient societies.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To register, visit our Urban Park Rangers' Registration Page. Registration opens on Wednesday, April 25.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87160110473600000, -73.93070220947300000 Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:59:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/seasonal-garden-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/seasonal-garden-tours Date: May 6, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-06 2018-05-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c52e83aa87.JPG Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tours1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tours1 Date: May 6, 2018

NYC H2O is offering free tours of the Ridgewood Reservoir.

The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre natural oasis that straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Built in 1859 to supply the once independent City of Brooklyn with high quality water, it became obsolete with the addition of new reservoirs in the Catskills in the 1950’s and was decommissioned in the 1980’s. Since then, nature took its course in a perfect case study of ecological succession. A lush and dense forest has grown in its two outside basins while a freshwater pond with waterfowl sits in the middle basin.

Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC.

Please register here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 917 656-2984

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2018-05-06 2018-05-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aac2b1b8e225.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Irish Arts Center New York City Irish Dance Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts-center-new-york-city-irish-dance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts-center-new-york-city-irish-dance-festival Date: May 6, 2018

Irish Arts Center kicks off Summer on the Hudson's 2018 season with its annual day-long Irish Dance Festival featuring performances by hundreds of the best Irish dancers, with opportunities for the whole family to join in.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da1f171b3d.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Bay Waters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/science-in-the-park-baywaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/science-in-the-park-baywaters Date: May 6, 2018

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

Optional registration.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.78898561356900000, -73.79389047622700000 Wed, 02 May 2018 11:13:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: May 6, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:46 EST
<![CDATA[Trees of the Heather Garden Tour with Author Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/trees-of-the-heather-garden-tour-with-author-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/trees-of-the-heather-garden-tour-with-author-leslie-day Date: May 6, 2018

Take a walking tour of the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York. Learn about Fort Tryon’s majestic elms, sequoias, Franklinias, and the unique syringa flowering trees! Find out which trees predate the park and which have been added in recent park restoration projects.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but people with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park’s steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a79e4797f5b0.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/saltwater-fishing Date: May 6, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: American Veterans Memorial Pier

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B432 American Veterans Memorial Pier 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.63937377929687500, -74.03814697265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac22ce98c06a.JPG Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:59:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 6, 2018

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer.

Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in here! (Pre-registration not required)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Where It All Began: Marine Park’s Rural Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/where-it-all-began-marine-parks-rural-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/where-it-all-began-marine-parks-rural-past Date: May 6, 2018

The history of the Dutch within present-day New York City has long been overshadowed by the British in our popular historical narrative. However, Dutch influences and contributions remain throughout the physical and cultural landscape. Within Brooklyn and Queens, historical archaeology has looked at material culture, architecture, and documentary history to better understand Dutch-American lifeways and contributions to the history of New York City. Studies of properties such as the Hendrick I. Lott House and Gerritsen’s Mill provide insight into the development of the City and our collective history.

Speaker: Alyssa Loorya, PhD of Chrysalis Archaeology

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hendrick I. Lott House

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B433 Hendrick I. Lott House 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.61029815673828000, -73.93260192871094000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac7842a7556a.jpg Thu, 03 May 2018 14:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the Artist: Adrienne Elise Tarver]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/gallery-tour Date: May 6, 2018

Join us at this artist talk in the Sunroom Project Space. Artist Adrienne Elise Tarver will discuss her installation Fiction: Origins of Belonging, with Curator of Visual Arts Eileen Jeng Lynch.

Reversing the Sunroom’s traditional function of offering views of the outdoors from an interior shelter, Tarver builds tactile paintings hanging from the ceiling inside the gallery to evoke a tropical landscape and canopy. Tarver’s project examines the physicality of boundaries, as well as the invisible and imaginary ones that exist between us.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd4ff10ff7.jpg Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:44:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/garden-highlights-walk1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/garden-highlights-walk1 Date: May 6, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd78f1edb2.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[POSTPONED new date TBA: Claudia Sanchez: Editor and Publisher of Edible Queens - Queens Cuisines]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/claudia-sanchez-editor-publisher-of-edible-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/claudia-sanchez-editor-publisher-of-edible-queens Date: May 6, 2018

Queens has a lot to offer as one of the most multicultural cities in the world, especially when it comes to food! Edible Queens, is a magazine that showcases unique local food, restaurants, bars and even recipes in Queens.

Claudia Sanchesz, editor and publisher of Edible Queens, will be our guest at the Queens Historical Society to talk about her magazine and experiences related to the diverse cuisines in Queens.

Sanchez’s contributions to Edible Queens includes several articles such as: “Street to Kitchen: From Cartagena to Cafe Boulud,” “A Taste of Hanoi,” and “Ten Countries in One Hour,” just to name a few. So for all the Queens foodies out there, don’t miss this exciting event featuring Claudia Sanchez!

*Refreshments will be served!

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acb90c9db52b.jpg Mon, 30 Apr 2018 14:44:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Rangers’ Choice: Gather Around The Campfire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/rangers-choice-gather-around-the-campfire http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/06/rangers-choice-gather-around-the-campfire Date: May 6, 2018

Join us around our roaring campfire for an evening of s'mores, games, and storytelling.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To register, visit our Urban Park Rangers' Registration Page. Registration opens on Wednesday, April 25.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rockaway Beach

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2018-05-06 2018-05-06 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.57675429500000000, -73.83708376220000000 Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:59:26 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Senior Games Torch Relay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/nyc-senior-games-torch-relay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/nyc-senior-games-torch-relay Date: May 7, 2018

Please note: Registration is now closed for participation in the relay. Spectators do not need to register.

Cheer on this year's runners in the NYC Senior Games Torch Relay. We're kicking off the Senior Games with a 24-mile Torch Relay through Brooklyn!

The relay kicks off in Williamsburg, heads to South Brooklyn, then ends in Brownsville. Participants will run from one NYC Parks recreation center to the next, then hand off the torch to a new group of runners.

There will be cheer stations at each relay point.

Torch Relay Schedule*:

7:00 a.m. – McCarren Play Center to Metropolitan Recreation Center
7:15 a.m. – Metropolitan Recreation Center to Red Hook Recreation Center
8:00 a.m. – Red Hook Recreation Center to Sunset Park Recreation Center
8:30 a.m. – Sunset Park Recreation to Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center
8:50 a.m. – Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center to Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Park
10:00 a.m. – Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Park to St. John’s Recreation Center
10:30 a.m. – St. John’s Recreation Center to Osborn Playground
10:50 a.m. – Osborn Playground to Brownsville Recreation Center

View a map of the relay route.

*Time listed is the check-in time. The race will start approximately 15 minutes after the check-in time.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-05-07 2018-05-07 7:00 am 11:30 am 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ae9dc6991df3.JPG Mon, 07 May 2018 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours Date: May 7, 2018

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of Midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow!

Photo Credit: Angelito Jusay.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-05-07 2018-05-07 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4dd5050cbe.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Linden Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/its-my-park-at-linden-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/its-my-park-at-linden-park Date: May 7, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Man Up Inc to beautify Linden Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Linden Park House (in Linden Park)

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B214 Linden Park 2018-05-07 2018-05-07 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.65870739556700000, -73.88743829727200000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:59:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition - 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/07/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project Date: May 7, 2018

1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project is a colorful exhibit that features more than 60 photographs taken during the New York City newspaper strike from August to November 1978. During this period, the Parks Department hired eight New York Times photographers to document the City’s parks, resulting in over 3000 images that serve as a time capsule of a pivotal moment for New York.

“1978” was curated by Parks’ Director of Art and Antiquities Jonathan Kuhn.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Memorial Day.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-07 2018-05-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad8fb0761a21.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 12:14:28 EDT