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, 20 Apr 2018 10:49:40 GMT <![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/26/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/26/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: January 26, 2018

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-01-26 2018-01-26 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 26, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-26 2018-01-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/26/adults-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/26/adults-imaginative-arts Date: January 26, 2018

The facilitator will introduce the concept of imaginative arts.

Participants are encouraged to use their imagination for ideas, as well as take inspiration from the current exhibition. Because our participants are fluid and changing, weekly instruction needs to be repeated each week, to help new participants keep up. Facilitator will introduce imaginative techniques: Some pieces will take the four weeks to complete. Participants are encouraged to take their time and not rush.

For adults of all ages.

Schedule

January - Wine Bottles Whimsical Winter Wonder... Inspired Art
February - Valentine's Day-Inspired Art Greeting Cards
February - Rock Painting Inspired by Season
March - Winds of March Paint on Canvas. What does March mean to you?

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-26 2018-01-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: January 26, 2018

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-26 2018-01-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder Fantasy Photo Shoot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/26/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/26/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot Date: January 26, 2018

Bring your cameras to take photos of your kiddies with our fantasy photo props: Wanderlust the Unicorn and the Crescent Moon in Blue Woods.

You can dress the kids in their cutest whimsical outfits for the photo shoot. Do not forget your cameras. (ages 0-10 years)

Start time: 2:30 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 2018-01-26 2018-01-26 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/26/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/26/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: January 26, 2018

Kids will create art inspired by the season. Winter brings great beauty and inspiration for little artists to get creative. Parents may join their children.

Schedule

January - Spray and Squeeze Art Painting
February - Yarn-Wrapped Hearts
March - Balloon Painting

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-26 2018-01-26 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Express]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/26/kids-express http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/26/kids-express Date: January 26, 2018

Kids go on an expressive arts journey inspired by times, current exhibition, season, language, literary works, and their own ideas. Children will be encouraged to discuss, plan, excite, inspire and support each other.

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder on Cardboard

February - Reading of Love You Forever by Robert Munsc: Discuss and share thoughts
February - Recreate Short Written Piece Inspired by Love You Forever for a family member you love
February - Recite and Perform a Love You Forever piece. Children will write their own poem that expresses forever love

March - Readings and Performances of Children's Monologues

Start time: 2:30 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 2018-01-26 2018-01-26 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arts. Culture & Fun: Thurber Theater In Transit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/26/arts-culture-fun-thurber-theater-in-transit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/26/arts-culture-fun-thurber-theater-in-transit Date: January 26, 2018

"Michael Thurber In Transit: Thurber Theater" is a concert featuring the composer and bassist’s far-reaching and genre-bounding artistic community performing highlights from both his own independent material and work composed for various Mobile Unit productions. Part of the Mobile Unit and Joe’s Pub’s collaborative series, In Transit, Thurber’s show will tour through the end of January to community venues, including January 26 at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center.

This musical variety show lead by Michael Thurber is quickly becoming one of the most eclectic and entertaining shows in the city. The show features a broad array of genres and performers from diverse musical backgrounds. From rappers to classical violinists to Broadway vocalists to rock guitarists to jazz saxophonists to sitar players and everything in between, the audience will experience culture-crossing collaborations in a casual, entertaining format.

Please note: The event is free but space is limited; please RSVP to artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov. First come, first served.

In partnership with Joe’s Pub at The Public and The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit.

THE MOBILE UNIT is made possible with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, The Tow Foundation, The Herbert McLaughlin Children's CLUT,Bloomberg Philanthropies, and JetBlue. Additional support provided by The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation provides lead support for The Public’s access and engagement programming. The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities

Credit: Photo by Lauren Desberg

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2018-01-26 2018-01-26 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a5f93e92fb12.jpg Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: January 27, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park. Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.

Rain or shine, there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please note: Volunteers younger than 18 years old are required to present a signed guardian’s consent to participate or have a chaperone present. Walk-ons are welcome!

RSVP

Individuals and small groups are asked to register for the project by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net.

Groups of 15+ volunteers must submit a Group Request to join the Stewards for their weekly cleanups a month prior to desired date. Be sure to indicate on the form that you would like to work alongside the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 27, 2018

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

Exercising with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestow health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Fri, 06 Apr 2018 13:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: January 27, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and three miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home—bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f6fe6ed5aa.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Highland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/nyrr-open-run-highland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/nyrr-open-run-highland-park Date: January 27, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Highland Park Entrance (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.68369718980000000, -73.88565301900000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f768069209.jpg Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: January 27, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7750d75fe.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: January 27, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7c1a9c9d1.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: January 27, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7d899a685.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: January 27, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7e2b96730.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness Date: January 27, 2018

Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa. Bring your water bottle and positive energy for a morning of fun, friendship, and fitness for adults.

This is a beginner – intermediate Latin Dance Fitness course through Shape Up NYC.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:44:43 EST
<![CDATA[Fifth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/5th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonder-exhibition Date: January 27, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents the 5th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder… Exhibition. The exhibition, curated by Lucy Aponte, features the delightful works of over a dozen emerging and established artists from the Bronx and around. This year, the show includes works by students from our adult arts program.

Featured artists: Bobbi Beck, Ner Beck, Nancy Benignus, Ernesto Camacho, Daniel DelValle, Sika Foyer, Clarisel Gonzalez, Susan Kleinsinger, Dave Kopka, Abraham Levy, Brianna Livesay, Michael Mendel, Betty Murray, Ghislaine Sabiti, Rafaela Santos, and Aislinn Weidele. Featured Students: Ingrid Izquierdo, Lydia Garcia, Alba Soto, and Zaida Nieves.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-55169

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Inwood Hill Park Winter Walk with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/inwood-hill-park-winter-walk-with-expert-naturalist-mike-feller http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/inwood-hill-park-winter-walk-with-expert-naturalist-mike-feller Date: January 27, 2018

Next week the groundhog will tell us how much longer winter will last. Join Mike Feller for a walk in the woods to see how nature copes with the short days and low temperature of winter and how it prepares for the coming spring.

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

This program is supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.87301326773800000, -73.91845285892400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a28248f1172c.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Painted Papers and the Stories of Eric Carle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/family-art-project-painted-papers-and-the-stories-of-eric-carle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/family-art-project-painted-papers-and-the-stories-of-eric-carle Date: January 27, 2018

What better season than winter to cuddle up with stories you love—like Eric Carle’s tales illustrating the wonders of nature. Hear Family Art Project storyteller Rama Mandel tell some of these enchanting favorites, then learn from Eric Carle’s techniques as we cut and layer hand-painted papers to form bright and colorful images.

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 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2ece87d15fc.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Forest Park Trail Work]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/0127-forest-park-trail-work http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/0127-forest-park-trail-work Date: January 27, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect forested areas in Forest Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem. They will also be installing trail blazes along the birding trail. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Metropolitan Ave & Forest Park Drive (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70858722141300000, -73.83893537521400000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Roxanne Jacobson: Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/roxanne-jacobson-occupied-sites-a-look-at-staten-islands-prehistory Date: January 27, 2018

The Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park visitor center invite you to an exhibition of Roxanne Jacobson photographs, Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island's Prehistory, opening on Saturday, November 11, 2017, and on view through January 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Occupied Sites is part of Jacobson's documentary project, Visible Traces, that looks at prehistoric archaeological sites that have been impacted by development. This project locates, intervenes, and reveals sites that have been destroyed - seeking to make visible a history that has been erased from the land. "By engaging with damaged sites, my practice acts as a medium between the past and the present, revealing and juxtaposing alternate ontologies that have been lost and documenting them visually". Roxanne Jacobson

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f23665301eb.jpg Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up Zumba with Pascal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal Date: January 27, 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 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 27, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:14:52 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Super Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/winter-super-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/winter-super-hike Date: January 27, 2018

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city's urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate, to vigorous. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, back a light snack and water.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: East 60th Street and Fifth Avenue

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2018-01-27 2018-01-27 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.76492410000000000, -73.97255520000000000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Animal of the Month Club: Aquatic Rodents]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/animal-of-the-month-club-aquatic-rodents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/animal-of-the-month-club-aquatic-rodents Date: January 27, 2018

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

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer programs throughout the year that focus on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.60412216186523400, -74.16136169433594000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Family Program: The World of Bugs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/winter-family-program-the-world-of-bugs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/winter-family-program-the-world-of-bugs Date: January 27, 2018

Bugs are all around us! Come explore the World of Bugs by examining the parts of a squirmy earthworm, creating your own insect, and hunting for bug homes in the woodland.

Activities are geared for 4 to 10 year olds, but all are welcome to attend. Activities will include indoor nature-themed hands on activities, followed by a short nature walk around the garden. Bundle up and dress for the weather!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-01-27 2018-01-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3940dc58817.JPG Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:15:12 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Jam NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/winter-jam-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/winter-jam-nyc Date: January 27, 2018

Winter Jam is a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages! Our partners at Gore Mountain will blow lots of snow in the heart of Manhattan, creating a snow field for all to enjoy!

Featured Venues

  • Lake Placid Snow Field
  • Learn to Ski
  • Snowshoeing by REI
  • Sledding
  • Arctic Golf
  • Live Ice Sculpting
  • Taste NY Winter Market/Warming Hut

Please note: Participants in the Learn to Ski, Sledding, and Snowshoeing activities must sign a waiver and provide photo identification before participating in any of these activities. The waivers will be provided at the event. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present with photo identification to sign the waiver. Waiting lines for the activities are subject to close early.

For more information about Winter Jam NYC, please visit our Winter Jam page.

* Rain Date: February 3, 2018.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.97109985351562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a54e2cf03650.jpg Tue, 09 Jan 2018 10:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers Date: January 27, 2018

Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky on a special winter walking tour! Join us for a free 45-minute long tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.

Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check thehighline.org or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates prior to arriving at the park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.73939895629883000, -74.00820159912110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a26cd5866f46.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/storytime Date: January 27, 2018

Read-to-Skate with Cali Co Cat! Free books at every event, while supply lasts. Presented in partnership with Penguin Random House.

Visit wintervillage.org for more details.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Overlook at Bank of America Winter Village Ice-Rink (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a60c0ba792a4.JPG Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: January 27, 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 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 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 16:14:43 EST
<![CDATA[FiDi Stop 'N' Swap]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/fidi-stop-n-swap http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/fidi-stop-n-swap Date: January 27, 2018

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop 'N' Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce the waste NYC sends to landfills.

GrowNYC invites you to bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new to you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. The only things they don’t take are large items/furniture.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-7913

Location: St. Margaret's House

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2018-01-27 2018-01-27 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70813540000000000, -74.00394520000000000 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Survival During the American Revolution]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/historic-new-york-survival-during-the-american-revolution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/historic-new-york-survival-during-the-american-revolution Date: January 27, 2018

Before they could fight for our freedom, harsh winters forced the Continental Army to fight for their lives. Learn about their secrets of survival during this arduous time of battle and strife in American history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Fri, 01 Dec 2017 18:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Adaptations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/animal-adaptations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/animal-adaptations Date: January 27, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer programs throughout the year that focus on unique wldlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

Adaptations are special characteristic that enable plants and animals to be successful in a particular environment. Adaptations afford the plant or animal a better chance to survive in its surroundings.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Union Turnpike and 196th Street

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2018-01-27 2018-01-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.73095860000000000, -73.77493950000000000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[UnCommon Pages Bookmaking Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/uncommon-pages-bookmaking-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/uncommon-pages-bookmaking-workshop Date: January 27, 2018

Learn about the Freshkills Park transformation, see examples of native and invasive plants, and create your very own passport-sized field notebook using paper that’s made from plants at the park!

This workshop is part of an ongoing art project called UnCommon Pages, where artist Susan Mills has made paper sheets from an invasive plant found at Freshkills Park called Phragmites, reimagining the plant as a form of recycled art.

This program is geared for adults and families with children ages 8+.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5381

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a295ee137179.jpg Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bookmaking Workshop with Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/bookmaking-workshop-with-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/bookmaking-workshop-with-freshkills-park Date: January 27, 2018

Hear a brief overview of the Freshkills Park project, then learn about native and invasive plants, observe plant samples, and make a field notebook using paper made from invasive phragmites! Ages 8+.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Cooking Demo: Barking up the Right TreeCooking with Cinnamon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/cooking-demo-barking-up-the-right-treecooking-with-cinnamon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/cooking-demo-barking-up-the-right-treecooking-with-cinnamon Date: January 27, 2018

Cinnamon is the dried bark taken from a number of closely-related tree species. Originating in East Asia, this warming spice has been used throughout the world for centuries. Watch—and taste—as a chef from Great Performances demonstrates some cinnamon-laced delicacies.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2ed09ab6a9d.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: January 27, 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.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Henna Workshop II]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/henna-workshop-ii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/henna-workshop-ii Date: January 27, 2018

ln this class, learn how to control the henna cone and other techniques of applying henna. You will become familiar with the unique characteristics of various regional styles. You will also learn the basic elements that make up a henna design, and how you can create your own. Beginners are welcome but are encouraged to also register for Henna Workshop I.

Please note: Registration is required; to register, please visit hennaqbg2.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-01-27 2018-01-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0f1228282f4.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:59:45 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: January 27, 2018

Kids create cute and fun objects out of paper and other ordinary materials they can take home. Parents are invited to join their little ones in the activities.

Schedule

  • January - Mixed Media Paper Unicorn
  • February - Diwali Paper Diyas
  • March - Brown Paper Bag Puppets

Start time: 2:00 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 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder Fantasy Photo Shoot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/whimsical-winter-wonder-fantasy-photo-shoot Date: January 27, 2018

Bring your cameras to take photos of your kiddies with our fantasy photo props: Wanderlust the Unicorn and the Crescent Moon in Blue Woods.

You can dress the kids in their cutest whimsical outfits for the photo shoot. Do not forget your cameras. (ages 0-10 years)

Start time: 2:30 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 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: Winter Solar System]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/astronomy-winter-solar-system http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/astronomy-winter-solar-system Date: January 27, 2018

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-01-27 2018-01-27 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Historic Richmond Town's James Guyon Jr. Guyon Tavern Series Presents Bob & Norm with Bill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/historic-richmond-towns-james-guyon-jr-guyon-tavern-series-presents-bob-norm-with-bill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/27/historic-richmond-towns-james-guyon-jr-guyon-tavern-series-presents-bob-norm-with-bill Date: January 27, 2018

The Guyon Tavern (circa 1819) serves up an authentic 19th century acoustic music experience with a warm and resonant sound quality that is rarely found anymore, thanks to the original aged wood and plaster, and the unmistakable handmade construction.

The room is pure acoustics, the ambiance is pure magic. Filled with candles and heated by a wood-burning pot belly stove, the tavern comes to life with period-authentic servers pouring mugs of beer, wine, and hot mulled cider to the cool sounds of authentic Americana.

Come with some friends, leave with a few more. Warm the winter away with the James Guyon Jr. Tavern Concert Series.

About Bob & Norm with Bill

This popular trio will regale the Tavern with their program of short stories and old tunes! Each is a finely honed story-teller and instrumentalist, and their stories are joined by the sounds of banjo, guitar, fiddle, and mandala. They lift traditional songs out of the faraway past into the vibrant present.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Guyon Tavern at Historic Richmond Town

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2018-01-27 2018-01-27 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57178644122100000, -74.14625349376500000 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:14:43 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: January 28, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-01-28 2018-01-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f781631ead.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: January 28, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-01-28 2018-01-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f70b360ed5.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: January 28, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2018-01-28 2018-01-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f72f812091.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: January 28, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2018-01-28 2018-01-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f755812c10.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Painted Papers and the Stories of Eric Carle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/family-art-project-painted-papers-and-the-stories-of-eric-carle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/family-art-project-painted-papers-and-the-stories-of-eric-carle Date: January 28, 2018

What better season than winter to cuddle up with stories you love—like Eric Carle’s tales illustrating the wonders of nature. Hear Family Art Project storyteller Rama Mandel tell some of these enchanting favorites, then learn from Eric Carle’s techniques as we cut and layer hand-painted papers to form bright and colorful images.

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 2018-01-28 2018-01-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2ece87d15fc.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Art Workshop: DronescapesSketching from a Bird’s-Eye Perspective]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/art-workshop-dronescapessketching-from-a-birdseye-perspective http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/art-workshop-dronescapessketching-from-a-birdseye-perspective Date: January 28, 2018

Join artist Jessica Rohrer in her Winter Workspace studio in Glyndor Gallery to see her unique artistic process, which uses images from high-flying drones to inspire her landscape drawings. Experiment with perspective using drone-captured images and create ink drawings of Wave Hill from a bird’s-eye view. Ages 12 and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-01-28 2018-01-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2ed16b202c9.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[E-Waste Recycling Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/ewaste-recycling-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/ewaste-recycling-event Date: January 28, 2018

Responsibly dispose of all of your unwanted or broken gadgets! In partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-01-28 2018-01-28 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0f04f507903.PNG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:59:45 EST
<![CDATA[Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights Date: January 28, 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 2018-01-28 2018-01-28 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Remedies: Herbal Solutions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/winter-remedies-herbal-solutions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/winter-remedies-herbal-solutions Date: January 28, 2018

Fight winter ills, naturally! Learn about herbalists' approach to remedies for winter maladies, then make some samples to take home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-01-28 2018-01-28 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[West Village Stop 'N' Swap]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/west-village-stop-n-swap http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/west-village-stop-n-swap Date: January 28, 2018

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop 'N' Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce the waste NYC sends to landfills.

GrowNYC invites you to bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new to you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. The only things they don’t take are large items/furniture.

Become a Volunteer

Help GrowNYC create an event where people find things they need and reduce waste! By volunteering, you will create an opportunity for people to bring things they no longer need instead of throwing them away, and find things they do want without manufacturing, packaging, or transportation.

As a volunteer you will help receive, sort, and display the gently-used items that people bring. You might also help keep areas neat, take pictures, or help promote some of the other great work GrowNYC's Zero Waste Program does!

You must be at leat 18 years old to volunteer. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, please email ymihojevich@grownyc.org or create a volunteer profile via this link . Search for the Stop ‘N’ Swap of your interest and register to volunteer.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-7913

Location: Westbeth Community Room

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2018-01-28 2018-01-28 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.73656450000000000, -74.00929410000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a5e4d0363a37.jpg Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/winter-workspace-dropin-sunday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/winter-workspace-dropin-sunday Date: January 28, 2018

Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-In Sunday. Artists in Session 1 of this program are Tomie Arai, Camille Hoffman, Pedro Ramirez, Jessica Rohrer, Jean Shin and Austin Thomas.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-01-28 2018-01-28 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2eccc425c41.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/birding-owls Date: January 28, 2018

Please note: Registration is required. Registration is now closed.

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year focusing on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-01-28 2018-01-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Survival Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/winter-survival-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/winter-survival-skills Date: January 28, 2018

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

Whether you are preparing for an exteneded journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, a wilderness survival progam is perfect for you.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: 43rd Street and Seventh Avenue (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-01-28 2018-01-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.64636741800000000, -74.00180339810000000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/winter-tree-id-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/winter-tree-id-light Date: January 28, 2018

Enjoy a leisurely stroll with the Urban Park Rangers while learning how to identify a tree in the winter by the bark, buds, and other distinctive characteristics.

Enjoy the sublte beauty of trees in winter.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-01-28 2018-01-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: January 28, 2018

Explore the Greenbelt with the Urban Park Rangers as they search for deer.

Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-01-28 2018-01-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: January 28, 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 2018-01-28 2018-01-28 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:45 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: January 28, 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.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-01-28 2018-01-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: January 28, 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 2018-01-28 2018-01-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2ed25c90972.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Stargazing Club: The Supermoon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/stargazing-club-the-supermoon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/28/stargazing-club-the-supermoon Date: January 28, 2018

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

Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.

The Super Blue Blood Moon
On January 31, NYC will get a chance to spot a rare Super Blue Blood Moon. A total lunar eclipse will sync up with a blue moon (second full moon in a calendar month) and a supermoon (that's when the full is closer in orbit, and appears as much as 14 percent brighter than usual). Join our park rangers at Rockaway Beach on Sunday, January 28 to learn all about what you can expect to see.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Boardwalk at Beach 116th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2018-01-28 2018-01-28 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.57779701451600000, -73.83594077825500000 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 13:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/29/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/29/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity Date: January 29, 2018

Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. With elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice, the works illustrate self-awareness, identify, motivation, and varying backgrounds and traditions that govern the artists’ lives.

This exhibition is presented with the NYC Parks Ebony Society. The Society has helped organize the annual Black History Month exhibition in the Arsenal Gallery since 1991.

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 2018-01-29 2018-01-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4ba341b918c.jpg Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: January 30, 2018

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-01-30 2018-01-30 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity Date: January 30, 2018

Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. With elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice, the works illustrate self-awareness, identify, motivation, and varying backgrounds and traditions that govern the artists’ lives.

This exhibition is presented with the NYC Parks Ebony Society. The Society has helped organize the annual Black History Month exhibition in the Arsenal Gallery since 1991.

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 2018-01-30 2018-01-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4ba341b918c.jpg Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: January 30, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-01-30 2018-01-30 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle-to-Art: Decorative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/upcycletoart-decorative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/upcycletoart-decorative-arts Date: January 30, 2018

Participants will bring their recyclable items to upcycle to art using various mediums to achieve a decorative affect. Please be aware a piece may take a few weeks to complete. Participants should bring an item they wish to work on (bottles, boxes, cans, containers, plastic, wood, carton). Avoid soft plastics that crush or easily bend. Participants may take inspiration from the season or from art.

The facilitator will offer prompts, while allowing for individual expression or outcomes.

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder: Create a piece inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Valentine's Day and season-inspired art
March - Create art inspired by the month of March

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 2018-01-30 2018-01-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization: Get-Together for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities Date: January 30, 2018

This is an opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication. Staff, family, and college students are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-30 2018-01-30 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: January 30, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-01-30 2018-01-30 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: January 30, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-01-30 2018-01-30 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/kids-le-petit-art Date: January 30, 2018

Kids create adorable miniature art to use, or give as gifts. Parents and kids may participate together. (Ages 6-12 years)

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder... ACEO
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder...Character Shaker

February - Cardboard-Painted Heart
February - Cardboard Magical Moonballs

March - 3D Illusion Art Down That Hole
March - 3D Heart

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-30 2018-01-30 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: January 30, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-01-30 2018-01-30 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Crop Planning 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/crop-planning-101-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/crop-planning-101-nyc-compost-project Date: January 30, 2018

Grow more vegetables by planning ahead. Learn how to map out more than one season of bountiful harvests using planting calendars, knowledge of plant families, plant spacing charts, and more. This event is free and open to the public, and presented in partnership with GreenThumb.

Admission is free. Registration is requested.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-01-30 2018-01-30 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.64189454909600000, -74.10201304660700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a25b92896ef2.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:59:43 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: January 30, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2018-01-30 2018-01-30 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7952b1fd6.jpg Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: January 30, 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. It's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Please note: A recreation center membership is required to participate in this program.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2018-01-30 2018-01-30 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/30/wheelchair-basketball Date: January 30, 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. It's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-01-30 2018-01-30 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0f6cadfa8b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[National Girls and Women in Sports Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/31/national-women-and-girls-sports-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/31/national-women-and-girls-sports-day Date: January 31, 2018

Come celebrate women and girls with us while engaging in a day of sports and fun. There will be obstacle courses, basketball drills, relay races and more!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0302

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2018-01-31 2018-01-31 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.71070098876953000, -73.99669647216797000 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/31/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/31/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity Date: January 31, 2018

Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. With elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice, the works illustrate self-awareness, identify, motivation, and varying backgrounds and traditions that govern the artists’ lives.

This exhibition is presented with the NYC Parks Ebony Society. The Society has helped organize the annual Black History Month exhibition in the Arsenal Gallery since 1991.

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 2018-01-31 2018-01-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4ba341b918c.jpg Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/31/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/31/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language Date: January 31, 2018

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

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-31 2018-01-31 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/31/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/31/adults-le-petit-art Date: January 31, 2018

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

Adults of all ages, including seniors, are welcome.

Themes

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-31 2018-01-31 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-to-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/31/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/31/recycletoart Date: January 31, 2018

Participants will create cute arts and crafts projects to keep, or give as a gift to their favorite person. (Ages 6 – 12 years old).

Schedule

  • January Key - Wind Chime Make: an eco-friendly wind chime out of keys.
  • February - Cardboard Owl Craft
  • March - Rolled and Folded Magazine Paper Project

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-01-31 2018-01-31 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Arts. Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night: Milonga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/31/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-milonga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/31/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-milonga Date: January 31, 2018

Strictly Tango’s popular Tango class is coming to Highbridge! Join us in celebrating Milonga, a fast paced version of Tango. All levels are welcome for dance instruction and open dance! The founder of Strictly Tango, Sergio Segura, will lead the class!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Please email trevor.merk@parks.nyc.gov to hold your spot.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-01-31 2018-01-31 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a53c82f9d1bd.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:44:55 EST
<![CDATA[Art Inspired by...Takashi Murakami]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/31/art-inspired-bytakashi-murakami http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/31/art-inspired-bytakashi-murakami Date: January 31, 2018

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

RSVP required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-01-31 2018-01-31 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6b89a56ebb7.jpg Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/31/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/31/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team1 Date: January 31, 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. It's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2018-01-31 2018-01-31 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:44 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/31/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/01/31/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: January 31, 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. With the help of the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341, (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2018-01-31 2018-01-31 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59caba2bd936e.jpg Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: February 1, 2018

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their workouts, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-02-01 2018-02-01 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[National Girls and Women in Sports Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/01/national-women-and-girls-sports-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/01/national-women-and-girls-sports-day Date: February 1, 2018

Come celebrate women and girls with us while engaging in a day of sports and fun. There will be obstacle courses, basketball drills, relay races and more!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 285-0302

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2018-02-01 2018-02-01 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.71070098876953000, -73.99669647216797000 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Exerskate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/01/exerskate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/01/exerskate Date: February 1, 2018

Join Bryant Park Corp. at The Rink for an ice-based fitness classes for experienced skaters.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-02-01 2018-02-01 8:00 am 8:30 am 40.75353622436500000, -73.98333740234400000 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:59:51 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/01/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/01/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity Date: February 1, 2018

Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. With elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice, the works illustrate self-awareness, identify, motivation, and varying backgrounds and traditions that govern the artists’ lives.

This exhibition is presented with the NYC Parks Ebony Society. The Society has helped organize the annual Black History Month exhibition in the Arsenal Gallery since 1991.

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 2018-02-01 2018-02-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4ba341b918c.jpg Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/01/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/01/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition Date: February 1, 2018

A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues, from Muddy Waters and B. B. King to Bonny Raitt and Howlin' Wolf.

Soulful, sultry, and redolent of the earthy mix of raw talent, hardship, and enduring creativity inspiring this iconic genre, the collection is part of a larger series of portraits representing Volume 2 of American Music Pioneers.

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 2018-02-01 2018-02-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a59026345425.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Self Advocacy for Individuals with Special Needs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/01/self-advocacy-for-individuals-with-special-needs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/01/self-advocacy-for-individuals-with-special-needs Date: February 1, 2018

This current events discussion group will be a welcoming and inclusive place for adults with disabilities to learn about, discuss, and address the social and political issues which are most important to them.

Join this group to connect with others who want to explore how current events impact our lives, and how we can impact our government. In the process, hone your self-advocacy skills and be part of a community dedicated to making sure all voices are heard.

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 2018-02-01 2018-02-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 04 Jan 2018 15:44:44 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/01/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/01/special-express-arts Date: February 1, 2018

Artists will be creating a mixed media art using construction paper, magazine cutouts, cloth, string, acrylic paint, and glue. We will be providing these materials. We advise that participants bring any other materials they might like to use (like any magazine images or computer printouts along with any small objects they would like to incorporate into their collage).

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder Collage using mixed media
January - Create Mixed Media Winter Village Landscape

February - Create Mix Media Mosaic Hearts
February - Create Mix Media Pop Up Hearts

March - Paintings of Fruits Using Paint and Q-Tips. Each artist will select a picture of fruit to make
March - Create mixed media abstract painting using circlular shapes with Q-Tips and straws

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-01 2018-02-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/01/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/01/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: February 1, 2018

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Central Park. Highlights of this tour include: Summit Rock, Tanner's Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-01 2018-02-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/01/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/01/kids-imaginative-arts Date: February 1, 2018

Kids will learn various techniques for creating imaginative arts, including Kirigami, Collage, Tissue Work, Pointillism, and 3D Illusion. Drop in for a program, or try them all!

  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... on Cardboard
  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... Silhouettes & Abstracts
  • February: Valentines Kirigami Greeting Cards
  • February: 3D Illusion Wavy Heart
  • March: Painted Rocks Pointillism
  • March: Painted Rocks Nature

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-01 2018-02-01 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:15:11 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/01/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/01/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: February 1, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: United Nations Ave South Entrance (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-02-01 2018-02-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74265728919200000, -73.84999632835400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7ee8bce18.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:06 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity Date: February 2, 2018

Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. With elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice, the works illustrate self-awareness, identify, motivation, and varying backgrounds and traditions that govern the artists’ lives.

This exhibition is presented with the NYC Parks Ebony Society. The Society has helped organize the annual Black History Month exhibition in the Arsenal Gallery since 1991.

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 2018-02-02 2018-02-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4ba341b918c.jpg Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition Date: February 2, 2018

A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues, from Muddy Waters and B. B. King to Bonny Raitt and Howlin' Wolf.

Soulful, sultry, and redolent of the earthy mix of raw talent, hardship, and enduring creativity inspiring this iconic genre, the collection is part of a larger series of portraits representing Volume 2 of American Music Pioneers.

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 2018-02-02 2018-02-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a59026345425.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[World Wetlands Day at Seagirt Avenue Wetlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/0202-world-wetlands-day-at-seagirt-avenue-wetlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/0202-world-wetlands-day-at-seagirt-avenue-wetlands Date: February 2, 2018

Join NYC Parks Stewardship as we celebrate World Wetlands Day! Urban wetlands provide a variety of benefits including improved water quality and storm water retention. They also serve as critical habitat for native wildlife.

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help protect these important ecosystems on World Wetlands Day! Volunteers will be removing debris from the Seagirt Avenue Wetlands in Far Rockaway.

Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty, close-toed shoes, and warm layers. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Please note: Space is Limited. Registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Beach 6th Street and Seagirt Avenue (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2018-02-02 2018-02-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.57675429500000000, -73.83708376220000000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:59:43 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the AXIS Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project Date: February 2, 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: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 646-632-7344

Location: Hansborough Recreation Center

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2018-02-02 2018-02-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81280660000000000, -73.93924480000000000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 2, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-02 2018-02-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:00:04 EST