NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:51:45 GMT <![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/20/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/20/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: January 20, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic opens on Friday, November 25, 2016 and runs through Sunday, January 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. 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.

Opening Reception
An opening reception will be held on November 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

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 2017-01-20 2017-01-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Highbridge Park Service Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/20/highbridge-park-service-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/20/highbridge-park-service-days Date: January 20, 2017

Highbridge Park is a valuable resource for the neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Inwood! Join New York Restoration Project in our constant effort to maintain and restore this urban gem every Friday morning in January and February. Together we will remove trash and invasive species, and perform a multitude of tasks which will support the native ecology and the mountain biking association.

Work in Highbridge Park requires that you wear closed-toed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather! Space is limited and registration is required. To register please email rminer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Dyckman Sitting Area (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-01-20 2017-01-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86119842529297000, -73.92469787597656000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587d00f29fcdc.JPG Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-01-20 2017-01-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Multimedia Arts: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/20/multimedia-artsadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/20/multimedia-artsadults Date: January 20, 2017

Participants will use contrasting and unconventional mediums to create intriguing works. Each month we will focus on a different art form.

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder Art Bottle Decoupage Tissue Art
February- From the Heart Greeting Cards-PArchment Paper
March - Winds of March-Steam Punk Art

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 2017-01-20 2017-01-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/20/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/20/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: January 20, 2017

Create adorable arts and crafts items to take home. Each month will focus on a different project related to a special time of the season. This program is suitable for kids and their caregivers.

Themes
January - Dream Catcher
February - Caterpillar Heart
March - Pasta Butterfly

Start time: 2:45 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 2017-01-20 2017-01-20 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Silent Disco Fitness Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/20/shape-up-nyc-silent-disco http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/20/shape-up-nyc-silent-disco Date: January 20, 2017

Ready to Shape Up? Join us as we begin 2017 with a great workout!

Silent disco or silent rave is an event where people dance to music from wireless headphones. Rather than using a speaker system, music is broadcasted via a radio transmitter. While using the supplied headphones, participants will engage in free fitness class demos, including Zumba, kickboxing, dance fitness, and more! After working out, a dance party will end the night with light refreshments, raffles, and giveaways.

To register for this event, please visit Shape Up NYC's Silent Disco Fitness Party on Eventbrite.

We hope to see you there!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3306

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2017-01-20 2017-01-20 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58500711051ed.jpg Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[Disco Get Down]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/20/disco-get-down http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/20/disco-get-down Date: January 20, 2017

Come dressed in your disco best for a night of indoor roller skating! We'll have a Live DJ, photo booth, and more. Skates will be provided. Socks are required, please bring a pair of your own. RSVP is strongly recommended. Please visit discogetdown.eventbrite.com to register for this event now!

For accessibility information, contact Jennifer Gonzales by January 17 at (212) 242-5228.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2017-01-20 2017-01-20 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:15:05 EST
<![CDATA[Dark Days of Winter Candlelight Ghost Tour of 'Manhattan's Most Haunted House']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/20/dark-days-of-winter-candlelight-ghost-tour-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/20/dark-days-of-winter-candlelight-ghost-tour-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house Date: January 20, 2017

Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where seven family members died and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them. “#1 Most Haunted Place in NYC” (TimeOut New York, 2016)

This tour lasts 50 to 60 minutes.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-01-20 2017-01-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Edgar Allan Poe Birthday Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/edgar-allan-poe-birthday-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/edgar-allan-poe-birthday-bash Date: January 21, 2017

Celebrate the birthday of great American writer Edgar Allan Poe with performances and readings of his works at this birthday bash, next door to his Bronx home.

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 0:00 am 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: January 21, 2017

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 under 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 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:45:25 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 21, 2017

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 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 21, 2017

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents its 4th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition. This popular yearly show delights and awakens the child within, especially during this most joyous season of the year. Local and national artists were selected for their interpretation of the theme "A Whimsical Winter Wonder...". The works include photography, paintings, sculptures, textiles, and mixed media art. Exhibiting artists are: B. Beck, N. Beck, N. Benignus, C. Corrigan, M. Freiberghaus, N. Gopinathan, R. Henao, A. Levy, M. Mandel, J. Musillo, O. Newton, N. Nishanth, G. Sabiti, R. Sahu, J. Velazquez, C. Xochitl. Don't miss this delightful show.

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 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835ca9a06da0.jpg Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: January 21, 2017

This class features a low-impact cardio workout, followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

This instructor is part of the NYC Parks' Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Richmond Hill Green Neighborhood: Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/richmond-hill-green-neighborhood-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/richmond-hill-green-neighborhood-forest-restoration Date: January 21, 2017

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help protect the young forest in Forest Park! Volunteers will be trained in tree care best practices as well as invasive vegetation identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Lane S at Myrtle Avenue (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70119857788086000, -73.84188079833984000 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: January 21, 2017

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 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a38497600.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: January 21, 2017

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 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a3fdef59c.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: January 21, 2017

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 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a3d9e9736.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: January 21, 2017

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 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a4302276d.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Fitness Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/shape-up-nycs-fitness-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/shape-up-nycs-fitness-party Date: January 21, 2017

Ready to Shape Up? Join us as we begin 2017 with a great workout!

Participants will engage in free fitness class demos, including Cardio Step Jam and Zumba! Light refreshments will be served. There will be a few special raffles and plenty of giveaways throughout the night.

To register for this event, please visit Shape Up NYC's Fitness Party on Eventbrite.

We hope to see you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3337

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585007365f32c.JPG Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Super Winter Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/birding-super-winter-bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/birding-super-winter-bird-walk Date: January 21, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. We offer birding programs throughout the year. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.67290115356445000, -73.96980285644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58545b46be469.jpg Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Art Workshop: Casting Textiles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/winter-workspace-art-workshop-casting-textiles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/winter-workspace-art-workshop-casting-textiles Date: January 21, 2017

Work with Winter Workspace artist Crystal Gregory to design and create decorative planter containers made from weavings and concrete. Learn netting techniques and explore the contrasting textures of delicate textiles with the permanence of stone. This workshop begins in the artist’s Winter Workspace studio and continues at a workshop location for the hands-on portion. All materials provided unless indicated; although, you are welcome to bring your own art supplies as well.

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 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/583f4797bc78a.jpg Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Sweet Dreams, Hibernators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/family-art-project-sweet-dreams-hibernators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/family-art-project-sweet-dreams-hibernators Date: January 21, 2017

Get to know your local hibernators through sleepy tales of the season. Then make your own furry bear, bat, toad, or hedgehog mask, or fashion a dreamy, woodsy home. Pajamas are welcome!

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 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/583f485d58f9a.jpg Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: January 21, 2017

Have fun with Zumba for fitness, health, and well-being.

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 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Owls and Pellets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/owls-and-pellets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/owls-and-pellets Date: January 21, 2017

Discover what makes owls fierce, nocturnal predators and dissect a real owl pellet. All supplies will be provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Organizing for Garden Success: By-Laws]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/greenthumb-workshop-organizing-for-garden-success-bylaws http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/greenthumb-workshop-organizing-for-garden-success-bylaws Date: January 21, 2017

Part 2 of 3: Disorganization Creates Dysfunction

This three-part workshop series is designed to help your garden group build a strong foundation to deal with the many issues that arise in a community space. In this workshop we will be discussing garden rules and procedures that assist in decision making.

Please RSVP here. Please bring a photo ID.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2017-01-21 2017-01-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71048049702100000, -74.00351333618200000 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: January 21, 2017

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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Family Program: Winter Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/winter-family-program-winter-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/winter-family-program-winter-trees Date: January 21, 2017

Come learn all about trees in our wonderful Winter Trees program. Kids will learn about the various parts of trees, their functions, and will use parts of trees to make a craft for take home!

Winter is wonderful at Queens Botanical Garden! Bring the whole family and experience winter’s splendor with indoor garden activities and an outdoor nature walk. Activities are geared for 4 to 10 year olds, but all are welcome to attend.

Each week will include indoor nature-themed hands on activities, followed by a short nature walk around the Garden. Bundle up and dress for the weather!

Sign up for single sessions or all four. Register here!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-01-21 2017-01-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584aced5858cc.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Squirrel Appreciation Day at Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/squirrel-appreciation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/squirrel-appreciation-day Date: January 21, 2017

A true New Yorker, our squirrels play a major role in greeting park lovers and helping to nourish our trees. Learn about the WildlifeNYC campaign and the NYC Parks Wildlife Unit, learn more about how squirrels live in our parks, and how to keep your furry neighbors healthy and safe! This is an informal appreciation and outreach event, stop by at any point during the afternoon.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1447

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.74129867553711000, -73.98840332031250000 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Squirrel Appreciation Day at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/squirrel-appreciation-day1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/squirrel-appreciation-day1 Date: January 21, 2017

A true New Yorker, our squirrels play a major role in greeting park lovers and helping to nourish our trees. Come by to learn about the WildlifeNYC campaign and NYC Parks Wildlife Unit, discover more about how squirrels live in our parks, and how to keep your furry neighbors healthy and safe! This is an informal appreciation and outreach event, stop by at any point during the afternoon.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1447

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Faux Finishing Painting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/faux-finishing-painting-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/faux-finishing-painting-workshop Date: January 21, 2017

Come experience the new reinterpretations of the museum’s Octagon, Hall, and George Washington’s war room while learning the details of decorative and faux painting from Mike McMath who completed the work here at the mansion.

You’ll also get to try your hand at some basic techniques and take your work home with you.

Please note: Reservations are strongly recommended as space is limited. For more information and to make a reservation, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Pioneering Skills: Building with Ropes and Wood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/pioneering-skills-building-with-ropes-and-wood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/pioneering-skills-building-with-ropes-and-wood Date: January 21, 2017

Many plants produce natural cordage, which our ancestors used to construct things like tools and shelters. You'll learn basic knots and employ those skills for building a variety of simple, useful objects that can be enjoyed in the woods and at home.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter the lottery, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' program registration page. Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 11.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Hibernators Walk and Talk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/hibernators-walk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/hibernators-walk-and-talk Date: January 21, 2017

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow to discover survival techniques used by Wave Hill’s plants and animals during the chilly winter months. Find out who’s active and who’s dormant and make some discoveries of your own as you embark on a woodlands trail adventure.

Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult.

Although this event is free with admission to the grounds, registration is recommended. Drop-ins are welcome as space allows.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5840977f4835c.jpg Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: January 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Illustrations Basics Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/nature-illustrations-basics-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/nature-illustrations-basics-workshop Date: January 21, 2017

Find your muse in nature. This workshop will inspire you to illustrate the landscapes, woodlands, and wildlife of Inwood Hill Park.

This workshop will take place indoors. Basic materials will be provided.

Please note: Registration is required to participate in this program. To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' program registration page. Registration starts on Wednesday, January 18.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: A Billion Year Odyssey: Geology of Northern Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/a-billion-year-odyssey-geology-of-northern-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/a-billion-year-odyssey-geology-of-northern-manhattan Date: January 21, 2017

Please note: Sid Horenstein's 1/21 "A Billion Year Odyssey:Geology of Northern Manhattan" is postponed to a later date TBD.

Join Sid Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, for a PowerPoint presentation and take a deeper look into northern Manhattan Park’s exposed bedrock. View the cliff edges and road cuts that provide geologic information that informs a history that includes continental collisions, breakup of continents, violent earthquakes, extensive volcanism, the creation of Rocky Mountain high elevations, profound erosion, subsidence below the sea, and massive glaciers, all leading up to our present-day subdued milieu.

Please note: Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org.

This program was made possible through the support of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

Photo by Louise Crowley

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584840398b760.jpg Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:44:56 EST
<![CDATA[Textile Arts: Crochet Amigurumi Bear - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/textile-artscrochet-amigurumi-bear-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/textile-artscrochet-amigurumi-bear-adults Date: January 21, 2017

Participants will crochet a cute, stuffed Amigurumi bear to keep or give as a gift. It is important to attend all sessions.

Learn to read and follow pattern for making the Amigurumi Bear.

Materials needed: #4 cotton yarn, size E aluminum crochet hook, tapestry or yarn needle, yarn cutter, clicky row counter (optional), stitch marker, pom pom maker (optional), polyfill to stuff your Amigurumi Bear, buttons for eyes, sewing needle, and sewing thread.

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 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: January 21, 2017

Create adorable arts and crafts items out of paper to take home. Each month you will make a different paper art project.

Themes
January - Paper Tree
February - Valentine Heart Emojis
March - Nature Paper Art

This program is suitable for all ages.

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 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Storytime and Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/storytime-craft Date: January 21, 2017

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring seasonal nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity. Recommended for ages 10 and under.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-01-21 2017-01-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585abba489eb5.JPG Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: January 21, 2017

The Union Square Partnership hosts a free walking tour entitled “Union Square: Crossroads of New York,” led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours. Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.

The tour begins at the Abraham Lincoln statue in Union Square Park near 16th Street. Look for the guide holding a "Union Square: Crossroads of New York" sign at the statue.

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Sips and Dips: Painting and Wine Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/sips-dips-painting-and-wine-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/sips-dips-painting-and-wine-class Date: January 21, 2017

Get in touch with your artistic side and paint your own still-life while enjoying a glass of red or white wine!

Please note: Space is limited so advanced registration is highly recommended. All art materials and wine provided! For more information and to make a reservation, please contact publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/astronomy-the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/21/astronomy-the-night-sky Date: January 21, 2017

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. 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. Many programs feature astronomy experts and all equipment is provided. Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2017-01-21 2017-01-21 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.52040100097700000, -74.18949890136700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58545d3f0460e.jpg Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:44:55 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: January 22, 2017

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: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-01-22 2017-01-22 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a4f480ed6.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: January 22, 2017

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 2017-01-22 2017-01-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a46704eab.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: January 22, 2017

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 2017-01-22 2017-01-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a33bb3080.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: January 22, 2017

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 2017-01-22 2017-01-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a35e7addd.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Waterfowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/birding-winter-waterfowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/birding-winter-waterfowl Date: January 22, 2017

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.

This program will focus on the different species of waterfowl that reside in our parks during the colder winter months.

We offer birding programs throughout the year. Bring your own binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Forest Avenue and Silver Lake Park Road (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-01-22 2017-01-22 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.63159291279000000, -74.09585726261100000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:44:55 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Sweet Dreams, Hibernators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/family-art-project-sweet-dreams-hibernators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/family-art-project-sweet-dreams-hibernators Date: January 22, 2017

Get to know your local hibernators through sleepy tales of the season. Then make your own furry bear, bat, toad or hedgehog mask, or fashion a dreamy, woodsy home. Pajamas are welcome! Hibernators Weekend event.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-01-22 2017-01-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584098164041f.jpg Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/winter-workspace-dropin-sunday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/winter-workspace-dropin-sunday Date: January 22, 2017

Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-in Sunday. In the Winter Workspace today are Dahlia Elsayed and and Next Epoch Seed Library (Ellie Irons and Anne Percoco). Stop by Glyndor Gallery to speak to the artists and get a closer look at the creative process.

Free with admission to the grounds.

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 2017-01-22 2017-01-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584098906dcb0.jpg Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: January 22, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-01-22 2017-01-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Self Defense Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/womens-self-defense-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/womens-self-defense-workshops Date: January 22, 2017

These six classes will show self defense moves and discuss the threats faced by females. We recommend attending all six classes but it is not necessary. This class is for females only, ages 10 and older.

Taught by Warrior Sisters Organization.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-01-22 2017-01-22 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5861598c6986f.png Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:15:07 EST
<![CDATA[Winter walk: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/winter-walk-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/winter-walk-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic Date: January 22, 2017

Celebrate winter with a hike through Conference House Park. Join artist Susan Stair and a park arborist as we highlight the trees she cast for her exhibit Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic, currently on view in the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 417-6917

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-01-22 2017-01-22 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5880d00864810.jpg Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Split Rock]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/historic-new-york-split-rock http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/22/historic-new-york-split-rock Date: January 22, 2017

Split Rock is a glacial boulder, divided in half with a large crevice between the two pieces, and is an important part of the history of Pelham Bay Park and the Bronx. Split Rock is located near the 375-acre Thomas Pell Wildlife Sanctuary, which was designated on October 11, 1967, to preserve the natural wetlands of Pelham Bay Park. The area is home to a variety of wildlife including raccoons, egrets, hawks, ibis, and, coyotes.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Split Rock Golf House (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-01-22 2017-01-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.80860137939453000 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: The Rhythmic Art of Thread]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/23/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/23/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread Date: January 23, 2017

The Rhythmic Art of Thread showcases works in fiber that explore diverse themes of culture, spirituality, historical events, and icons. Contemporary artists merge techniques of quilting, applique, mixed media, screening, fabric collage, and fiber fusion to tell stories and present abstract imagery in textile art. The exhibition features the works of Michael A. Cummings, Shimoda Emanuel, Ife Felix, Laura R. Gadson, Jacqueline Johnson, Jackquelynn Jones, Dindga McCannon, Lisa Shepard Stewart, and 2016 Teen Curators of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Curated by Harlem Needle Arts with support from NYC Parks’ Ebony Society.

Closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16; and Presidents Day on Monday, February 20.

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 2017-01-23 2017-01-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586bca3851854.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/23/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/23/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: January 23, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic opens on Friday, November 25, 2016 and runs through Sunday, January 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. 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.

Opening Reception
An opening reception will be held on November 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

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 2017-01-23 2017-01-23 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 24, 2017

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. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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.

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.

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 2017-01-24 2017-01-24 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 24, 2017

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents its 4th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition. This popular yearly show delights and awakens the child within, especially during this most joyous season of the year. Local and national artists were selected for their interpretation of the theme "A Whimsical Winter Wonder...". The works include photography, paintings, sculptures, textiles, and mixed media art. Exhibiting artists are: B. Beck, N. Beck, N. Benignus, C. Corrigan, M. Freiberghaus, N. Gopinathan, R. Henao, A. Levy, M. Mandel, J. Musillo, O. Newton, N. Nishanth, G. Sabiti, R. Sahu, J. Velazquez, C. Xochitl. Don't miss this delightful show.

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 2017-01-24 2017-01-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835ca9a06da0.jpg Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: The Rhythmic Art of Thread]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread Date: January 24, 2017

The Rhythmic Art of Thread showcases works in fiber that explore diverse themes of culture, spirituality, historical events, and icons. Contemporary artists merge techniques of quilting, applique, mixed media, screening, fabric collage, and fiber fusion to tell stories and present abstract imagery in textile art. The exhibition features the works of Michael A. Cummings, Shimoda Emanuel, Ife Felix, Laura R. Gadson, Jacqueline Johnson, Jackquelynn Jones, Dindga McCannon, Lisa Shepard Stewart, and 2016 Teen Curators of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Curated by Harlem Needle Arts with support from NYC Parks’ Ebony Society.

Closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16; and Presidents Day on Monday, February 20.

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 2017-01-24 2017-01-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586bca3851854.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paint it Up: Wine Bottles - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/paint-it-up-wine-bottlesadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/paint-it-up-wine-bottlesadults Date: January 24, 2017

Participants will upcycle and decorate their own personal wine bottles as a personal keepsake or gift for a special someone.

Schedule
January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... use our current exhibition as inspiration for the art.
February: Love is in the air! Decorate your bottle for that special someone in your life
March: The Winds of March (create a piece inspired by March and the coming of Spring)

Start time: 10:00 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 2017-01-24 2017-01-24 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: January 24, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic opens on Friday, November 25, 2016 and runs through Sunday, January 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. 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.

Opening Reception
An opening reception will be held on November 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

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 2017-01-24 2017-01-24 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: January 24, 2017

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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 2017-01-24 2017-01-24 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: January 24, 2017

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-01-24 2017-01-24 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323457cdf51.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/introduction-to-sign-languageadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/introduction-to-sign-languageadults Date: January 24, 2017

Adults of all abilities are welcome to join in learning basic sign language (the alphabet, vocabulary, and how to build simple phrases using American Sign Language).

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, please call the Poe Park Visitor Center at (718) 365-5516.

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 2017-01-24 2017-01-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: January 24, 2017

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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: 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 2017-01-24 2017-01-24 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235242afdc.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: January 24, 2017

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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: 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 2017-01-24 2017-01-24 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235c594bc8.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Coloring for Relaxation with Michele]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/coloring-for-relaxation-with-michele http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/coloring-for-relaxation-with-michele Date: January 24, 2017

Adults and senior members are invited to join us for an afternoon of coloring, crafting, and meditation in peaceful quietness to help relive stress and promote relaxation.

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-01-24 2017-01-24 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: January 24, 2017

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 wheelchair basketball team, 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: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-01-24 2017-01-24 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Renovating St. Mary's Park: Taking the Next Step]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/st-marys-park-community-report-back1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/st-marys-park-community-report-back1 Date: January 24, 2017

St. Mary's Park was one of five parks selected to receive $30 million for major improvements through the City’s Anchor Parks program. NYC Parks is excited to share the ideas that came out of the first community meeting. Please join us!

For more information or to request accessibility accommodations, contact Nathan Heffron by Jan. 19 at (718) 430-4617 or nathan.heffron@parks.nyc.gov.

Can’t make the meeting? Please visit nyc.gov/parks/input to learn the latest.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heketi Community Charter School

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2017-01-24 2017-01-24 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.80930420000000000, -73.90976870000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876bb4554b0d.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: January 24, 2017

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 2017-01-24 2017-01-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5887a49ed2ee0.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:15:07 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: January 24, 2017

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: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-01-24 2017-01-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a4b55a5cb.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/24/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: January 24, 2017

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 Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-01-24 2017-01-24 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: The Rhythmic Art of Thread]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/25/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/25/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread Date: January 25, 2017

The Rhythmic Art of Thread showcases works in fiber that explore diverse themes of culture, spirituality, historical events, and icons. Contemporary artists merge techniques of quilting, applique, mixed media, screening, fabric collage, and fiber fusion to tell stories and present abstract imagery in textile art. The exhibition features the works of Michael A. Cummings, Shimoda Emanuel, Ife Felix, Laura R. Gadson, Jacqueline Johnson, Jackquelynn Jones, Dindga McCannon, Lisa Shepard Stewart, and 2016 Teen Curators of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Curated by Harlem Needle Arts with support from NYC Parks’ Ebony Society.

Closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16; and Presidents Day on Monday, February 20.

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 2017-01-25 2017-01-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586bca3851854.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/25/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/25/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 25, 2017

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents its 4th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition. This popular yearly show delights and awakens the child within, especially during this most joyous season of the year. Local and national artists were selected for their interpretation of the theme "A Whimsical Winter Wonder...". The works include photography, paintings, sculptures, textiles, and mixed media art. Exhibiting artists are: B. Beck, N. Beck, N. Benignus, C. Corrigan, M. Freiberghaus, N. Gopinathan, R. Henao, A. Levy, M. Mandel, J. Musillo, O. Newton, N. Nishanth, G. Sabiti, R. Sahu, J. Velazquez, C. Xochitl. Don't miss this delightful show.

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 2017-01-25 2017-01-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835ca9a06da0.jpg Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/25/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/25/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: January 25, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic opens on Friday, November 25, 2016 and runs through Sunday, January 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. 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.

Opening Reception
An opening reception will be held on November 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

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 2017-01-25 2017-01-25 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Steampunk Art: Upcycle Miniature Bottles - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/25/le-petit-steam-punk-art-upcycle-miniature-bottlesadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/25/le-petit-steam-punk-art-upcycle-miniature-bottlesadults Date: January 25, 2017

Have great fun creating beautiful steampunk art out of old small bottles and jars with their caps. All labels and gummy residue should be removed. Bring old pill bottles, small jelly and jam jars, and containers with tops clean and dry).

Themes
January: Once Upon A Midnight Steamy
February: Punk Love
March: Beware the Winds of March

Start time: 10:00 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 2017-01-25 2017-01-25 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-to-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/25/recycletoartall-ages http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/25/recycletoartall-ages Date: January 25, 2017

Have fun creating cute items out of recycled materials. For ages 6 years - 12 years and parents.

Themes
January - Paper Cup Polar Bear
February - Button Hearts
March - Paper Plate Flowers

Start time: 2:45 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 2017-01-25 2017-01-25 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Art Inspired By...Andy Warhol]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/25/art-inspired-byandy-warhol http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/25/art-inspired-byandy-warhol Date: January 25, 2017

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

In this month's workshop, we will visit 1960s visual artist Andy Warhol to create inspirational self portraits.

Please note: RSVP is required. For more information and to RSVP, please call (212) 397-3159.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-01-25 2017-01-25 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586c005ba30db.JPG Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/25/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/25/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: January 25, 2017

Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one! The hike is moderately paced, and the run is faster and more suitable for experienced trail runners. Bring a headlamp along as it is beginning to be dark when we return!

The evening hikes take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the trail runs take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The hike and trail run usually cover approximately five miles. Headlamps are required in every season. Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Bring water and a snack if you think you'll need it. No reservation is required.

This event takes place in all weather unless conditions are dangerous. For updates, please visit the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy on Facebook.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-01-25 2017-01-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Renovating Astoria Park: Taking the Next Step]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/25/astoria-park-community-report-back http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/25/astoria-park-community-report-back Date: January 25, 2017

Astoria Park was one of five parks selected to receive $30 million for major improvements through the City’s Anchor Parks program. NYC Parks is excited to share the ideas that came out of the first community meeting. Please join us!

For more information or to request accessibility accommodations, contact Joanne Amagrande by Jan. 19 at (718) 520-5905 or
joanne.amagrande@parks.nyc.gov.

Can’t make the meeting? Please visit nyc.gov/parks/input to learn the latest.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bohemian Hall (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-01-25 2017-01-25 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.77279840000000000, -73.91564230000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876549edfc49.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[History and Commerce in the Old and the New Netherlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/25/history-and-commerce-in-the-old-and-the-new-netherlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/25/history-and-commerce-in-the-old-and-the-new-netherlands Date: January 25, 2017

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce (GFCC) and the Queens Historical Society (QHS) are co-hosting a presentation derived from historical and geographical research and Dr. Eichenbaum's 2016 visit to historic Vlissingen (Flushing's namesake) and Antwerp, Belgium, also on the Scheldt river, a major commercial waterway.

Dr. Eichenbaum is an urban geographer and the Queens borough historian.


Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-01-25 2017-01-25 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58517bddae700.png Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/25/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/25/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: January 25, 2017

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: 718-293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2017-01-25 2017-01-25 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 26, 2017

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. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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.

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.

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 2017-01-26 2017-01-26 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/26/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/26/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 26, 2017

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents its 4th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition. This popular yearly show delights and awakens the child within, especially during this most joyous season of the year. Local and national artists were selected for their interpretation of the theme "A Whimsical Winter Wonder...". The works include photography, paintings, sculptures, textiles, and mixed media art. Exhibiting artists are: B. Beck, N. Beck, N. Benignus, C. Corrigan, M. Freiberghaus, N. Gopinathan, R. Henao, A. Levy, M. Mandel, J. Musillo, O. Newton, N. Nishanth, G. Sabiti, R. Sahu, J. Velazquez, C. Xochitl. Don't miss this delightful show.

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 2017-01-26 2017-01-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835ca9a06da0.jpg Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: The Rhythmic Art of Thread]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/26/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/26/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread Date: January 26, 2017

The Rhythmic Art of Thread showcases works in fiber that explore diverse themes of culture, spirituality, historical events, and icons. Contemporary artists merge techniques of quilting, applique, mixed media, screening, fabric collage, and fiber fusion to tell stories and present abstract imagery in textile art. The exhibition features the works of Michael A. Cummings, Shimoda Emanuel, Ife Felix, Laura R. Gadson, Jacqueline Johnson, Jackquelynn Jones, Dindga McCannon, Lisa Shepard Stewart, and 2016 Teen Curators of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Curated by Harlem Needle Arts with support from NYC Parks’ Ebony Society.

Closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16; and Presidents Day on Monday, February 20.

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 2017-01-26 2017-01-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586bca3851854.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/26/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/26/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: January 26, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic opens on Friday, November 25, 2016 and runs through Sunday, January 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. 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.

Opening Reception
An opening reception will be held on November 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

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 2017-01-26 2017-01-26 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/26/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/26/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: January 26, 2017

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

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 2017-01-26 2017-01-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/26/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/26/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: January 26, 2017

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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-01-26 2017-01-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Creative 3D Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/26/creative-3d-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/26/creative-3d-arts Date: January 26, 2017

Have fun making 3D items to use for yourself, friends, and family. Each month we will make a 3D item related to the month.

January
Once Upon A Midnight Dreary Steam Punk (Upcyle Art: bring your own small bottles with caps, clean and dry, inside and out; no labels or gummy residue)

February
My Charming Valentine (Shrinky Dink Art) - Make Shrinky Dink earrings or charm to give your heart's desire.

March
Behold the Smiles of March - Spring is in the air! Make a Shrinky Dink smiley face to announce the coming spring.

Start time: 2:45 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 2017-01-26 2017-01-26 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/26/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/26/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: January 26, 2017

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 wheelchair basketball team, 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: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-01-26 2017-01-26 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fde6bc59a8.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: The Rhythmic Art of Thread]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread Date: January 27, 2017

The Rhythmic Art of Thread showcases works in fiber that explore diverse themes of culture, spirituality, historical events, and icons. Contemporary artists merge techniques of quilting, applique, mixed media, screening, fabric collage, and fiber fusion to tell stories and present abstract imagery in textile art. The exhibition features the works of Michael A. Cummings, Shimoda Emanuel, Ife Felix, Laura R. Gadson, Jacqueline Johnson, Jackquelynn Jones, Dindga McCannon, Lisa Shepard Stewart, and 2016 Teen Curators of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Curated by Harlem Needle Arts with support from NYC Parks’ Ebony Society.

Closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16; and Presidents Day on Monday, February 20.

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 2017-01-27 2017-01-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586bca3851854.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/4th-annual-whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 27, 2017

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents its 4th Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition. This popular yearly show delights and awakens the child within, especially during this most joyous season of the year. Local and national artists were selected for their interpretation of the theme "A Whimsical Winter Wonder...". The works include photography, paintings, sculptures, textiles, and mixed media art. Exhibiting artists are: B. Beck, N. Beck, N. Benignus, C. Corrigan, M. Freiberghaus, N. Gopinathan, R. Henao, A. Levy, M. Mandel, J. Musillo, O. Newton, N. Nishanth, G. Sabiti, R. Sahu, J. Velazquez, C. Xochitl. Don't miss this delightful show.

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 2017-01-27 2017-01-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835ca9a06da0.jpg Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: January 27, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic opens on Friday, November 25, 2016 and runs through Sunday, January 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. 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.

Opening Reception
An opening reception will be held on November 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

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 2017-01-27 2017-01-27 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Highbridge Park Service Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/highbridge-park-service-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/highbridge-park-service-days Date: January 27, 2017

Highbridge Park is a valuable resource for the neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Inwood! Join New York Restoration Project in our constant effort to maintain and restore this urban gem every Friday morning in January and February. Together we will remove trash and invasive species, and perform a multitude of tasks which will support the native ecology and the mountain biking association.

Work in Highbridge Park requires that you wear closed-toed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather! Space is limited and registration is required. To register please email rminer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Dyckman Sitting Area (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-01-27 2017-01-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86119842529297000, -73.92469787597656000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587d00f29fcdc.JPG Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-01-27 2017-01-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/winter-carnival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/winter-carnival Date: January 27, 2017

Bundle up and come on out for the 3rd annual Winter Carnival at Bank of America Winter Village! Embrace the frosty weather and join us for a celebration of the winter season. Bryant Park Corp. is expanding the wildly-popular Winter Carnival from one weekend to nine days, with more of their favorite signature elements and new activities, too!

The event features:

  • Skating Showcase Starring Johnny Weir
  • Silent Disco
  • Ice Ball
  • Outdoor Winter Brew House
  • Ice Castle
  • Free Curling Lessons
  • Free Skating Lessons
  • Warming Lodge

To view the full schedule of activities, please visit Bryant Park's Winter Carnival page.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 7684242

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

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-01-27 2017-01-27 12:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/588929d6260c6.jpg Wed, 25 Jan 2017 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Multimedia Arts: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/multimedia-artsadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/multimedia-artsadults Date: January 27, 2017

Participants will use contrasting and unconventional mediums to create intriguing works. Each month we will focus on a different art form.

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder Art Bottle Decoupage Tissue Art
February- From the Heart Greeting Cards-PArchment Paper
March - Winds of March-Steam Punk Art

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 2017-01-27 2017-01-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Field Trip: Tour the Queens County Farm Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/greenthumb-field-trip-tour-the-queens-county-farm-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/greenthumb-field-trip-tour-the-queens-county-farm-museum Date: January 27, 2017

Join GreenThumb on a free field trip to the Queens Country Farm to learn about winter farming practices and to view the view greenhouse, low-tunnel, and high-tunnel house construction.

This event is now full.

GreenThumb will provide free transportation to the farm at the following locations and times for those who have RSVP'd

Pick-Up #1
12:30 p.m., The Arsenal, 830 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

Pick-Up #2
12:30 p.m., Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park),Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park),990 Washington Avenue (in Brooklyn Botanic Garden)

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M010, Q453, B010 Central Park, Queens Farm Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2017-01-27 2017-01-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76760101318400000, -73.97129821777300000; 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000; 40.66943535875400000, -73.96297955513000000 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: January 27, 2017

Create adorable arts and crafts items to take home. Each month will focus on a different project related to a special time of the season. This program is suitable for kids and their caregivers.

Themes
January - Dream Catcher
February - Caterpillar Heart
March - Pasta Butterfly

Start time: 2:45 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 2017-01-27 2017-01-27 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Paint Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/paint-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/27/paint-night Date: January 27, 2017

Join us for our first annual paint night. Re-create artwork with a friend and enjoy light refreshments. Participants will reproduce a selected painting using acrylic paint.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Aubry Bright or Diamond Acevedo at (212) 754-5411.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by January 24.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-01-27 2017-01-27 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585bf44cb143b.png Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/01/28/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: January 28, 2017

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 under 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 2017-01-28 2017-01-28 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:45:25 EST