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 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:58:08 GMT <![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 7, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Signing: Lovely Toys of Long Ago, An ABC Book by Elizabeth Uhlig]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/book-signing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/book-signing Date: May 7, 2017

The Queens Historical Society is proud to host Elizabeth Uhlig for her book signing event, highlighting her work Lovely Toys of Long Ago, An ABC Book, a collection of poems about toys of ages past.

She is just as an accomplished artist as she is a writer; she illustrated the entire book herself! Pick up a copy of the book to have signed by this talented scholar.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee6eab91e71.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Philharmonic Quintet at Historic Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/si-philharmonic-at-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/si-philharmonic-at-biddle-house Date: May 7, 2017

In conjunction with the Tottenville Historic Society Jane's Walk Biddle's Grove: Temperance to Tugs, the Staten Island Philharmonic quintet will be performing classical pieces from the waterfront porch of the historic H.H. Biddle House overlooking Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill.

Pack a picnic, bring a chair, invite a friend and settle in for an enchanted late afternoon. Limited chairs available.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f7b7c4eeee7.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games Torch Relay: Day One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-torch-relay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-torch-relay Date: May 8, 2017

We're kicking of the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games with a torch relay in Brooklyn.

Seniors and coming-of-age seniors ages 50 and older will run through the streets of Brooklyn while carrying a torch; the runners will run with the torch to the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games Opening Ceremony at the Brownsville Recreation Center on May 9, 2017.

Torch Relay Route

Runners will pass several parks-located Cheer Stations. They will pass the torch to fellow torch runners who will continue to the next Cheer Station.

Torch runners will depart from McCarren Play Center on May 8 at 7:15 a.m., then make their way to the Fort Hamilton Recreation Center for an overnight stay. The torch will then depart from Fort Hamilton Recreation Center on May 9 at 8:30 a.m., then make its way to the Brownsville Recreation Center.

Please join us for the send off of the torch on May 8 or cheer the runners on at a cheer station (listed below):

  • McCarren Play Center - 7:00 a.m.
  • Metropolitan Recreation Center: 7:30 a.m.
  • McLauglin Park - 8:00 a.m.
  • Brooklyn Borough Hall - 8:15 p.m.
  • Red Hook Recreation Center - 9:00 a.m.
  • Sunet Recreation Center - 9:30 a.m.
  • Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center - 10:30 a.m. arrival time

Compete in the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games
Registration and an NYC Parks Rcreation Center Membership are required to compete in the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration will open on April 15 and end on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: McLaughlin Park,Brooklyn Borough Hall,Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center,Metropolitan Recreation Center,Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area),McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park),Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B061, B085, B126, B058, B087 McLaughlin Park, Metropolitan Recreation Center, Red Hook Recreation Area, McCarren Park, Sunset Park 2017-05-08 2017-05-08 7:00 am 10:30 am 40.69649887084961000, -73.98609924316406000; 40.69250106811523400, -73.99099731445312000; 40.61333465576172000, -74.02997589111328000; 40.71509933471680000, -73.96050262451172000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000; 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000; 40.64670181274400000, -74.00239562988300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f5251662caa.JPG Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/spring-birding-tours Date: May 8, 2017

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

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-08 2017-05-08 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75482015790700000, -73.98410060310600000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: May 8, 2017

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-08 2017-05-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn How to Play Lacrosse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/learn-to-play-lacrosse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/learn-to-play-lacrosse Date: May 8, 2017

Children between the ages of 7 and 12 will learn the basics of lacrosse while having fun!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: I.S. 2 George L. Egbert Playground

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2017-05-08 2017-05-08 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.57730102539062500, -74.10109710693360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Boro-Linc Staten Island: Telling Stories of Our Neighborhood and Borough (Unit 2)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/borolinc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/borolinc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-2 Date: May 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-08 2017-05-08 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.64189454909600000, -74.10201304660700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee69468622a.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/learntorow-2 Date: May 8, 2017

Learn-to-Row 2 picks up where Learn-to-Row 1 leaves off. Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges. The majority of the time will be spent increasing focus on working together, developing rhythm, and building power to move the boat as efficiently as possible. All classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

After completing Learn-to-Row 2, participants will have the opportunity to continue rowing with our Recreational Masters program!

The prerequisite for this course is our Learn-to-Row 1 program.

Questions about our 2017 Learn-To-Row 2 classes? Contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org for more information.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-05-08 2017-05-08 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c03fd5a5a97.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 9, 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 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 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[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Board Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-recreation-board-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-recreation-board-games Date: May 9, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

These competition will feature board games such as bid whist, spades, dominoes, and chess.

  • Games are self-monitored
  • Game material will be provided
  • Partners can be provided

Check-in time: 7:30 a.m.

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-09 2017-05-09 8:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f67b8e3c3f4.JPG Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon Date: May 9, 2017

Join us for a bird walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.

The walk will be led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon. Gabriel is an experienced birder and naturalist, and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City. He has been leading walks for NYC Audubon for more than ten years, guiding new and experienced birders in all five boroughs and beyond.

After the walk, we hope you will linger to enjoy the nation's largest perennial garden open 365 days free to the public! Learn more about The Battery at thebattery.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf748c3a18.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games Torch Relay: Day Two]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-torch-relay-day-two http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-torch-relay-day-two Date: May 9, 2017

We're kicking of the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games with a torch relay in Brooklyn.

Seniors and coming-of-age seniors ages 50 and older will run through the streets of Brooklyn while carrying a torch; the runners will run with the torch to the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games Opening Ceremony at the Brownsville Recreation Center on May 9, 2017.

Torch Relay Route

Runners will pass several parks-located Cheer Stations. They will pass the torch to fellow torch runners who will continue to the next Cheer Station.

Torch runners will depart from McCarren Play Center on May 8 at 7:15 a.m., then make their way to the Fort Hamilton Recreation Center for an overnight stay. The torch will then depart from Fort Hamilton Recreation Center on May 9 at 8:30 a.m., then make its way to the Brownsville Recreation Center.

Please join us for the send off of the torch on May 8 or cheer the runners on at a cheer station (listed below):

  • Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center (start) - 8:30 a.m. Departure Time
  • Prospect Park - Grand Army Plaza - 9:00 a.m.
  • Eastern Parkway and Nostrand Avenue - 9:15 a.m.
  • St. John's Recreation Center - 9:30 a.m.
  • Osborn Playground - 10:00 a.m.
  • Brownsville Recreation Center (end) - 10:15 a.m. Arrival Time

Compete in the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games
Registration and an NYC Parks Rcreation Center Membership are required to compete in the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration will open on April 15 and end on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Grand Army Plaza,St. John's Recreation Center,Osborn Playground,Brownsville Recreation Center,Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center (in John J Carty Park),Eastern Parkway and Nostrand Avenue (in Eastern Parkway)

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B040, B343, B210W, B029 Grand Army Plaza, Osborn Playground, John J Carty Park, Eastern Parkway 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 8:30 am 10:15 am 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000; 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000; 40.65573485320000000, -73.90607141200000000; 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000; 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000; 40.66988938588200000, -73.95046401023900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f526ac6aea0.JPG Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: May 9, 2017

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

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

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

Related Events

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint it Up: Still Life Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/paint-it-up Date: May 9, 2017

Create a still life painting on canvas to take home. This program is suitable for adults.

Paint It Up Program Schedule
April: Canvas Still Life Painting
May: Upcycle Decorative Painted Cans
June: Recycle Painted Rocks

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 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: May 9, 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 celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

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 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games Opening Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-opening-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-opening-ceremony Date: May 9, 2017

Come out to celebrate the first day of competitions. Athletes, ages 50 years old and older will compete in variety of sports: bowling, shuffleboard, swimming, basketball, track and field, table tennis, pickleball, and board games. Competitions will run from May 9 to May 12.

Competition Schedule:

  • May 9 - Shuflleboard, Basketball, Board Games
  • May 10 - Basketball, Swimming, Bowling, Board Games
  • May 11 - Track and Field
  • May 12 - Pickleball, Table Tennis, Board Games

Most competitions will take place at the Brownsville Recreation Center, except:

  • Bowling - Funfest Family Center*
  • Track and Field - Ocean Breeze Athletic Center- Staten Island*

* Transportation provided

Registration: Compete in the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games
Registration and an NYC Parks Rcreation Center Membership are required to compete in the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration will open on April 15 and end on April 29, 2017.

Adaptive and wheelchair athletes are welcome.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-09 2017-05-09 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 9, 2017

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

This tour is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e507ef4a078.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/introduction-to-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/introduction-to-sign-language Date: May 9, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 11:00 am 0:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: May 9, 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 celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 9, 2017

Check out the early work by photographer Robin Schwartz documenting the close relationship between primates and their caretakers.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Shuffleboard]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-shuffle-board http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-shuffle-board Date: May 9, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

Check-in will take place at 11:00 a.m. Events will include:

  • Singles
  • Doubles

Equipment will be provided.

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-09 2017-05-09 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-basketball Date: May 9, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

Check in time: 12:30 p.m. Equipment will be provided.

Events include:

  • Men's 3-on-3
  • Women's 3-on-3

Rules
Basketball competitions will be played as half-court games. You must play up to five games per day. Standard 3-on-3 basketball rules will be followed, alternate possessions on scores, and three timeouts per game. There will be a coin toss for first possession. You must have a fourth alternate player. Roster of players are due on the day of the game. No changes are allowed after the first game. There will be a 10-minute intermission between each game. The game ball will be provided.

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-09 2017-05-09 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f67bff1b35f.JPG Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/gallery-tour Date: May 9, 2017

Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow will lead a tour of the spring exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery. The group show, Outcasts: Women in the Wilderness, explores how women have been treated and portrayed as outcasts in history, myth, and biblical legend. In the Sunroom Project Space, Borinquen Gallo’s imaginary hive interior is informed by Wave Hill’s beehives.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e5087782621.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: May 9, 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 celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:25 EST
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/book-worms Date: May 9, 2017

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art: Thumb Things Bookmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/kids-le-petit-art Date: May 9, 2017

Make your own personalized bookmark to take home. This class is suitable for kids ages six to 12 years old.

Kids Le Petit Art Schedule
April: Thumb Things Bookmarks
May: Painting Small Cans Upcycle Art
June: Create A Mini Book

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 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: May 9, 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 celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/art-in-action Date: May 9, 2017

Art in Action is a program where children will be given the opportunity to develop their creativity and personal expression through a variety of fun and educational arts and crafts projects.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816.6172.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Soccer Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/soccer-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/soccer-training-camp Date: May 9, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will be able to participate in a variety of physical exercises while learning the basic fundamentals of soccer.

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d29b3e7ad1d.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/table-toppers Date: May 9, 2017

Children participate in a variety of table-top games and tournaments.

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Kill Salt Marsh Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour Date: May 9, 2017

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

Cold water will be provided.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79676106648500000, -73.91593360900900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58beeb04658ca.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event Date: May 9, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).

The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary.

As temperatures on the water are generally cooler than on land, please dress accordingly, especially if you are not planning to actively row. We are providing lifejackets for free.

About Free Community Rowing
The Community Rows are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours.Most of these rows have mixed crews with those that have never been on the river before and some old hands. Visit the Village Community Boathouse's website for more information and photos!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-05-09 2017-05-09 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f92dcb14593.jpg Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/learntorow-2 Date: May 9, 2017

Learn-to-Row 2 picks up where Learn-to-Row 1 leaves off. Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges. The majority of the time will be spent increasing focus on working together, developing rhythm, and building power to move the boat as efficiently as possible. All classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

After completing Learn-to-Row 2, participants will have the opportunity to continue rowing with our Recreational Masters program!

The prerequisite for this course is our Learn-to-Row 1 program.

Questions about our 2017 Learn-To-Row 2 classes? Contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org for more information.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-05-09 2017-05-09 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c03fd5a5a97.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit Date: May 9, 2017

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 6:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.80417773640200000, -73.97017335891700000 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/yoga-in-the-park Date: May 9, 2017

Spend time breathing, stretching, and taking full advantage of the day at a Randall's Island yoga class. Bring your yoga mat and come tone your muscles while finding your inner peace. Ages 15 and older are welcome to attend.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Near the Sunken Meadow Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.79418631968900000, -73.91398096084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b59ca84d70b.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 9, 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 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa2edbf28e.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: May 9, 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 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa30d88260.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: May 9, 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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2017-05-09 2017-05-09 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Board Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/nyc-parks-brooklyn-recreation-board-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/nyc-parks-brooklyn-recreation-board-games Date: May 10, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

These competition will feature board games such as bid whist, spades, dominoes, and chess.

  • Games are self-monitored
  • Game material will be provided
  • Partners can be provided

Check-in time: 7:30 a.m.

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-10 2017-05-10 8:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f67b8e3c3f4.JPG Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Swimming]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-swimming http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-swimming Date: May 10, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

Check in time: 8:00 a.m. Warm ups: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. The competitions will be as follows:

  • Freestyle - 50M, 100M, 200M
  • Breast Stroke - 50M, 100M, 200M
  • Butterfly - 50M, 100M, 200M
  • Back Stroke - 50M, 100M, 200M
  • 4x100M Free Style Relay

- Swim caps are needed. Parks will provide when needed.
- You must bring your own goggles and towels.

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-10 2017-05-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f680313b530.jpg Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/le-petit-art Date: May 10, 2017

Adults will create miniature works of art (4"x6" to 2.5"x3.5"), from delicate miniature paper cuttings to vintage art and painted rocks, to display at home or give as a gift for a loved one.

Le Petit Art Schedule
April: Delicate Paper Cutting
May: Vintage ACEO Art
June: Painted Animal Rocks

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 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/bryant-park-public-tours Date: May 10, 2017

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

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

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 10, 2017

Check out the early work by photographer Robin Schwartz documenting the close relationship between primates and their caretakers.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/special-express-arts Date: May 10, 2017

Engaging special needs adults through arts for self expression. Day groups must schedule in advance to participate, as space is limited.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/conservatory-garden-tour Date: May 10, 2017

Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! From a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Bowling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/nyc-paks-brookyn-senior-games-bowlings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/nyc-paks-brookyn-senior-games-bowlings Date: May 10, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

Check in time: 12:30 pm. Equipment and transportation will be provided. Games gauged on highest number of pins (combined total of two games between teams). No advantages offered based on skill level.

Events include:

  • Co-ed ( 2 players)

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Funfest Family Entertainment

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2017-05-10 2017-05-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.61274850000000000, -73.91294150000000000 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-basketball Date: May 10, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

Check in time: 12:30 p.m. Equipment will be provided.

Events include:

  • Men's 3-on-3
  • Women's 3-on-3

Rules
Basketball competitions will be played as half-court games. You must play up to five games per day. Standard 3-on-3 basketball rules will be followed, alternate possessions on scores, and three timeouts per game. There will be a coin toss for first possession. You must have a fourth alternate player. Roster of players are due on the day of the game. No changes are allowed after the first game. There will be a 10-minute intermission between each game. The game ball will be provided.

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-10 2017-05-10 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f67bff1b35f.JPG Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/book-worms Date: May 10, 2017

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art: Paper Roll Butterfly]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/recycle-to-art Date: May 10, 2017

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Make a cute butterfly out of ordinary paper rolls. This program is suitable for kids ages six to 12 years old.

Recycle to Art Program Schedule
April: Paper Roll Butterfly
May: News Paper Flower Art
June: Popsicle Stick Puppets

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 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/boatbuilding-at-pier-40-on-wednesday-afternoons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/boatbuilding-at-pier-40-on-wednesday-afternoons Date: May 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-05-10 2017-05-10 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f96d23e8452.png Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/art-in-action Date: May 10, 2017

Art in Action is a program where children will be given the opportunity to develop their creativity and personal expression through a variety of fun and educational arts and crafts projects.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816.6172.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Mighty Milers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/mighty-milers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/mighty-milers Date: May 10, 2017

Children will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learning the basic fundamentals of running.

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d29caf27a8e.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/table-toppers Date: May 10, 2017

Children participate in a variety of table-top games and tournaments.

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Boro-Linc Staten Island: Telling Stories of Our Neighborhood and Borough (Unit 2)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/borolinc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/borolinc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-2 Date: May 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.64189454909600000, -74.10201304660700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee69468622a.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: May 10, 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 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Dance Fitness in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/dance-fitness-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/dance-fitness-in-the-park Date: May 10, 2017

Dance Fitness is the perfect way to have fun while getting an amazing work out! These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air. Follow certified instructors from Sweet Water Dance & Yoga for a fun, high-energy workout along the park’s shoreline!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78202599271400000, -73.92982745170600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a1b119975.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/learntorow-2 Date: May 10, 2017

Learn-to-Row 2 picks up where Learn-to-Row 1 leaves off. Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges. The majority of the time will be spent increasing focus on working together, developing rhythm, and building power to move the boat as efficiently as possible. All classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

After completing Learn-to-Row 2, participants will have the opportunity to continue rowing with our Recreational Masters program!

The prerequisite for this course is our Learn-to-Row 1 program.

Questions about our 2017 Learn-To-Row 2 classes? Contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org for more information.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-05-10 2017-05-10 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c03fd5a5a97.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA Monthly Monitoring Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring-session Date: May 10, 2017

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

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

This program is sponsored by Greener NY.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c886d28a0e9.png Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: May 10, 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 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 11, 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 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 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[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Pickleball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-pickleball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-pickleball Date: May 11, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

Check-in time: 8:30 a.m. We will follow USA Pickleball rules. Paddles and balls will be provided.

Events include:

  • Men's Doubles
  • Women's Doubles
  • Co-ed Doubles

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-11 2017-05-11 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f67d84ccfe4.JPG Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Track And Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-track-and-field1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-track-and-field1 Date: May 11, 2017

We're hosting track and field competitions for senior and coming-of-age seniors, 50 years old and older, at the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games.

Check-in time: 7:30 a.m. Transportation will be provided.

Events include:.

  • 55M
  • 4x55M Shuttle
  • 200M
  • 400M
  • 800M
  • 4x100M Relay
  • High Jump
  • Long Jump
  • Shot Put

- Light refreshments will be provided at each event
- All participant will receive bib number
- Only spikes of 1/8” or ¼ pyramids are allowed
- Transportation will be provided

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration for . Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex

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2017-05-11 2017-05-11 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.58341300000000000, -74.07372440000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f67fd3da1dd.JPG Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Botanic Garden Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/brooklyn-botanic-garden-plant-sale1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/brooklyn-botanic-garden-plant-sale1 Date: May 11, 2017

Need more seedlings for your garden? Brooklyn Botanic Garden hosts an annual plant sale on the Cherry Esplanade (now in bloom!) for community groups, schools, and residents. The plant sale will also feature free talks and workshops during the day. BBG members can pick up plants on May 10 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., as well as on May 11 with the general public.

For more information about the plant sale, please visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's website.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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2017-05-11 2017-05-11 9:00 am 8:00 pm 40.66956926431700000, -73.96237954470500000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/greenbelt-peepers Date: May 11, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children ages 2-3 years old with their caregiver. Space is limited.

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: May 11, 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 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: May 11, 2017

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.77471985104800000, -73.99253714084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c062903c856.JPG Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/special-express-arts-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/special-express-arts-2 Date: May 11, 2017

Engaging special needs adults through art for self expression. Groups must schedule in advance to participate, as space is limited.

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 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:45:23 EST
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 11, 2017

Check out the early work by photographer Robin Schwartz documenting the close relationship between primates and their caretakers.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 11, 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 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 11, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) for children ages 3-4 years old with their caregiver. Space is limited.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Snug Harbor Spring Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/snug-harbor-spring-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/snug-harbor-spring-walk Date: May 11, 2017

Visit the Snug Harbor campus to view spring flowering bulbs and perennials. We’ll walk through the Perennial, White, and Pond gardens with Snug Harbor’s Director of Horticulture, Greg Lord.

This tour will take place rain or shine.

Admission is $10 per person. Please register by emailing education@snug-harbor.org or by calling (718) 425-3512.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3512

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e52c307a235.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/tour-the-battery Date: May 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf4930d27f.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/book-worms Date: May 11, 2017

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative 3D Arts: 3D Paper Sculptured Apple]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/creative-3d-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/creative-3d-arts Date: May 11, 2017

Create a cute, fun 3D apple out of paper. This program is suitable for ages six to 12 years old.

Creative 3D Arts Schedule
April: 3D Paper Sculptured Apple
May: Make 3D gift for Mom
June: Make a Father's Day Key Chain Charm

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 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Softball Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/softball-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/softball-training-camp Date: May 11, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learnong the basic fundamentals of softball.

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[S.T.E.A.M.: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/steam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/steam Date: May 11, 2017

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2a9dc4365e.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/spring-birding-tours Date: May 11, 2017

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

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza. Look for the birding sign!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75471678998500000, -73.98405802303800000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/table-toppers Date: May 11, 2017

Children participate in a variety of table-top games and tournaments.

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[The Power of Herbs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/the-power-of-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/the-power-of-herbs Date: May 11, 2017

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

Please RSVP here.

Presented in partnership with Sebert Harper

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Bronx Sunshine Garden

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2017-05-11 2017-05-11 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.83670043945300000, -73.88469696044900000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: May 11, 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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2017-05-11 2017-05-11 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[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow Date: May 11, 2017

Link mindful breathing with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level.

Veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus while enjoying yoga outdoors.

Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: North Lawn at 78th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78425352978800000, -73.98408865928600000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: May 11, 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.

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: United Nations Ave South

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2017-05-11 2017-05-11 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74267354656600000, -73.85000169277200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa514d21db.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Painting and Vino]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/painting-and-vino http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/painting-and-vino Date: May 11, 2017

It’s a party – with a painting! Come sip wine and learn professional painting techniques made easy. With your best pals or your sweetheart by your side, you’re bound to have a blast with wine expert Deb McCole and ArtLab painting instructors.

Each class covers a different subject matter and wine selection, and all are held in Snug Harbor’s Winter Garden at Building P, overlooking the inspiring Richmond County Savings Foundation Tuscan Garden.

Get your tickets today!

Additional Dates: April 27, May 11, May 18

This event series is generously sponsored by the Richmond County Savings Foundation.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Winter Garden, Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.64185384413400000, -74.10196342574000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebd79f3cd5e.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Board Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/nyc-parks-brooklyn-recreation-board-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/nyc-parks-brooklyn-recreation-board-games Date: May 12, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

These competition will feature board games such as bid whist, spades, dominoes, and chess.

  • Games are self-monitored
  • Game material will be provided
  • Partners can be provided

Check-in time: 7:30 a.m.

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-12 2017-05-12 8:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f67b8e3c3f4.JPG Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Table Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/nyc-parks-broolyn-senior-games-table-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/nyc-parks-broolyn-senior-games-table-tennis Date: May 12, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

Check in time: 8:30 a.m. Equipment will be provided. Table Tennis is categorized in semi-pro, pro, women, and novice.

- Bring USTA Ranking Card (if possible)
- All paddles must have one red side and one black side
- Preliminary events will be Round Robin
- We will follow USTA rule
- 40 mm balls will be used

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-12 2017-05-12 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f680f7d6879.JPG Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Cedar Grove Beach Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/cedar-grove-beach-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/cedar-grove-beach-tree-planting Date: May 12, 2017

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest near Cedar Grove Beach! Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs.

Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques.Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event.

Space is limited and registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Parking Lot (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2017-05-12 2017-05-12 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.56221980309400000, -74.09961903095200000 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 12, 2017

Check out the early work by photographer Robin Schwartz documenting the close relationship between primates and their caretakers.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-12 2017-05-12 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 12, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-12 2017-05-12 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/bryant-park-fencing-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/bryant-park-fencing-class Date: May 12, 2017

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center.

No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

Pre-registration is required at manhattanfencing.com. Drop-ins will only be accepted if space allows. You must be 16 or older to participate.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-12 2017-05-12 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75279998779297000, -73.98159790039062000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: May 12, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-12 2017-05-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/book-worms Date: May 12, 2017

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-12 2017-05-12 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts: Pom Pom Easter Egg Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/seasonal-arts-andcrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/seasonal-arts-andcrafts Date: May 12, 2017

This fun painting activity uses pom poms to create a beautiful Easter egg on paper. This program is offered to kids ages six to 12 years old?

Seasonal Arts and Crafts Program Schedule
April: Pom Pom Easter Egg Painting
May: Q-Tip Painted Hand Print
June: Colorful Rainbow Mobile

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 2017-05-12 2017-05-12 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/art-in-action Date: May 12, 2017

Art in Action is a program where children will be given the opportunity to develop their creativity and personal expression through a variety of fun and educational arts and crafts projects.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816.6172.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-12 2017-05-12 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/basketball-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/basketball-training-camp Date: May 12, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learning the fundamentals of basketball.

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-12 2017-05-12 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2aa4c1cc8e.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/table-toppers Date: May 12, 2017

Children participate in a variety of table-top games and tournaments.

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-12 2017-05-12 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/12/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors Date: May 12, 2017

Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead dance workshops for all ages and abilities with a focus on seniors.

Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways.

All are welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Lawn at 133rd and Marginal Streets (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-05-12 2017-05-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.82019102036800000, -73.95993142386500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07cd1a9313.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT