NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 10 Dec 2016 05:14:10 GMT <![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/24/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/24/3-to-6-club Date: February 24, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-02-24 2016-02-24 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Conflict Resolution]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/24/greenthumb-workshop-conflict-resolution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/24/greenthumb-workshop-conflict-resolution Date: February 24, 2016

Join fellow GreenThumb gardeners for an evening to come together and find solutions to issues that commonly arise between community gardeners. In this interactive and engaging workshop we will talk about underlying issues to common garden conflicts, walk through reallife scenarios, find solutions, and learn how to harness everyone’s unique talent to help gardens thrive for years to come.

In partnership with Just Food.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

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

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2016-02-24 2016-02-24 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.71070098876953000, -73.99669647216797000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House at St. James Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/24/open-house-at-st-james-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/24/open-house-at-st-james-recreation-center Date: February 24, 2016

Meet the managers, inquire about recreation center memberships, participate in fitness classes with Parks and Shape Up NYC, visit our Computer Resource Center, participate in recreational sports programs, and enjoy open use of our fitness cener.

All visitors must have a valid NYS or NYC ID and complete a waiver for each day of participation in sports and fitness programs.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-02-24 2016-02-24 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Inspired by Jacob Lawrence: Painting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/24/art-inspired-by-jacob-lawrence-painting-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/24/art-inspired-by-jacob-lawrence-painting-workshop Date: February 24, 2016

Celebrate Black History Month at this evening art workshop, and create a painting inspired by African-American painter Jacob Lawrence.

No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided. Art instruction will be led by Managers Tuwanda Harmon and Erica Serrano.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2016-02-24 2016-02-24 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 25, 2016

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 2016-02-25 2016-02-25 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House Week at St. James Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/open-house-week-at-st-james-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/open-house-week-at-st-james-recreation-center Date: February 25, 2016

Meet the managers, inquire about recreation center memberships, participate in fitness classes with Parks and Shape Up NYC, visit our Computer Resource Center, participate in recreational sports programs, and enjoy open use of our fitness cener.

All visitors must have a valid NYS or NYC ID and complete a waiver for each day of participation in sports and fitness programs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-02-25 2016-02-25 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: February 25, 2016

The year 1619 marked the beginning of the slave trade in the Thirteen Colonies, but the first African American elected to office in the United States of America has been documented as early as 1768.

Despite slavery, prejudice and Jim Crow laws, America has seen numerous influential African American leaders who shaped the social, legal, and justice systems. Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service. America: The Legacy of African American Public Service celebrates noted government officials, as well as activists and members of the public who dedicated their lives to the greater good of the people.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-25 2016-02-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56952fc7a5bc1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 25, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-25 2016-02-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423f05b161b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Mardi Gras Mask Making Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/mardi-gras-mask-making-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/mardi-gras-mask-making-event Date: February 25, 2016

Make your own Mardi Gras mask! All supplies will be provided. No artistic experience necessary.

FFor adults & seniors!

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-523-6912

Location: Detective Keith Williams Field House (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2016-02-25 2016-02-25 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.84460067749023400, -73.93869781494140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569fa038bb039.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:48 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Patterned Scarf-Knitting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults Date: February 25, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Participants will create a Fibonnacci-inspired striped scarf with two different colors of yarn. Select your contrasting or complementary colors for your piece. This is a pattern using a sequencing numerical pattern that produces an intersting affect. For those experienced in knitting, and wish to learn a fun technique.

Students bring own materials (#8 knitting needles, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning to work with two colors and creating an interesting numerical sequencing pattern for interesting effect.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-02-25 2016-02-25 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 25, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-25 2016-02-25 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:52 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/3-to-6-club Date: February 25, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-02-25 2016-02-25 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House at St. James Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/open-house-at-st-james-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/open-house-at-st-james-recreation-center Date: February 25, 2016

Meet the managers, inquire about recreation center memberships, participate in fitness classes with Parks and Shape Up NYC, visit our Computer Resource Center, participate in recreational sports programs, and enjoy open use of our fitness cener.

All visitors must have a valid NYS or NYC ID and complete a waiver for each day of participation in sports and fitness programs.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-02-25 2016-02-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Illustrated Lecture: Conserving the Merchant’s House Gas Chandeliers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/illustrated-lecture-conserving-the-merchants-house-gas-chandeliers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/illustrated-lecture-conserving-the-merchants-house-gas-chandeliers Date: February 25, 2016

As well as being the first designated exterior landmark in Manhattan, the Merchant’s House is one of only 117 interior landmarks in New York City (1981). A significant presence in the Merchant House’s interior is a pair of gas chandeliers in the Greek Revival double parlor – possibly the oldest gaseliers remaining in situ in the Northeast.

Conservator Julie Baker speaks on her 2006-7 project of dismantling, conserving, researching and documenting, and re-mounting these unique lighting fixtures with state-of-the-art fiber-optic illumination.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-02-25 2016-02-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy: How to Start or Join a Community Park Group (Bronx)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/partnerships-academy-how-to-start-or-join-a-community-park-group-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/25/partnerships-academy-how-to-start-or-join-a-community-park-group-bronx Date: February 25, 2016

For decades, New Yorkers have been taking ownership of their local parks by starting park community groups. These groups bring programs and funding to their parks, and advocate for political support. Join us for a free workshop to learn how you can join an existing local group, or start a new one!

  • Connect to community park groups in your neighborhood
  • Hear from experienced park group leaders in your borough
  • Gain five free parks resources
  • Learn the first three steps to starting a new group

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

Location: Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College

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2016-02-25 2016-02-25 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.81740590000000000, -73.92719080000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569554df60b32.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House Week at St. James Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/26/open-house-week-at-st-james-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/26/open-house-week-at-st-james-recreation-center Date: February 26, 2016

Meet the managers, inquire about recreation center memberships, participate in fitness classes with Parks and Shape Up NYC, visit our Computer Resource Center, participate in recreational sports programs, and enjoy open use of our fitness cener.

All visitors must have a valid NYS or NYC ID and complete a waiver for each day of participation in sports and fitness programs.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-02-26 2016-02-26 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/26/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/26/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: February 26, 2016

The year 1619 marked the beginning of the slave trade in the Thirteen Colonies, but the first African American elected to office in the United States of America has been documented as early as 1768.

Despite slavery, prejudice and Jim Crow laws, America has seen numerous influential African American leaders who shaped the social, legal, and justice systems. Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service. America: The Legacy of African American Public Service celebrates noted government officials, as well as activists and members of the public who dedicated their lives to the greater good of the people.

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-26 2016-02-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56952fc7a5bc1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[McDonald's Faces of Black History]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/26/mcdonalds-faces-of-black-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/26/mcdonalds-faces-of-black-history Date: February 26, 2016

Come take a journey with McDonald's Gospel Fest singers through a musical timeline. Trace the development of African-American musical styles and learn about the prominent artistic expressions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-02-26 2016-02-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 26, 2016

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 2016-02-26 2016-02-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/26/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/26/3-to-6-club Date: February 26, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-02-26 2016-02-26 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House at St. James Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/26/open-house-at-st-james-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/26/open-house-at-st-james-recreation-center Date: February 26, 2016

Meet the managers, inquire about recreation center memberships, participate in fitness classes with Parks and Shape Up NYC, visit our Computer Resource Center, participate in recreational sports programs, and enjoy open use of our fitness cener.

All visitors must have a valid NYS or NYC ID and complete a waiver for each day of participation in sports and fitness programs.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-02-26 2016-02-26 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: February 27, 2016

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 27, 2016

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.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:58 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park Date: February 27, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over 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 park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b14d16da82.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:40 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park Date: February 27, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over 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 park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81409835815430000, -73.91290283203125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b147d97ced.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/tai-chi-chuan Date: February 27, 2016

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi Chuan is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts, and promotes awareness of their health benefits. Students split into groups according to their level of expertise, exploring movements at their own pace, whether as beginners or more advanced students of Tai Chi. Classes are held indoors November through April.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10c9753a5a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: A Desert under Glass]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass Date: February 27, 2016

Leave winter behind. Go on a visit to Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House. Spend some time sketching and painting the exotic desert dwellers, then, using sand and tempera paint, make a desert mirage.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa638ca95ba.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:52 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: February 27, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-02-27 2016-02-27 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: February 27, 2016

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the Park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. Tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

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 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564242ad5ee65.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Fruit Tree Pruning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/greenthumb-workshop-fruit-tree-pruning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/greenthumb-workshop-fruit-tree-pruning Date: February 27, 2016

Learn why fruit trees need annual pruning for best production. Discover and practice how to prune the different types of fruit trees. We will prune at the ideal time of year, in late winter.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Drew Gardens

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2016-02-27 2016-02-27 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.83980178833008000, -73.87889862060547000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year at the Prospect Park Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/lunar-new-year-at-the-prospect-park-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/lunar-new-year-at-the-prospect-park-zoo Date: February 27, 2016

The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo is celebrating the Year of the Monkey with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.

Activities each day include:

  • Hao Bang Ah Monkey Puppet Show – The Chinese Theatre Works will perform a special Year of the Monkey puppet show for visitors of all ages. (1 and 2:30 p.m.)
  • Monkey Treats – Visitors will make enrichment items that keepers will present to the zoo’s monkeys in celebration of the occasion. (12:30 and 3:30 p.m.)
  • Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt – Visitors will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. Those who complete the hunt will receive a prize. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m)
  • Calligraphy – Visitors will take home a piece of the celebration by coloring monkey-themed bookmarks and have a Chinese calligraphy expert write on one side. (1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.)
  • Lunar New Year Craft – Visitors will make a special craft to celebrate the new year. (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Discovery Center – The zoo’s Discovery Center will be open and decorated for the new year. Education staff will introduce visitors to the zoo’s rabbit, another animal represented in the lunar zodiac. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Sea Lion Feedings – The zoo’s daily sea lion feedings will take place at 11:30 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.

All event times are subject to change. For a complete schedule, visit prospectparkzoo.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 399-7339

Location: Prospect Park Zoo (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.66527557373047000, -73.96540832519531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/volunteer-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/volunteer-open-house Date: February 27, 2016

Looking to volunteer? Come learn about fun volunteer opportunities at Queens Botanical Garden. Meet department representatives and seasoned volunteers to learn firsthand what it’s like to be a volunteer at Queens Botanical Garden! Wrap up with a winter tour of the grounds.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-02-27 2016-02-27 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a29847271e4.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[She's On Point: A Celebration of Girls in Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports Date: February 27, 2016

Join NYC Parks to celebrate, honor and engage young women and girls in sports! Featuring sports demos, fun activities, giveaways and more. Open to all members of the public, ages 6 and up.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9602

Location: Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ce210c6f408.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Lighthouses of the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/lighthouses-of-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/lighthouses-of-the-greenbelt Date: February 27, 2016

Learn about the two lighthouses that border the Greenbelt, and the importance of lighthouses in Staten Island's history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Cooking Demo: Cooking with Vanilla]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/cooking-demo-cooking-with-vanilla http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/cooking-demo-cooking-with-vanilla Date: February 27, 2016

The taste of vanilla is hard to describe—and even harder to resist! The source of this enigmatic flavoring is Vanilla planifolia, an orchid native to Mexico. Watch as a chef from Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances prepares some delicious dishes and, after sampling the results, take a stroll to the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory to meet our very own vanilla plant and some of its lovely relatives.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa6338e6865.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Whimsical Winter Wonder...Closing Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/whimsical-winter-wonderclosing-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/whimsical-winter-wonderclosing-reception Date: February 27, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center closes its 3rd Annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...exhibition with one last chance to meet and greet the artists. The exhibition features over 20 pieces of work from emerging and established artists whose works demonstrate the range of talent in the beautiful borough of the Bronx, the last home of Edgar Allan Poe.

Visit us for your last chance to see the Whimsical Winter Wonder… exhibition and the delightful window display.

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 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5699127f40355.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 27, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/goalball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/goalball Date: February 27, 2016

Goalball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments.It is played wih a ball with bells inside and two teams of three who are blindfolded.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome! Interested players can attend anytime. A recreation center membership is required to participate.

For more information, email Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:45 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 1:45 pm 4:00 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56bb8530e2b9a.jpg Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:00:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art: Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/le-petit-zen-artstill-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/le-petit-zen-artstill-life Date: February 27, 2016

Create miniature Zen works of art (4"x6" or less) using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, and ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts: Paper Cup Penguin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/paper-arts-crafts Date: February 27, 2016

Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts and crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more.

Kids will make paper cup penguins. December, make an adorable caterpillar from paper.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: February 27, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

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 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Wag-A-Long]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/wagalong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/wagalong Date: February 27, 2016

Have your best friend tag-a-long on a curated walk led by the Wag Club. See the best sights of the park, learn where you and your dog can play, and why some of the park areas need to be off limits.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street Dog Run (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70437213210200000, -73.98966830968900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b3aff8835f5.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga with Awesome Asana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/yoga-with-awesome-asana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/yoga-with-awesome-asana Date: February 27, 2016

Every Saturday at 3 p.m. at Morris-Jumel Mansion, certified yoga instructor Chelsea Best conducts Awesome Asana Yoga, an open-level Vinyasa class designed to accommodate beginners and experts alike.

All are welcome, and mats, if you haven’t one, are provided.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:05 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 3:00 pm 4:05 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56968379cec80.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Who Knows What Owls Eat?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/storefront-science-who-knows-what-owls-eat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/27/storefront-science-who-knows-what-owls-eat Date: February 27, 2016

Did you know that Inwood Hill Park is called home by the great-horned owl? Eastern screech-owls also nest in the vicinity. Find out how these animals survive in our parks and what they eat!

Want to learn more about food chains and food webs? Join Dr. A for a dissection of owl pellets and see what you discover!

Please note: Space is limited to 15 children (ages 5-11). RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register

Photo by D. Bruce Yolton

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-02-27 2016-02-27 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b3bb4ea2d79.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:56 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park Date: February 28, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over 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 park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b155c53d54.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Girls Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/girls-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/girls-basketball-clinic Date: February 28, 2016

Learn the basics of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Suitable for girls ages 7 to 17.

Please call the center for more information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/hatha-yoga Date: February 28, 2016

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to your mind, body, and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Blissdirector Neem Dewji, and are held indoors November through April. All levels welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10d87ec88b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: A Desert under Glass]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/family-art-project-a-desert-under-glass Date: February 28, 2016

Go on a visit to Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House and leave winter behind. Spend some time sketching and painting the exotic desert dwellers, then, using sand and tempera paint, make a desert mirage.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa638ca95ba.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:52 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: February 28, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-02-28 2016-02-28 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 28, 2016

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 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423e4f3f7a0.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year at the Prospect Park Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lunar-new-year-at-the-prospect-park-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lunar-new-year-at-the-prospect-park-zoo Date: February 28, 2016

The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Prospect Park Zoo is celebrating the Year of the Monkey with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year.

Activities each day include:

  • Hao Bang Ah Monkey Puppet Show – The Chinese Theatre Works will perform a special Year of the Monkey puppet show for visitors of all ages. (1 and 2:30 p.m.)
  • Monkey Treats – Visitors will make enrichment items that keepers will present to the zoo’s monkeys in celebration of the occasion. (12:30 and 3:30 p.m.)
  • Lunar New Year Zodiac Scavenger Hunt – Visitors will use a scavenger hunt map to search for answers about zoo animals that might also be represented in the lunar zodiac. Those who complete the hunt will receive a prize. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m)
  • Calligraphy – Visitors will take home a piece of the celebration by coloring monkey-themed bookmarks and have a Chinese calligraphy expert write on one side. (1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.)
  • Lunar New Year Craft – Visitors will make a special craft to celebrate the new year. (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Discovery Center – The zoo’s Discovery Center will be open and decorated for the new year. Education staff will introduce visitors to the zoo’s rabbit, another animal represented in the lunar zodiac. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Sea Lion Feedings – The zoo’s daily sea lion feedings will take place at 11:30 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.

All event times are subject to change. For a complete schedule, visit prospectparkzoo.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 399-7339

Location: Prospect Park Zoo (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.66527557373047000, -73.96540832519531000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Lantern Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lantern-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lantern-festival Date: February 28, 2016

There will be cultural performances, martial arts, lion's dancing, art and crafts, calligraphy, giveaways, free popcorn, cotton candy, and social services booths.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 53rd to 55th Streets and 8th Avenue

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2016-02-28 2016-02-28 11:30 am 3:30 pm 40.63941816973300000, -74.00547572957800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/meditation Date: February 28, 2016

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session, led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations. Sessions are held indoors November through March. All levels welcome.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10e5235420.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Lecture: Walking on WaterThe Past and Future of the Old Croton Aqueduct]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lecture-walking-on-waterthe-past-and-future-of-the-old-croton-aqueduct http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lecture-walking-on-waterthe-past-and-future-of-the-old-croton-aqueduct Date: February 28, 2016

Join Tom Tarnowsky and Mavis Cain of the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct for this talk about the fascinating history of the 41-mile aqueduct that quenched the thirst of an expanding urban population and saved the city from fires, disease and nasty smells. Completed in 1842, the aqueduct was an engineering marvel that carried fresh water from Westchester County to New York City.

The scenic walking path above the underground aqueduct, now a National Landmark, winds through villages, woodlands, urban areas, and over the newly-restored High Bridge on its journey to Manhattan.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa63d84ccfc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga with Awesome Asana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/yoga-with-awesome-asana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/yoga-with-awesome-asana Date: February 28, 2016

Every Sunday at 1 p.m. at Morris-Jumel Mansion, certified yoga instructor Chelsea Best conducts Awesome Asana Yoga, an open-level Vinyasa class designed to accommodate beginners and experts alike.

All are welcome, and mats, if you haven’t one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:05 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 1:00 pm 2:05 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569684beaa3fd.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/winter-tree-id http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/winter-tree-id Date: February 28, 2016

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. This hike will strengthen your winter tree ID skills as you learn about different characteristics and traits to look for, in order to identify trees without their leaves.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56cb7fddd385e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 28, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrating the Leap Year: Frogs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/celebrating-the-leap-year-frogs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/celebrating-the-leap-year-frogs Date: February 28, 2016

Learn about the amazing amphibians of the Greenbelt, then create an awesome origami frog to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 28, 2016

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10effd3556.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Artist Talk with Matthew Jensen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/artist-talk-with-matthew-jensen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/artist-talk-with-matthew-jensen Date: February 28, 2016

Join artist Matthew Jensen as he walks through his exhibition, The Wonder Under, and discusses the many artifacts found and photographed as part of the project. The installation consists of over 550 hand-cut photographs of objects found throughout the park, shoreline, and construction zones. The objects, all found in plain sight, reveal how the past and present are intertwined in this landscape. Historical artifacts like 19th century porcelain and redware, large pottery fragments, a half-cent from 1850, and flint and obsidian spear points, mix with contemporary castoffs of plastic, foam, metal and glass. Many of the objects are familiar, while some are strange and unidentifiable. The Wonder Under is currently on view at 99 Plymouth at Brooklyn Bridge Park. RSVP here.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 222-9939

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56c5f3b89bfcf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: February 28, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: February 28, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

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 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Poetry in the Parlors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/poetry-in-the-parlors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/poetry-in-the-parlors Date: February 28, 2016

Bartow-Pell teams up with Four Way Books to present the second Sunday afternoon poetry reading in the double parlors. Poet, critic, and performer J. Mae Barizo reads from her book The Cumulus Effect followed by Kamilah Aisha Moon presenting pieces from her 2013 work, She Has a Name. Enjoy a brief musical interlude in-between readings, and a reception with a book signing afterwards.

Snow date Sunday, March 6, 4:30 p.m. Registration is requested; please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:56 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/29/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/29/3-to-6-club Date: February 29, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-02-29 2016-02-29 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 1, 2016

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 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: March 1, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: March 1, 2016

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 the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: 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 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:50 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: March 1, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-03-01 2016-03-01 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: March 1, 2016

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 the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to 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 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 1, 2016

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 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423eb442327.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: March 1, 2016

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 the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: 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 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art: Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/le-petit-zen-artstill-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/le-petit-zen-artstill-life Date: March 1, 2016

Create miniature Zen works of art (4"x6" or less) using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, and ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: March 1, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

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 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: March 1, 2016

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 the Parks Department, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together. In keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled “Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York.” The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

To RSVP for tour, please go to: 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 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/ed-center-open-hours Date: March 1, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:52 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/3-to-6-club Date: March 1, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life in Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park Date: March 1, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over 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 park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. 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: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-03-01 2016-03-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b159224df1.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Board 12 Parks Committee Meeting: Javits Playground Agenda Item]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/community-board-12-parks-committee-meeting-javits-playground-agenda-item http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/01/community-board-12-parks-committee-meeting-javits-playground-agenda-item Date: March 1, 2016

At this month's Community Board 12 Parks Committee Meeting, NYC Parks will present design approaches for Fort Tryon's Javits Playground based on findings from the Public Scoping Meeting and community input received to date. Come with your questions and suggestions to help ensure the playground renovations meet your needs.

Must bring photo ID to enter.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: CB12 Parks & Cultural Affairs Committee Meeting

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2016-03-01 2016-03-01 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.83927200000000000, -73.93913390000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56bbacbd4dfd0.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/02/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/02/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: March 2, 2016

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved weekday market is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples.

The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartel-Pritchard Square

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B003 Bartel-Pritchard Square 2016-03-02 2016-03-02 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.97989654541016000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/02/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/02/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: March 2, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-03-02 2016-03-02 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:14 EDT
<![CDATA[The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/02/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/02/the-orchid-show-orchidelirum Date: March 2, 2016

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

For more information about the Orchid Show, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website.

Save 20% on All-Garden Pass tickets: Use code 9210 online at nybg.org.
Valid only when you use code 9210 online at nybg.org. Valid for All-Garden Pass visits made February 27 through April 17. Offer subject to availability. Orders are limited to 6 tickets. Not valid on Special Event tickets or group tours. Discount cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or previously purchased tickets. Discount may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-03-02 2016-03-02 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86118619927200000, -73.88079619947500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d46d2bf2185.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/02/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/02/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 2, 2016

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-03-02 2016-03-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423f05b161b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:01 EDT