NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:05:39 GMT <![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: March 18, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Women Rock: A Celebration of Women]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/women-rock-a-celebration-of-women http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/women-rock-a-celebration-of-women Date: March 18, 2017

Join St. James Recreation Center for a day of women and girls empowerment as we celebrate the strength and succuss of women. Meet successful women of NYC Parks, young entrepreneurs, artist, and women in business and technology. Be inspired by performances of talented women and girls.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: March 18, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Family Day: Women in Science During the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/family-day-women-in-science-during-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/family-day-women-in-science-during-the-19th-century Date: March 18, 2017

In honor of Women’s history month, come learn about Maria Mitchell and Caroline Hershel, who were pioneers in the field of astronomy. Come make crafts inspired by these scientists’ accomplishments. You can make and take home your own space nebula in a jar and constellation viewers.

Free with museum admission! Advanced registration is recommended. To register, please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: March 18, 2017

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer Orientation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/volunteer-orientation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/volunteer-orientation Date: March 18, 2017

Want to get more involved at Brooklyn Bridge Park this year? Learn about our volunteer positions and their schedules!

Directions to find the group will be sent by email to registered volunteers only on the day before orientation.

Fill out a Volunteer Application and then log-in to your Volunteer Profile to sign-up for orientation on the calendar.

For more information, please email Karla Osorio-Perez at kosorio-perez@brooklynbridgepark.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 334 Furman Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69403178914900000, -73.99932694435100000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: March 18, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a5ecaaea94c.jpg Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at New Dorp Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/its-my-park-at-great-kills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/its-my-park-at-great-kills-park Date: March 18, 2017

This It's My Park Season, please join the Friends of Kivlehan as they work to beautify and clean New Dorp Beach Park. The Friends will be doing litter removal along Cedar Grove Avenue, from New Dorp Lane to Ebbit's Street. We look forward to a great day of cleaning New Dorp Beach Park!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (904) 415-3849

Location: New Dorp Lane and Cedar Grove Avenue (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.56447321330000000, -74.09757971760000000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Hike: Spring Forward]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/discovery-hike-spring-forward http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/discovery-hike-spring-forward Date: March 18, 2017

Search for signs of spring along this round-trip hike. This hike will be approximately one hour long and is suitable for children aged six and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Finding Inspiration: Poetry Reading - The Big Read]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/finding-inspirationpoetry-readingthe-big-read http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/finding-inspirationpoetry-readingthe-big-read Date: March 18, 2017

BRIO award winner Sarah Stern kicks off the Big Read with a poetry workshop, providing writing exercises to inspire and motivate. Sarah Stern will read from her work and provide prompts for participants to write their own poems.

The workshop draws from themes in her own work - the natural world, finding the mystical in the ordinary, loss, desire, and resistance as also relates to themes in Ursula LeGuin's majestic story-telling triumph, A Wizard of Earthsea.

Sarah Stern is the author of But Today is Different and Another Word for Love. She is a five-time winner of the Bronx Council on the Art's BRIO Award.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Staaten Shores Exhibit: A Photographic Journey of Our Maritime Boundary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary Date: March 18, 2017

This exhibit celebrates the signature feature: the waterfront. North, south, east and west, the waterfront surrounds, unifies, and creates Staten Island's unique sense of place. The exhibit has been extended through April 2, 2017.

Gallery Hours: Friday through Sunday from Noon to 4:00 p.m.

This exhibit is sponsored by CPG (Creative Photographers Guild), the Tottenville Historical Society, and NYC Parks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 596-7731

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5888fe3b1996f.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Cops and Kids: Basketball Clinics and Games at Basketball City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/cops-and-kids-march-madness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/cops-and-kids-march-madness Date: March 18, 2017

Join NYC Parks Hamilton Fish Recreation Center and the NYPD 7th Precinct Community Affairs for basketball skills clinics for boys and girls, ages 6 to 17 years old, at Basketball City.

Schedule of Activities
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.: On-site Registration and Court Assignments
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Basketball Skill Clinics
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Cops and Kids Games

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by March 15.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Basketball City

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2017-03-18 2017-03-18 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70960906864700000, -73.98628066441800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c2fc644bc7c.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Turn and Learn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/nyc-compost-project-turn-learn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/nyc-compost-project-turn-learn Date: March 18, 2017

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.

Bring a water bottle, wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3504

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1b1cf06c7d.jpg Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: March 18, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. This program will teach participants about the basics of coyote biology and the best tips for coexisting with coyotes in our urban environment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Artist Talk with Priscila De Carvalho: 'Before Now']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/artist-talk-with-priscila-de-carvalho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/artist-talk-with-priscila-de-carvalho Date: March 18, 2017

Priscila De Carvalho’s works include monumental murals, site-specific installations, light box drawings, paintings, and more, which have been displayed both publicly and in museums around the world.

At this talk, De Carvalho will discuss and show images and videos of her various pieces and Before Now, her installation at 99 Plymouth.

Visitors will learn about her widespread inspirations and the many forms of media in which she has produced work, and how they came together in Before Now. The talk will conclude with a brief Q&A session.

Spots are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 222-9939

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bef45e30f01.jpg Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Behind-the-Scenes Greenhouse Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/behindthescenes-greenhouse-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/behindthescenes-greenhouse-tour Date: March 18, 2017

Venture through closed doors for a behind-the-scenes garden tour of Wave Hill. Peek inside the Potting Shed, preview the South African bulbs getting ready for their dazzling Palm House debut and be among the first visitors to view the newly-renovated Alpine House, with Wave Hill Gardener Susannah Strazzera.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a5e8d30fd35.jpg Fri, 03 Mar 2017 18:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Meet the Author and Children’s Book Signing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/meet-the-author-and-childrens-book-signing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/meet-the-author-and-childrens-book-signing Date: March 18, 2017

Join us as we welcome Queens-native Demetra Tsavaris-Lecourezos as she reads her book Young World Travelers and the Magical Crystal Globe. The Young World Travelers are in Queens, New York, where they visit famous sites, such as the Queens County Farm, Fort Totten, and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, the site of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs! Books will be available for sale.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-03-18 2017-03-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585ab9f2b070b.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: March 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Film Screening: Hidden Figures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/free-film-screening-hidden-figures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/free-film-screening-hidden-figures Date: March 18, 2017

Come to the home of African-American inventor Lewis H. Latimer for a free screening of this year's Oscar-nominated drama Hidden Figures, of an incredible untold story.

Please RSVP at Eventbrite.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 1:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9ae301ce85.jpg Fri, 03 Mar 2017 18:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: March 18, 2017

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Research and Ecology presentation with Dr. Cait Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/freshkills-park-research-ecology-presentation-with-dr-cait-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/freshkills-park-research-ecology-presentation-with-dr-cait-field Date: March 18, 2017

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be the largest park developed park in New York City in more than 100 years, and the largest conversion of a former landfill to a public park in the country.

Dr. Cait Field, the Freshkills Park Manager for Science and Research Development, will discuss the ecology of the site, both before and during landfill operations, since the landfill's closing, and current and future ecological developments.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:15:06 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Birds as Metaphors with Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/arts-culture-fun-art-workshop-for-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/arts-culture-fun-art-workshop-for-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: March 18, 2017

Join Elana Amity as she reads passages from the "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe, followed by an art workshop. Participants will create a bird(s) that represents hope, love, anger, fear, faith, or any other emotion inspired by the poem. Elana will give a lesson on drawing birds and offer useful references. Draw, cut and paste, to create birds in your imaginary setting, ending with a brief show and tell.

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

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

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

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 25: Book Presentation: Elana Amity will speak about her illustrated book, The Raven ; and Angel Hernandez, The Bronx County Historical Society will give a talk about Poe and "The Raven"

Admission is free for the Related Events but space is limited. To RSVP please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Silhouette, 2015, Monotype - elanaamity.com

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58921e7b9479f.jpg Wed, 01 Feb 2017 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 18, 2017

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Textile Arts: Crochet Amigurumi Bear - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/textile-artscrochet-amigurumi-bear-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/textile-artscrochet-amigurumi-bear-adults Date: March 18, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: March 18, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

This program is suitable for all ages.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Baroque Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/brooklyn-baroque-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/brooklyn-baroque-concert Date: March 18, 2017

Join us for the kick off of the 2017 season of “Music at Morris-Jumel” as we welcome back the museum’s resident Baroque ensemble.

For more information and to make a reservation, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/nocturnal-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/nocturnal-hike-light Date: March 18, 2017

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. Interesting birds and raccoons are among the many animals that call Flushing Meadows Corona Park home.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.72269821166992000, -73.82700347900390000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:44:50 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/18/the-night-sky Date: March 18, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers for our Night Sky program. We will highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-03-18 2017-03-18 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:44:50 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: March 19, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-03-19 2017-03-19 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a4f480ed6.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: March 19, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-03-19 2017-03-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a46704eab.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: March 19, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-03-19 2017-03-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a33bb3080.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: March 19, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-03-19 2017-03-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a35e7addd.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Fort Tryon Park Spring Prep Beautification Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/fort-tryon-park-spring-prep-beautification-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/fort-tryon-park-spring-prep-beautification-day Date: March 19, 2017

Please note: Due to the snow, this Sunday's Friends Committee Volunteer day will be rescheduled for Sunday, March 26 at 10 a.m.

Volunteer with Fort Tryon Park this spring! Join the Friends Committee to clear out winter clutter from slopes and planting beds, and prep soil for planting!

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes and join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust in its monthly beautification days to keep Fort Tryon Park in top form.

Tools and gloves will be provided.

Groups must RSVP by emailing info@FortTryonParkTrust.org by March 13.

Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-03-19 2017-03-19 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a4b23ddd4f8.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Give a Winter Bird a Home or a Feeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/family-art-project-give-a-winter-bird-a-home-or-a-feeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/family-art-project-give-a-winter-bird-a-home-or-a-feeder Date: March 19, 2017

Returning migrants and winter birds could use a little help with nests and food right now. Use the boxy shape of an ordinary milk carton to your advantage, camouflaging it with natural materials like pine boughs and leaves, and add an inviting stick perch.

Add seeds and welcome home our feathery friends!

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-03-19 2017-03-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a5e8fd84423.jpg Fri, 03 Mar 2017 18:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Women's History Month: Anne Hutchinson and Split Rock Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/womens-history-month-anne-hutchinson-and-split-rock-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/womens-history-month-anne-hutchinson-and-split-rock-hike Date: March 19, 2017

The Urban Park Rangers will lead the way on this hike to Split Rock, highlighting the life and death of Anne Hutchinson, a key figure in the development of religious freedom in the English American colonies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319- 7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-03-19 2017-03-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.80860137939453000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: March 19, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-03-19 2017-03-19 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Workshop: Fundamentals of Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/workshop-fundamentals-of-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/workshop-fundamentals-of-photography Date: March 19, 2017

Learn the basics of digital photography and leave with some great photos!

To join this workshop, please RSVP by email to info@aliceausten.org or call (718) 816-4506 x 10.

Instructor: Robert Catalano

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-03-19 2017-03-19 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc506c0018b.jpg Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Pre-Concert Tea]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/preconcert-tea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/preconcert-tea Date: March 19, 2017

Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Mark Twain Room prior to today’s concert in Armor Hall. The Café at Wave Hill pairs a classic menu with an assortment of green, black and herbal teas. This traditional tea service includes the four classic elements of savory, scones, sweets, and tea. The menu, presented by Great Performances, includes an array of tea sandwiches, scones, and bite-sized desserts. Afternoon Tea also includes a glass of sparkling wine.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-03-19 2017-03-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a5e946dac03.jpg Fri, 03 Mar 2017 18:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Staaten Shores Exhibit: A Photographic Journey of Our Maritime Boundary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary Date: March 19, 2017

This exhibit celebrates the signature feature: the waterfront. North, south, east and west, the waterfront surrounds, unifies, and creates Staten Island's unique sense of place. The exhibit has been extended through April 2, 2017.

Gallery Hours: Friday through Sunday from Noon to 4:00 p.m.

This exhibit is sponsored by CPG (Creative Photographers Guild), the Tottenville Historical Society, and NYC Parks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 596-7731

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-03-19 2017-03-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5888fe3b1996f.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Orienteering Course]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/prospect-park-orienteering-course http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/prospect-park-orienteering-course Date: March 19, 2017

Participants will use maps and compasses to locate hidden markers in the park. The program's goal is not only to teach navigational skills, but also to inspire a sense of adventure and self-awareness in unfamiliar terrain. Maps and compasses will be provided.

Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on Wednesday, March 9. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-03-19 2017-03-19 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a637d723886.jpg Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:44:49 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/winter-workspace-dropin-sunday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/winter-workspace-dropin-sunday Date: March 19, 2017

Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-in Sunday. In the Winter Workspace today are Michael Kelly Williams, Leenda Bonila and Alison Owen. Stop by Glyndor Gallery to speak to the artists and get a closer look at the creative process.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Pictured: Leenda Bonilla, Testones performance, 2015.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-03-19 2017-03-19 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a5e997d200c.jpg Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Women's History Month Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/womens-history-month-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/womens-history-month-hike-moderate Date: March 19, 2017

Celebrate Women's History Month with this hike highlighting the environmental activism efforts of Gertrude Waldeyer and other women significant to parks in Bayside and Douglaston.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-03-19 2017-03-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76020050048828000, -73.75810241699219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b731d315bbc.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball host by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: March 19, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-03-19 2017-03-19 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: March 19, 2017

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 2017-03-19 2017-03-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[The Devil in New York: The Witchcraft Trial of Goody Garlick]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/the-devil-in-new-york-the-witchcraft-trial-of-goody-garlick http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/the-devil-in-new-york-the-witchcraft-trial-of-goody-garlick Date: March 19, 2017

Scholar Tara Rider will introduce an often-forgotten period of Long Island history where the turmoil of everyday life in 17th century New York resulted in a hysteria of accusations of witchcraft.

Come learn about this unusual piece of our area’s past!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-03-19 2017-03-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a3a44622d8.jpg Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Concert: Sirius Quartet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/concert-sirius-quartet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/concert-sirius-quartet Date: March 19, 2017

Acclaimed for “savoring the life of each richly inflected note" (Los Angeles Times), Sirius Quartet combines exhilarating repertoire with unequalled improvisational fire. These conservatory-trained performer-composers shine with precision, soul, and a raw energy that audiences adore. The ensemble champions a forward-thinking, genre-defying approach and has appeared at venues that include Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, the Stuttgart Jazz Fest, and the Beijing Music Festival. Its members are: Fung Chern Hwei and Gregor Huebner, violins; Ron Lawrence, viola; and Jeremy Harman, cello.

At Wave Hill, the ensemble will perform works inspired by Argentinian tango, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and a one-of-a-kind take on the Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby”.

Performances begin at 2:00 p.m. and last approximately one hour with no intermission.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-03-19 2017-03-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a5e9e5a563e.jpg Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: March 19, 2017

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

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-03-19 2017-03-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a5ed3c1da8a.jpg Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/astronomy-the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/19/astronomy-the-night-sky Date: March 19, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers for our Night Sky program. Celebrate the first day of spring by spotting constellations with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-03-19 2017-03-19 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:44:50 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/20/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/20/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: March 20, 2017

With a hint of dark humor, Zane York transforms traditional floral still lives and familiar scenes into unexpected compositions in Nature Morte. Clusters of insects morph into floral arrangements, and cats in the clutches of pigeons rise to the heavens. Executed in the style and skill of famed Dutch masters, York reminds us of the mortality, transience, and vulnerability of all living things.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-20 2017-03-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cae3f380c5.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/20/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/20/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: March 20, 2017

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

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

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-03-20 2017-03-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/20/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/20/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: March 20, 2017

Discover some of the Central Park secret sites that West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour through Central Park's historic and picturesque west side. Highlights of this tour include Winterdale Arch, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Cottage, and Ladies' Pavilion. Tour ends near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-20 2017-03-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Learn How to Play Lacrosse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/20/learn-to-play-lacrosse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/20/learn-to-play-lacrosse Date: March 20, 2017

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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2017-03-20 2017-03-20 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.57730102539062500, -74.10109710693360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA Training Part 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/20/frogwatch-usa-training-part-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/20/frogwatch-usa-training-part-2 Date: March 20, 2017

Become a citizen scientist and discover how you can help frogs and toads in our environment by identifying and monitoring their unique vocal calls.

Frog Watch USA is a nationwide program that monitors and tracks amphibian populations by collecting data with help from volunteers like you!

During this training session, we will learn more about what it means to a citizen scientist and how to help scientists learn more about local frog and toad species.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-20 2017-03-20 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-03-21 2017-03-21 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: March 21, 2017

With a hint of dark humor, Zane York transforms traditional floral still lives and familiar scenes into unexpected compositions in Nature Morte. Clusters of insects morph into floral arrangements, and cats in the clutches of pigeons rise to the heavens. Executed in the style and skill of famed Dutch masters, York reminds us of the mortality, transience, and vulnerability of all living things.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-21 2017-03-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cae3f380c5.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity1 Date: March 21, 2017

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

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

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

Related Events

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-21 2017-03-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: March 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-03-21 2017-03-21 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Paint it Up: Wine Bottles - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/paint-it-up-wine-bottlesadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/paint-it-up-wine-bottlesadults Date: March 21, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-21 2017-03-21 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: March 21, 2017

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

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

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-03-21 2017-03-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: March 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-03-21 2017-03-21 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: March 21, 2017

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the park's three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, open to visitors only on Central Park Conservancy guided tours and during limited open hours.

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. The tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-21 2017-03-21 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff334eb794.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: March 21, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-03-21 2017-03-21 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/introduction-to-sign-languageadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/introduction-to-sign-languageadults Date: March 21, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-21 2017-03-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: March 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-03-21 2017-03-21 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:25 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: March 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-03-21 2017-03-21 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Raised Bed Design: Wheelchair-Accessible Table-Top Raised Beds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/raised-bed-design-wheelchair-accessible-tabletop-raised-beds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/raised-bed-design-wheelchair-accessible-tabletop-raised-beds Date: March 21, 2017

Gardens should be accessible to everyone, regardless of age or mobility. This workshop will show several designs of common garden structures that ensure everyone will enjoy your garden. We will build one table-top raised bed as a demonstration.

This workshop will have sign language interpretation.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: M'finda Kalunga Community Garden (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2017-03-21 2017-03-21 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.72100067138700000, -73.99189758300800000 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: March 21, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-03-21 2017-03-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a4b55a5cb.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: March 21, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best!

Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the wheelchair basketball team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-03-21 2017-03-21 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: March 21, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-03-21 2017-03-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5887a49ed2ee0.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:15:07 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/21/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: March 21, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-03-21 2017-03-21 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/22/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/22/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: March 22, 2017

With a hint of dark humor, Zane York transforms traditional floral still lives and familiar scenes into unexpected compositions in Nature Morte. Clusters of insects morph into floral arrangements, and cats in the clutches of pigeons rise to the heavens. Executed in the style and skill of famed Dutch masters, York reminds us of the mortality, transience, and vulnerability of all living things.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-22 2017-03-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cae3f380c5.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/22/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/22/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity1 Date: March 22, 2017

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

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

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

Related Events

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-22 2017-03-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/22/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/22/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: March 22, 2017

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

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

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-03-22 2017-03-22 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Steampunk Art: Upcycle Miniature Bottles - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/22/le-petit-steam-punk-art-upcycle-miniature-bottlesadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/22/le-petit-steam-punk-art-upcycle-miniature-bottlesadults Date: March 22, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-22 2017-03-22 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/22/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/22/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park Date: March 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-22 2017-03-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/22/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/22/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: March 22, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-03-22 2017-03-22 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/22/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/22/special-express-arts Date: March 22, 2017

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-22 2017-03-22 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-to-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/22/recycletoartall-ages http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/22/recycletoartall-ages Date: March 22, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-22 2017-03-22 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Growing a Garden with Children]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/22/growing-a-garden-with-children http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/22/growing-a-garden-with-children Date: March 22, 2017

Schools, houses of worship, community centers, and more are discovering the power and delight in creating gardens with and for youth. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or dedicated community member, learn practical tips for making the most of your time and space. Learn how to connect with resources, identify the materials you need, and launch a simple yet engaging garden education program.

This class is free with required preregistration. Please register here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2017-03-22 2017-03-22 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.66759872436523400, -73.96179962158203000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/22/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/22/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: March 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-22 2017-03-22 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Art Inspired By...Frida Kahlo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/22/art-inspired-byfrida-kahlo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/22/art-inspired-byfrida-kahlo Date: March 22, 2017

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

We'll celebrate Women's History Month with self-portraits inspired by renowned self-portrait artist Frida Kahlo.

RSVP is required. For more information, please call (212) 397-3159.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-03-22 2017-03-22 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586d576b2e3d4.JPG Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/22/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/22/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: March 22, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2017-03-22 2017-03-22 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-03-23 2017-03-23 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity1 Date: March 23, 2017

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

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

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

Related Events

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-23 2017-03-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: March 23, 2017

With a hint of dark humor, Zane York transforms traditional floral still lives and familiar scenes into unexpected compositions in Nature Morte. Clusters of insects morph into floral arrangements, and cats in the clutches of pigeons rise to the heavens. Executed in the style and skill of famed Dutch masters, York reminds us of the mortality, transience, and vulnerability of all living things.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-23 2017-03-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cae3f380c5.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/greenbelt-peepers Date: March 23, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-23 2017-03-23 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: March 23, 2017

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

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

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-03-23 2017-03-23 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: March 23, 2017

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-23 2017-03-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: March 23, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-23 2017-03-23 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/special-express-arts-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/special-express-arts-2 Date: March 23, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-23 2017-03-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:45:23 EST
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: March 23, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-03-23 2017-03-23 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 23, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-23 2017-03-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Creative 3D Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/creative-3d-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/creative-3d-arts Date: March 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-23 2017-03-23 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: March 23, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best!

Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the wheelchair basketball team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-03-23 2017-03-23 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fde6bc59a8.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Discussion: What’s Next for Women]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/discussion-whats-next-for-women http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/23/discussion-whats-next-for-women Date: March 23, 2017

Inspired by Alice Austen’s imagery, join us for a facilitated conversation with socially-engaged artist Anna Lise Jensen and invited guests about expressing and representing oneself in today’s world.

To attend this event, please RSVP by email to info@aliceausten.org or call (718) 816-4506.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-03-23 2017-03-23 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc52c8e1c1e.jpg Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/24/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/24/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: March 24, 2017

With a hint of dark humor, Zane York transforms traditional floral still lives and familiar scenes into unexpected compositions in Nature Morte. Clusters of insects morph into floral arrangements, and cats in the clutches of pigeons rise to the heavens. Executed in the style and skill of famed Dutch masters, York reminds us of the mortality, transience, and vulnerability of all living things.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-24 2017-03-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cae3f380c5.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/24/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/24/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity1 Date: March 24, 2017

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

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

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

Related Events

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-24 2017-03-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/24/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/24/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: March 24, 2017

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

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

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-03-24 2017-03-24 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Women on Film Series: African American Women in Cinema Community Screenings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/24/women-on-film-series-african-american-women-in-cinema-community-screenings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/24/women-on-film-series-african-american-women-in-cinema-community-screenings Date: March 24, 2017

Celebrate Women’s History Month with NYC Parks and African American Women in Cinema Film Festival!

Join NYC Parks and the African American Women in Cinema Film Festival for the inaugural community initiative featuring dynamic short films taking on identity and self-esteem. We will screen the following:

Outta My Name by Cathleen Campbell
A woman who’s ridiculed for her unusual name discovers unexpectedly discovers the power of connecting with another person after being misunderstood for too long.

Middle Passage by Tomasia Kastner
This documentary looks at racial ambiguity in America through the personal narrative of the filmmaker’s family.

PLUS! by Sandra Chuma
In the fashion industry, the majority are the minority. “Plus-size” is virtually invisible in mainstream fashion, despite 65 percent of American women being size 14 or larger. PLUS! tells the story of five women trying to change that.

Audience talk-back will follow.

Know Before You Go
Seating is limited. You should arrive before 10:30 a.m. to get a seat. Reservations are taken for groups only; please email letitia.guillory@parks.nyc.gov.

All are welcome!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2017-03-24 2017-03-24 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58cb184d6e20d.jpg Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:15:02 EDT