NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:04:09 GMT <![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: February 10, 2018

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, abd wear closed-toed shoes and clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.

Registration is requested.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5983a58432dd5.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:14:41 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/nature-exploration-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/nature-exploration-moderate Date: February 10, 2018

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain).

On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city's rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.61902618408203000, -74.10613250732422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a38314e39270.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Valentine's Day Tea Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/valentines-day-tea-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/valentines-day-tea-party Date: February 10, 2018

Enjoy nature-themed activities, and share tea and refreshments with your special stuffed animal.

This event is for kids ages 3 to 7 with an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark with a Watercolor Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark Date: February 10, 2018

At Al Oerter Recreation Center, Ashton Agbomenou will teach adult watercolor classes demonstrating how to use lines, shapes, and colors to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the two-hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome.

Ashton is a freelance painter and filmmaker with a BFA degree from Rhode Island School of Design. Born and raised in Harlem, New York he studied classical painting at the High School of Art & Design and the Art Students League of New York.

Please note: This event is free but space is limited, so please RSVP to cultureartsfun@parks.nyc.gov to hold your spot.

This program is operated in partnership with the Art Students League of New York.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 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 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0c871363ccb.jpg Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Watercolor Workshop I]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/winter-watercolor-workshop-i http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/winter-watercolor-workshop-i Date: February 10, 2018

In this introductory class, learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors with artist Chemin Hsiao. This class will feature an exclusive peek inside QBG’s working greenhouse and will use plants wintering there as inspiration. Participants are encouraged to register for Winter Watercolor Workshop II to further develop their technique.

Pleae note: Registration is required; to register, please visit winterwatercolor1.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-02-10 2018-02-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a1c29219d712.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:59:45 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 10, 2018

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Daughters of the American Revolution: Hunts Point Slave Burial Grounds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/daughters-of-the-american-revolution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/daughters-of-the-american-revolution Date: February 10, 2018

Join a discussion on the preservation of the Hunts Point Slave Burial Grounds. The speaker will discuss the forgotten history of the Bronx. The DAR's newly-formed Bronx Chapter named for Colonel Benjamin Talmadge, currently has 13 members. The group is open to anyone who is connected to the American Revolution. New comers will be assisted in learning their connection.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:59:43 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: February 10, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Schedule

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:59:44 EST
<![CDATA[Chinese New Year Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/chinese-new-year-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/chinese-new-year-celebration Date: February 10, 2018

Join us as we welcome the Year of the Earth Dog with a Chinese New Year Celebration! Adults and children alike will enjoy treats, tales, and traditional crafts as part of one of the biggest cultural celebrations in the world.

Families with children can participate in:
– Storytelling: Listen to the legend of Nien, hear about the Chinese zodiac, learn the many ways we celebrate the 15 days of the Lunar New Year, and discover the traits of 2017’s Fire Rooster and 2018’s Earth Dog.

– Crafts: Kids can make a lion’s head to ward off evil spirits, create a hong bao envelope to give and receive special treats, and practice writing chun lian and fu dao with Chinese characters.

– Parade: Families can join the parade to the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden and hear cymbals, drums, and pop-it firecrackers scare off evil spirits.

– Food: Enjoy traditional foods like dumplings, spring rolls, niangao, and chrysanthemum tea. The pronunciation of niangao sounds like ‘year high’, which symbolizes a higher income, a higher position, the growth of children, and generally the promise of a better year. It is considered good luck to eat it during the Chinese New Year period.

Adults without kids can also participate in this immersive cultural celebration. With Ben Ng, our educator in Chinese calligraphy, you’ll enjoy more grown-up artistic activities like ink wash painting, chun lian writing, and shan shui (mountain painting), plus tours of the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden and warm refreshments.

Wear red and gold when you come to Snug Harbor to celebrate Chinese New Year with us! We’ll see you soon. Gung hay fat choy!

Special thanks to the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the Friends of the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3512

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 2:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.64189454909600000, -74.10201304660700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a440e48149d9.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:14:54 EST
<![CDATA[Seal Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/seal-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/seal-exploration Date: February 10, 2018

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a38325cda74c.jpg Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Nature Illustrations (Beginner)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/natures-workshop-nature-illustrations-beginner http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/natures-workshop-nature-illustrations-beginner Date: February 10, 2018

This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity.

This workshop will inspire you to illustrate the landscape, waterway, and wildlife of the salt marsh. This workshop will take place indoors.

Basic materials provided.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Breakdance Showcase]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/breakdancing-showcase http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/breakdancing-showcase Date: February 10, 2018

Join NYC Parks and the 110th Precinct for a day of breakdancing performances! Youth of all ages will have a chance to show off their skills!

For more information and registration information, call the 110th Precinct Community Affairs office at (718) 476-9310.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Historic Richmond Town's James Guyon Jr. Guyon Tavern Series Presents Tom Cintula]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/historic-richmond-towns-james-guyon-jr-guyon-tavern-series-presents-tom-cintula http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/historic-richmond-towns-james-guyon-jr-guyon-tavern-series-presents-tom-cintula Date: February 10, 2018

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

About Tom Cintula

Tom Cintula is a Wagner College alum who plays a variety of musical genres including rock, blues, jazz, funk, and folk in a blues-style unplugged jam. A singer songwriter in Staten Island, NY., Cintula draws influence from all types of music, which is evident in his live shows both solo and with his band The Buffalo 24.

All performances are at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Guyon Tavern at Historic Richmond Town

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2018-02-10 2018-02-10 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57178644122100000, -74.14625349376500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a57df4539a48.jpg Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:14:43 EST
<![CDATA[Night Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/night-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/night-hike-light Date: February 10, 2018

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city's rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (717) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/astronomy-the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/10/astronomy-the-night-sky Date: February 10, 2018

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

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Great Lawn (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-10 2018-02-10 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.78461865366600000, -73.96979215029700000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: February 11, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: February 11, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:49 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: February 11, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: February 11, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/winter-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/winter-birding Date: February 11, 2018

The Hudson River Valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species during the winter months. Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow to observe birds in their winter habitats. Birders of all levels welcome. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Free with admission to the grounds; NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission to the grounds.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2eb8dd3d6d6.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Hearts and Flowers, Love for Belugas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/family-art-project-hearts-and-flowers-love-for-belugas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/family-art-project-hearts-and-flowers-love-for-belugas Date: February 11, 2018

As we look ahead to Valentine’s Day, let’s spread the love like a pod of belugas! Listen to touching tales about these small, gentle, gray-white whales, then make a stuffed beluga sock-puppet for a heartwarming Valentine’s gift. Add a special notecard crafted from an abundance of hearts and paper flowers, or even decorate it with some arctic ice or ocean waves for belugas. Valentine’s Weekend event.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3147fe723ef.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Wellness Workshop: Luscious Lips and Silky Skin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/wellness-workshop-luscious-lips-and-silky-skin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/wellness-workshop-luscious-lips-and-silky-skin Date: February 11, 2018

Treat yourself to handmade self-care products or create gifts for your valentine or loved ones. Using all-natural organic ingredients, work with aromatherapist and skin care expert Melissa Rivera of Essence and Aroma to create tinted lip balms and scented salves. Ages 12 and older welcome with an adult. Valentine’s Weekend event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a314b792fbe4.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Waterfowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/birding-winter-waterfowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/birding-winter-waterfowl Date: February 11, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

We offer birding programs throughout the year and offer unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

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

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: George Wahington's Journey (Advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/rangers-choice-george-wahingtons-journey-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/rangers-choice-george-wahingtons-journey-advanced Date: February 11, 2018

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, on our city's long history.

George Washington was well traveled through our city during his time as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and our nation's first president. Learn of George Washington's travels through Long Island.

Wear comfortable shoes or boots, pack a light snack and bring water.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Winchester Boulevard, under Grand Central Parkway (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:59:43 EST
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Pink Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/trail-of-the-month-pink-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/trail-of-the-month-pink-trail Date: February 11, 2018

Meet at the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge (located at Travis Avenue and Mulberry Avenue) for this short hike on the Pink Trail.

Approximately .75 miles.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Native Plant Center

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2018-02-11 2018-02-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.59420013427734400, -74.16780090332031000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:59:43 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:14:59 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Landscape Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/winter-landscape-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/winter-landscape-photography Date: February 11, 2018

Our bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. Each season we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences.

Bring your camera and get inspired by the powerful images of nature in winter.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: East Drive and Lincoln Road (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.65990066528300000, -73.96389770507800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a383758c309c.jpg Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Owls and Pellets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/rangers-choice-owls-and-pellets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/rangers-choice-owls-and-pellets Date: February 11, 2018

Our bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

Each season we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. Pellets are the undigested parts of a bird’s food, such as hair or bones, which are coughed up through the beak.

Owl pellets are fascinating to investigate and analyze – be a scientist, by gently pulling the pellet apart to see what it is made from.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 11, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a314c255c9ed.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: February 11, 2018

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 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 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/birding-owls Date: February 11, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

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

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Payson Avenue and Dyckman Street (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.86685135826000000, -73.92872571945200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3837b5d7afa.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity Date: February 12, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-12 2018-02-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4ba341b918c.jpg Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[2018 NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: February 12, 2018

Play chess or checkers? Then come and test your skills at the 2018 NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games Board Games clinic hosted by McCarren Play Center.

Learn the correct rules and challenge others in mini tournaments to get prepared for the games of your life.

Please note: The first day of this clinic is free. After the first day, a recreation center membership is required to participate in the clinic.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-12 2018-02-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:44:43 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: February 13, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity Date: February 13, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4ba341b918c.jpg Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition Date: February 13, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a59026345425.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Mardi Gras Senior Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/mardi-gras-senior-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/mardi-gras-senior-festival Date: February 13, 2018

Join NYC Parks and learn about the history of Mardi Gras!

Create a Mardi Gras mask, listen to the sounds of Jazz music, dance, and more!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183537853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[2018 NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: February 13, 2018

Play chess or checkers? Then come and test your skills at the 2018 NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games Board Games clinic hosted by McCarren Play Center.

Learn the correct rules and challenge others in mini tournaments to get prepared for the games of your life.

Please note: The first day of this clinic is free. After the first day, a recreation center membership is required to participate in the clinic.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:44:43 EST
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle-to-Art: Decorative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/upcycletoart-decorative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/upcycletoart-decorative-arts Date: February 13, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization: Get-Together for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities Date: February 13, 2018

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: February 13, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Celebrates Mardi Gras]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/arts-culture-fun-celebrate-mardi-gras http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/arts-culture-fun-celebrate-mardi-gras Date: February 13, 2018

Join us for a taste of New Orleans with live jazz by Joey Morant and his band.

One of the most exciting and dynamic trumpeters on the scene, Joey Morant brings his thrilling blend of jazz, R&B, and the celebratory sounds of New Orleans to this special Mardi Gras performance. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Morant works in settings from duets to big bands and orchestras, including the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band. He has performed with jazz, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll greats, including Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Lionel Hampton, and James Brown. He electrifies audiences with his dazzling horn technique, skillful scat singing, and humorous asides.

Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America, with partial support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a60cb4f6c638.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/kids-le-petit-art Date: February 13, 2018

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

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

February - Cardboard-Painted Heart
February - Cardboard Magical Moonballs

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/wheelchair-basketball Date: February 13, 2018

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3341

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 7:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0f6cadfa8b.jpg Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity Date: February 14, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4ba341b918c.jpg Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition Date: February 14, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a59026345425.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up Yoga Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/shape-up-yoga-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/shape-up-yoga-meditation Date: February 14, 2018

This class features exercises for the whole body: functional fitness through meditative yoga for health, well-being, and relaxation.

For adults.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:44:50 EST
<![CDATA[2018 NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: February 14, 2018

Play chess or checkers? Then come and test your skills at the 2018 NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games Board Games clinic hosted by McCarren Play Center.

Learn the correct rules and challenge others in mini tournaments to get prepared for the games of your life.

Please note: The first day of this clinic is free. After the first day, a recreation center membership is required to participate in the clinic.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:44:43 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Drawing at the H. H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/drawing-at-the-h-h-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/drawing-at-the-h-h-biddle-house Date: February 14, 2018

Explore and enhance your artistic abilities. Expand your skills with new techniques and mediums. Create intimate drawings of window views out of the historic H. H. Biddle House in Conference House Park. Materials will be provided. Beginners and non-beginners are welcome.

This program is part of the Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology series.

Please note: Space is limited, pre-registration is required. To register, please email francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a57b203b99e5.jpg Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:45:07 EST
<![CDATA[Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language Date: February 14, 2018

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

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/adults-le-petit-art Date: February 14, 2018

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

Adults of all ages, including seniors, are welcome.

Themes

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-to-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/recycletoart Date: February 14, 2018

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

Schedule

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Hearts and Crafts Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/hearts-and-crafts-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/hearts-and-crafts-day Date: February 14, 2018

Join NYC Parks in an afternoon of fun and love! Families will create special Valentine's Day-themed crafts for each other and loved ones, from simple hearts and cards to more elaborate crafts.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 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 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Love in the Parlors A Valentine in Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/love-in-the-parlors-a-valentine-in-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/love-in-the-parlors-a-valentine-in-concert Date: February 14, 2018

The Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society presents lush, romantic vocal music of the world’s greatest 19th-century composers performed in the Museum’s elegant Greek Revival double parlor. Singers Anthony Bellov, Amy Gluck, Jane Elizabeth Rady, and Dayle Vander Sande perform rarely heard gems by Schubert, Brahms, Duparc, Dvorak, Amy Beach, Johann Strauss II, and others.

About the Event

  • 75 minutes. Very limited capacity.
  • $50, VIP $60 (first two rows), $30 MHM Members.
  • Pre-concert Reception, 6 p.m.: Join us for light hors d’oeuvres and a glass of bubbly in our cozy, candlelit 1850s kitchen before the concert. $25, $15 MHM Members.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: February 14, 2018

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

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

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59caba2bd936e.jpg Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: February 15, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-02-15 2018-02-15 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exerskate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/exerskate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/exerskate Date: February 15, 2018

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

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

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-02-15 2018-02-15 8:00 am 8:30 am 40.75353622436500000, -73.98333740234400000 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:59:51 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity Date: February 15, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-15 2018-02-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4ba341b918c.jpg Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition Date: February 15, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-15 2018-02-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a59026345425.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[2018 NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: February 15, 2018

Play chess or checkers? Then come and test your skills at the 2018 NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games Board Games clinic hosted by McCarren Play Center.

Learn the correct rules and challenge others in mini tournaments to get prepared for the games of your life.

Please note: The first day of this clinic is free. After the first day, a recreation center membership is required to participate in the clinic.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-15 2018-02-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:44:43 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/special-express-arts Date: February 15, 2018

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

Schedule

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-15 2018-02-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 15, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-15 2018-02-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park1 Date: February 15, 2018

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-15 2018-02-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/kids-imaginative-arts Date: February 15, 2018

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-15 2018-02-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:15:11 EST
<![CDATA[Mural Making in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/mural-making-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/mural-making-in-the-garden Date: February 15, 2018

Learn the ins and outs of creating a mural at your community garden. Murals and public art not only beautify neighborhoods, but they can deepen community connections and spark public dialogue. We'll hear from artists Raul Ayala, Claudie Mabry, and Brooke Singer, Jennifer Lantzas - Deputy Director of Public Art for NYC Parks, and community gardeners who have gone through the process of creating murals for their gardens. This event is co-hosted with Groundswell, a NYC-based organization which brings together youth, artists, and community organizations to use art as a tool for social change, for a more just and equitable world.

Hosted by Groundswell and GreenThumb

PHOTO: Mural panel Freedom by Jordy Victor at Hope Ballfield in Brooklyn. Design facilitated by Raul Ayala in collaboration with students at El Puente. Photo courtesy of El Puente.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Groundswell

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2018-02-15 2018-02-15 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.67727000000000000, -73.98532890000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a14ad9e07e87.JPG Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity Date: February 16, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-16 2018-02-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4ba341b918c.jpg Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition Date: February 16, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-16 2018-02-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a59026345425.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[2018 NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: February 16, 2018

Play chess or checkers? Then come and test your skills at the 2018 NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games Board Games clinic hosted by McCarren Play Center.

Learn the correct rules and challenge others in mini tournaments to get prepared for the games of your life.

Please note: The first day of this clinic is free. After the first day, a recreation center membership is required to participate in the clinic.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-16 2018-02-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:44:43 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year: 19th New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/lunar-new-year-19th-new-year-firecracker-ceremony-and-cultural-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/lunar-new-year-19th-new-year-firecracker-ceremony-and-cultural-festival Date: February 16, 2018

Celebrate the first day of the Lunar New Year at the Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival! There will be performances and vendors.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Street at Chrystie Street (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2018-02-16 2018-02-16 11:00 am 3:30 pm 40.71758073671500000, -73.99370078427600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5881273840351.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 16, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-16 2018-02-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/lunar-new-year-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/lunar-new-year-in-prospect-park Date: February 16, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance on Lunar New Year for family-friendly programs at Lefferts Historic House and the Prospect Park Audubon Center.

  • Nature Exploration, 12–4 pm
    Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

    Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists to discover the winter survival strategies of animals that live in Prospect Park. Enjoy nature games, science activities, bird watching, and more!
    Blooming Naturalist, 1–2 pm: So you think you are a naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides. Participants can even create their own tube of lip balm and an Official Blooming Naturalist button.
    Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
    Animal Encounter, 3–4 pm: Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Campfire Conversation
    Lefferts Historic House, 12–4 pm, $3 suggested donation

    Join Prospect Park Alliance and the Brooklyn Public Library around the campfire for the first Campfire Conversation of 2018!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Children's Corner (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-02-16 2018-02-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66378464473700000, -73.96373200416600000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:59:43 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/adults-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/adults-imaginative-arts Date: February 16, 2018

The facilitator will introduce the concept of imaginative arts.

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

For adults of all ages.

Schedule

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-16 2018-02-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: February 16, 2018

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 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 2018-02-16 2018-02-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Express]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/kids-express http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/kids-express Date: February 16, 2018

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

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder on Cardboard

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

March - Readings and Performances of Children's Monologues

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-16 2018-02-16 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/candlelight-ghost-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/16/candlelight-ghost-tour Date: February 16, 2018

Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night.

Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where seven family members died and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

“#1 Most Haunted Place in NYC” (TimeOut New York)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-02-16 2018-02-16 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:59:43 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: February 17, 2018

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

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

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

RSVP

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 17, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition Date: February 17, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a59026345425.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness Date: February 17, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:44:43 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: February 17, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:46 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Highland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/nyrr-open-run-highland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/nyrr-open-run-highland-park Date: February 17, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Highland Park Entrance (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.68369718980000000, -73.88565301900000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59d2a7e2af1be.jpg Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:47 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: February 17, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:14:46 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: February 17, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X118 Soundview Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5940551462ae4.jpg Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:47 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: February 17, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:14:48 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: February 17, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Soundview Green Neighborhood Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/0217-soundview-green-neighborhood-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/0217-soundview-green-neighborhood-forest-restoration Date: February 17, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect wetland areas in the Soundview Green Neighborhood!

Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive phragmites plants in order to help restore the wetland and create a healthier ecosystem. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle to this event. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 3925232

Location: Leland Avenue and O'Brien Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81079864502000000, -73.85890197753900000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:59:43 EST
<![CDATA[Crazy for Composting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/crazy-for-composting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/crazy-for-composting Date: February 17, 2018

Are you passionate about composting but want more from your bin? This session provides the practical tips, advice, and encouragement you need to take composting to the next level, whether you are just starting out or have been digging in for years.

Registration is required; please RSVP online at bit.ly/1SHcJ7D or call (718) 817-8543.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8543

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2018-02-17 2018-02-17 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:14:55 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Josephine Baker Dances Out the Winter Blues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/family-art-project-josephine-baker-dances-out-the-winter-blues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/family-art-project-josephine-baker-dances-out-the-winter-blues Date: February 17, 2018

In conjunction with Black History Month, celebrate the renowned entertainer Josephine Baker, famous for her activism and for refusing to perform for segregated audiences in the U.S. Make handmade musical instruments and join visiting storyteller Channie Waites, who reinterprets Jazz Age Josephine, by Jonah Winter, through interactive movement and sound. Interactive storytelling at noon.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a314d68e226b.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Junior Knicks B-Ball 101 Clinic: Session 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/junior-knicks-bball-101-clinic-session-1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/junior-knicks-bball-101-clinic-session-1 Date: February 17, 2018

Minimum age: 5 years old
Maximum age: 10 years old

Each session will include:

  • Basketball skills instruction with professional coaches
  • Exclusive Junior Knicks t-shirt for each participant

This program is designed to teach kids the fundamentals of basketball in a structured clinic setting.

Each session is limited to 75 participants and space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pre-registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3300

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2867e1c9564.JPG Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:45:12 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/winter-tree-id-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/winter-tree-id-light Date: February 17, 2018

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

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from vigorous, to moderate, to light. Our light hike is a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a38385eab7fe.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month: The Flushing Freedom Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/africanamerican-history-month-the-flushing-freedom-mile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/africanamerican-history-month-the-flushing-freedom-mile Date: February 17, 2018

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history. Our tour route takes you on a journey through past, present, and future.

This walk highlights historic sites in Flushing, dating back as early as late 1600s. Flushing was home to a famous African-American inventor, a passageway of the Underground Railroad, and has one of the city's few landmarked trees.

Please note: Participants are chosen by lottery. Please visit our Urban Park Ranger Registration page to register. Registration begins on Wednesday, February 7.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Daniel Carter Beard Mall

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2018-02-17 2018-02-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76339721679687500, -73.82992553710938000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:59:43 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month: Sandy Ground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/africanamerican-history-month-sandy-ground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/africanamerican-history-month-sandy-ground Date: February 17, 2018

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

Learn more about one of the oldest surviving communities in the United States that was founded by African Americans prior to the American Civil War.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Lenevar Avenue and Ramona Avenue (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53555741248300000, -74.20811891555800000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[First Annual Freeze Bowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/first-annual-freeze-bowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/first-annual-freeze-bowl Date: February 17, 2018

Join NYC Parks for football!

We will be hosting our first annual sports freeze bowl. Activities will include football tosses, punts, catching, kicking, drills and more! Open to all ages.

For more information about this event, pleae call (212) 927-1514 or (212) 927-1563 to speak with a representative.

Accessibility

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by February 13, 2018.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

Location: J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.84600067138672000, -73.94100189208984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a42bc6ac8854.jpg Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/farmhouse-family-day Date: February 17, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 17, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers Date: February 17, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.73939895629883000, -74.00820159912110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a26cd5866f46.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/storytime Date: February 17, 2018

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

Visit wintervillage.org for more details.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

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

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a60c0ba792a4.JPG Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: February 17, 2018

It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part due to immigration and the free flow of ideas that come with it.

Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park),H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[Poetry Town Hall with Ana Codjoe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/poetry-town-hall-with-ana-codjoe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/poetry-town-hall-with-ana-codjoe Date: February 17, 2018

Ana Codjoe is an educator, writer, and dance artist with roots in Memphis and Accra. She received her B.A. in English from Brown University and was a Presidential Fellow at Ohio State University where she received her M.F.A. in Dance Performance. Her work has been published in the Tidal Basin Review and in Cave Canem Anthology XII: Poems 2008-2009 (Willow Books).

Moderated by Bronx Writers Director, Charlie Vazquez.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:14:42 EST
<![CDATA[Junior Knicks B-Ball 101 Clinic: Session 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/junior-knicks-bball-101-clinic-session-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/17/junior-knicks-bball-101-clinic-session-2 Date: February 17, 2018

Minimum age: 5 years old
Maximum age: 10 years old

Each session will include:

  • Basketball skills instruction with professional coaches
  • Exclusive Junior Knicks t-shirt for each participant

This program is designed to teach kids the fundamentals of basketball in a structured clinic setting.

Each session is limited to 75 participants and space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pre-registration is required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3300

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2018-02-17 2018-02-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2867cbc1aeb.JPG Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:45:12 EST