NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:58:40 GMT <![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: February 12, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a46704eab.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: February 12, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a33bb3080.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: February 12, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a35e7addd.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/winter-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/winter-birding Date: February 12, 2017

The Hudson River Valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species, even 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 are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

This event is 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 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5877f4d827990.jpg Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:15:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Hearts for Flowers, Love for Manatees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/family-art-project-hearts-for-flowers-love-for-manatees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/family-art-project-hearts-for-flowers-love-for-manatees Date: February 12, 2017

As we look ahead to Valentine’s Day, let’s spread the love like the petals of a bursting flower. Layer an abundance of hearts in circular formations to create joyful and rapturous flowery cards and gifts. We will also give some love to the majestic manatees. Their populations at record lows, these wonderful “sea cows” need our support. Hear touching tales about these marine creatures and make a stuffed-manatee valentine gift or card.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5877f565837d3.jpg Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:15:06 EST
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Lavender Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/trail-of-the-month-lavender-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/trail-of-the-month-lavender-trail Date: February 12, 2017

Explore High Rock Park on a hike around Loosestrife Swamp and the surrounding area. We will also visit Walker Pond, Lake Ohrbach, and Pumphouse Pond, weather permitting.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: February 12, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Mon, 06 Feb 2017 11:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: John Muir Trail (Vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/nature-exploration-john-muir-trail-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/nature-exploration-john-muir-trail-vigorous Date: February 12, 2017

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York CIty and places often off-limits to the general public.

On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Vigorous hikes are long distance with hills and rugged terrain.

For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.90439987182617000, -73.89640045166016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866d9213af0c.jpg Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID (Light Hike)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/winter-tree-id-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/winter-tree-id-light Date: February 12, 2017

Learn how to identify common trees found in New York City. Whether on the street or in the woods, the Urban Park Rangers will show distinguishable characteristics for identifying trees in the winter.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose and Oak Avenues (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.74959945678711000, -73.80770111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866d966b2c51.jpg Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Self Defense Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/womens-self-defense-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/womens-self-defense-workshops Date: February 12, 2017

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

Taught by Warrior Sisters Organization.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5861598c6986f.png Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:15:07 EST
<![CDATA[Hearts and Flowers Cookie-Decorating Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/hearts-and-flowers-cookiedecorating-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/hearts-and-flowers-cookiedecorating-workshop Date: February 12, 2017

Roses are red, violets are blue, cookies are colorful, and sprinkles are, too! Bring your sweethearts to Wave Hill this Valentine’s Day for a special cookie decorating event. Use sanding sugars, cookie icing, and a variety of sprinkles to design your own cookies. Fill a box with your creations to show that certain someone how much you love them.

This event is perfect for families and crafty visitors of all ages.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5877f5bae1215.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:44:50 EST
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/family-nature-walk Date: February 12, 2017

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Ages six and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5877f60a77c5c.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration (Moderate Hike)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/nature-exploration-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/nature-exploration-moderate Date: February 12, 2017

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

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 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.61902618408203000, -74.10613250732422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866da000beba.jpg Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/storytime-craft Date: February 12, 2017

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

Recommended for ages 10 and younger.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-02-12 2017-02-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585abf0fd1b38.JPG Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Treasures in the Attic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/treasures-in-the-attic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/12/treasures-in-the-attic Date: February 12, 2017

Join King Manor’s curator Kelsey Brow in our historic kitchen as she discusses objects in the museum’s collection related to drinks from the 1800s. Learn the history of our Beebe range stove, view a Mary Schenck mug, see other items from the house’s time period, and end the day by sampling a beverage that Founding Father Rufus King might have imbibed.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-02-12 2017-02-12 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Twelve Hours of Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/13/nyc-parks-presents-12-hour-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/13/nyc-parks-presents-12-hour-fitness Date: February 13, 2017

Join us for our first ever 12 Hours of Fitness event for adults ages 18 years and older. There will be a variety of classes, including Yoga, Pilates, Boxercise, Strength, and Conditioning Exercises.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by February 8.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-02-13 2017-02-13 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 Tue, 31 Jan 2017 19:15:08 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: The Rhythmic Art of Thread]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/13/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/13/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread Date: February 13, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-13 2017-02-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586bca3851854.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Hearts and Roses Valentine's Day Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/13/hearts-roses-valentines-day-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/13/hearts-roses-valentines-day-dance Date: February 13, 2017

Learn the Fox Trot, Tango, Rumba, and more at the Hearts and Roses Valentine's Day Dance, featuring the GBR Ballroom Dancers!

This event is free to members and non-members ages 18 and older.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-02-13 2017-02-13 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-02-14 2017-02-14 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Color of Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/color-of-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/color-of-comics-exhibition Date: February 14, 2017

The Color of Comics exhibition, curated by Ray Felix, showcases the private art collections from artist, Ray Felix, and writer, Alex Simmons, along with several talented African-American artists in the comic book industry. Artists include: Paris Cullins, Jerry Craft, Christopher Duckett, Trevor Vonnie Eden, Corey Fields, N.Steven Harris, Jamal Ingle, Carl Kent, Alitha E. Martinez, Khary Randolph, Sha-Nee Williams, and many more.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-14 2017-02-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5891248988746.jpg Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: The Rhythmic Art of Thread]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread Date: February 14, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-14 2017-02-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586bca3851854.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: February 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-02-14 2017-02-14 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paint it Up: Wine Bottles - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/paint-it-up-wine-bottlesadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/paint-it-up-wine-bottlesadults Date: February 14, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-14 2017-02-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/introduction-to-sign-languageadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/introduction-to-sign-languageadults Date: February 14, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-14 2017-02-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: February 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-02-14 2017-02-14 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323457cdf51.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: February 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-02-14 2017-02-14 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235242afdc.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: February 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-02-14 2017-02-14 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235c594bc8.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Love in the Parlors: A Valentine in Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/love-in-the-parlors-a-valentine-in-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/love-in-the-parlors-a-valentine-in-concert Date: February 14, 2017

The Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society presents lush, romantic vocal music of the world’s greatest 19th-century composers. This concert will be performed in the Museum’s Greek Revival double parlor.

Singers Anthony Bellov, Amy Gluck, Jane Elizabeth Rady, and Dayle Vander Sande will perform rarely-heard gems by Beethoven, Schubert, Steven Foster, Amy Beach, and others.

Top pick for Valentine’s Day: NBC Online and TimeOut NY

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-02-14 2017-02-14 7:00 pm 8:15 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: February 14, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-02-14 2017-02-14 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: February 14, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-02-14 2017-02-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5887a49ed2ee0.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:15:07 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: February 14, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-02-14 2017-02-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a4b55a5cb.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/14/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: February 14, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-02-14 2017-02-14 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Color of Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/15/color-of-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/15/color-of-comics-exhibition Date: February 15, 2017

The Color of Comics exhibition, curated by Ray Felix, showcases the private art collections from artist, Ray Felix, and writer, Alex Simmons, along with several talented African-American artists in the comic book industry. Artists include: Paris Cullins, Jerry Craft, Christopher Duckett, Trevor Vonnie Eden, Corey Fields, N.Steven Harris, Jamal Ingle, Carl Kent, Alitha E. Martinez, Khary Randolph, Sha-Nee Williams, and many more.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-15 2017-02-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5891248988746.jpg Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: The Rhythmic Art of Thread]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/15/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/15/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread Date: February 15, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-15 2017-02-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586bca3851854.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Steampunk Art: Upcycle Miniature Bottles - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/15/le-petit-steam-punk-art-upcycle-miniature-bottlesadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/15/le-petit-steam-punk-art-upcycle-miniature-bottlesadults Date: February 15, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-15 2017-02-15 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-to-Art for All Ages]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/15/recycletoartall-ages http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/15/recycletoartall-ages Date: February 15, 2017

Have fun creating cute items out of recycled materials.

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-15 2017-02-15 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:54 EST
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/15/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/15/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: February 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-02-15 2017-02-15 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Horticultural Lecture: Fruits You Only Dreamed You Could Grow with David Fried of Elmore Roots Nursery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/15/horticultural-lecture-fruits-you-only-dreamed-you-could-grow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/15/horticultural-lecture-fruits-you-only-dreamed-you-could-grow Date: February 15, 2017

Every yard and patio can be a small universe of edibles. Flowering and ripening with exotic aromas and splashes of color, nothing inspires and satisfies like your own home fruit grove. Described as a pioneer in propagating and nurturing certified organic fruit and nut trees, David Fried founded Elmore Roots Nursery—in Vermont just south of the Canadian border—more than 30 years ago. Elmore Roots is a small farm that grows apples, plums, northern kiwis, and pears, as well as black walnut and hazelnut and other nut trees. Wave Hill’s annual horticultural lecture series is held at the New York School of Interior Design. The final lecture of the series takes place on March 15, when Jack Staub will speak about Hortulus Farm.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: NY School of Interior Design

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2017-02-15 2017-02-15 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.76869964599609400, -73.96230316162110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5877fa882a533.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer Orientation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/15/volunteer-orientation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/15/volunteer-orientation Date: February 15, 2017

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

Directions to find the group will be sent via email to registered volunteers only the day before Orientation.

Fill out a Volunteer Application and then log-in to your Volunteer Profile to sign-up for Orientation on the calendar. Any questions? Please email Karla Osorio-Perez at kosorio-perez@brooklynbridgepark.org.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 334 Furman Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-02-15 2017-02-15 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69403178914900000, -73.99932694435100000 Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:14:56 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/15/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/15/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: February 15, 2017

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2017-02-15 2017-02-15 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-02-16 2017-02-16 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Color of Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/16/color-of-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/16/color-of-comics-exhibition Date: February 16, 2017

The Color of Comics exhibition, curated by Ray Felix, showcases the private art collections from artist, Ray Felix, and writer, Alex Simmons, along with several talented African-American artists in the comic book industry. Artists include: Paris Cullins, Jerry Craft, Christopher Duckett, Trevor Vonnie Eden, Corey Fields, N.Steven Harris, Jamal Ingle, Carl Kent, Alitha E. Martinez, Khary Randolph, Sha-Nee Williams, and many more.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-16 2017-02-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5891248988746.jpg Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: The Rhythmic Art of Thread]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/16/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/16/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread Date: February 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-16 2017-02-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586bca3851854.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/16/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/16/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: February 16, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-16 2017-02-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Sat, 11 Feb 2017 09:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 16, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-16 2017-02-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Creative 3D Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/16/creative-3d-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/16/creative-3d-arts Date: February 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-16 2017-02-16 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/16/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/16/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: February 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-02-16 2017-02-16 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fde6bc59a8.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Parks Without Borders: Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/16/parks-without-borders-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/16/parks-without-borders-fort-greene-park Date: February 16, 2017

Through the Parks Without Borders program, Fort Greene Park was chosen to receive a share of $40 million for the redesign of its entrances, edges, and underused spaces. At this meeting, NYC Parks will present new design ideas and other updates, and we need your feedback. Parks Without Borders is a new design approach to connecting open spaces to neighborhoods across the city.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ingersoll Community Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-02-16 2017-02-16 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.69382750000000000, -73.98217280000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5890c903e2d30.jpg Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Color of Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/color-of-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/color-of-comics-exhibition Date: February 17, 2017

The Color of Comics exhibition, curated by Ray Felix, showcases the private art collections from artist, Ray Felix, and writer, Alex Simmons, along with several talented African-American artists in the comic book industry. Artists include: Paris Cullins, Jerry Craft, Christopher Duckett, Trevor Vonnie Eden, Corey Fields, N.Steven Harris, Jamal Ingle, Carl Kent, Alitha E. Martinez, Khary Randolph, Sha-Nee Williams, and many more.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-17 2017-02-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5891248988746.jpg Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: The Rhythmic Art of Thread]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread Date: February 17, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-17 2017-02-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586bca3851854.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Highbridge Park Service Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/highbridge-park-service-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/highbridge-park-service-days Date: February 17, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Dyckman Sitting Area (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-02-17 2017-02-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86119842529297000, -73.92469787597656000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587d00f29fcdc.JPG Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-17 2017-02-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Multimedia Arts: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/multimedia-artsadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/multimedia-artsadults Date: February 17, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-17 2017-02-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: February 17, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-17 2017-02-17 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 19 Dec 2016 10:45:01 EST
<![CDATA['A Taste For Chocolate' Exhibition Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/a-taste-for-chocolate-exhibition-opening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/a-taste-for-chocolate-exhibition-opening Date: February 17, 2017

Join us for the opening of what will surely be a tasty exhibition, which will explore the role of cacao and chocolate as a commodity throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Emphasis will be placed on how both the Morris and Jumel families utilized their merchant backgrounds to import chocolate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-02-17 2017-02-17 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Dark Days of Winter Candlelight Ghost Tour of 'Manhattan’s Most Haunted House']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/dark-days-of-winter-candlelight-ghost-tour-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/17/dark-days-of-winter-candlelight-ghost-tour-of-manhattans-most-haunted-house Date: February 17, 2017

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-02-17 2017-02-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: February 18, 2017

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

Rain or shine, there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park! Please register for the project by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net.

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Eagles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/birding-eagles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/birding-eagles Date: February 18, 2017

Sick of being cooped up indoors? Set out with our Urban Park Rangers on one of the many hikes and birding tours they offer.

Winter is a great time to spot bald eagles. In the winter, many raptors—birds of prey—tend to fly further south to New York City in search of food. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866daa76e765.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: February 18, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a4302276d.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Richmond Hill Green Neighborhood: Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/richmond-hill-green-neighborhood-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/richmond-hill-green-neighborhood-forest-restoration Date: February 18, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

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

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70119857788086000, -73.84188079833984000 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Color of Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/color-of-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/color-of-comics-exhibition Date: February 18, 2017

The Color of Comics exhibition, curated by Ray Felix, showcases the private art collections from artist, Ray Felix, and writer, Alex Simmons, along with several talented African-American artists in the comic book industry. Artists include: Paris Cullins, Jerry Craft, Christopher Duckett, Trevor Vonnie Eden, Corey Fields, N.Steven Harris, Jamal Ingle, Carl Kent, Alitha E. Martinez, Khary Randolph, Sha-Nee Williams, and many more.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5891248988746.jpg Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: February 18, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a38497600.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: February 18, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a3fdef59c.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: February 18, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a3d9e9736.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: February 18, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Cold Feat 10k Trail Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/cold-feat-10k-trail-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/cold-feat-10k-trail-race Date: February 18, 2017

The “Cold Feat” course begins on the rolling fairways and takes you off into the surrounding Greenbelt trails—rustic and hilly. Due to elevations, parts of this course are challenging, making that feeling of crossing the finish line even more rewarding. We run in all weather conditions and, based on past race experiences, have found it can be done! Come on out to have fun with us!

Volunteer at the Cold Feat 10K Trail Race
Volunteers are needed to assist Greenbelt staff members with setting up the event and distributing refreshments to the runners, starting at 8:30 a.m.. We will meet at the LaTourette Golf House at 1001 Richmond Hill Road. To volunteer for any of our events you must be age 14 and older or accompanied with an adult if you're younger than 14 years old. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP by calling (718) 667-2165, ext. 311, or emailing Jeanne.Paliswiat@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Latourette Golf Course Clubhouse

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2017-02-18 2017-02-18 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.57609939575195000, -74.14679718017578000 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Kindred Totem Poles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/family-art-project-kindred-totem-poles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/family-art-project-kindred-totem-poles Date: February 18, 2017

Gain inspiration from the Pacific Northwest Indians who used fallen trees to create totem poles detailing the history of family and tribe members. Using colorful paper and vibrant, bold designs, we’ll sculpt the characters around us, and then step into a “photo booth” to make an interactive family totem.

This event is free and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5880e8e9b3426.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: February 18, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/winter-tree-id-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/winter-tree-id-light Date: February 18, 2017

Learn how to identify common trees found in the city. Whether on the street or in the woods, the Urban Park Rangers will show distinguishable characteristics for identifying trees in the winter.

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 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866dafb1e8ee.jpg Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Great Backyard Bird Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/great-backyard-bird-count http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/great-backyard-bird-count Date: February 18, 2017

Join Queens Botanical Garden for the 20th annual Great Backyard Bird Count. The results will be added to those submitted from around the world to the Audubon Society.

To register for this event or for more information, please visit qbgbackyardbird.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-02-18 2017-02-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585d8234eb405.JPG Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Family Day: George Washington's Birthday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/family-day-george-washingtons-birthday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/family-day-george-washingtons-birthday Date: February 18, 2017

Come celebrate our Founding Father’s birthday at his only Manhattan Revolutionary War headquarters! Make Washington-themed crafts and explore his war room in the mansion.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[She's on Point: Indoor Kayaking, Water Basketball, and Aqua Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/shes-on-point http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/shes-on-point Date: February 18, 2017

Join NYC Parks in celebration of girls and women in sports! Come to Hansborough Recreation Center for a day of aquatic sports demonstrations, clinics, and workshops for girls and women to participate in.

All ages are welcome. Please bring bathing suits and caps.

Schedule of Activities

  • 11:00 a.m. - noon - Kayaking
  • 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Water Basketball
  • 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Aqua Fitness/Aerobics

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0262

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

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81280136108400000, -73.93930053710900000 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[She's on Point: Indoor Kayaking, Water Basketball, and Aqua Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/shes-on-point1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/shes-on-point1 Date: February 18, 2017

Join NYC Parks in celebration of girls and women in sports. Come to Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center for a day of aquatic sports demonstrations, clinics, and workshops for girls and women to participate in.

All ages welcome. Please bring bathing suits and caps.

Schedule of Activities

  • 11:00 a.m. to noon - Water Basketball
  • 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. - Aqua Fitness/Aerobics
  • 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Kayaking

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0262

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a6260391afa.jpg Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[She's On Point: Water Polo, Water Volleyball, and Aqua Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/shes-on-point2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/shes-on-point2 Date: February 18, 2017

Join NYC Parks in celebration of girls and women in sports. Come to Recreation Center 54 for a day of aquatic sports demonstrations, clinics, and workshops for girls and women to participate in.

All ages are welcome. Please bring bathing suits and caps.

Schedule of Activities

  • 11:00 a.m. to noon - Water Volleyball
  • 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. - Water Polo
  • 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Aqua Fitness/Aerobics

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0262

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-02-18 2017-02-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park Date: February 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Crazy for Composting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/nyc-compost-project-crazy-for-composting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/nyc-compost-project-crazy-for-composting Date: February 18, 2017

Are you passionate about composting but want more from your bin? These Q&A sessions provide the practical tips, advice, and encouragement you'll need to take composting to the next level, whether you are just starting out (Session 1) or have been digging in for years (Session 2). Registered GreenThumb community gardens will be able to request an order of compost, soil, or clean fill for spring delivery.

Registration is required to attend this event. Please RSVP here.

For more information, please email compost@nybg.org or call (718) 817-8543.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8543

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2017-02-18 2017-02-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:44:54 EST
<![CDATA[Tour Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/tour-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/tour-washington-square-park Date: February 18, 2017

Join us on President’s Day Weekend for a tour of the park named for our first president. The tour will explore the land on which the park was built, its beginnings as an open space, and the people who have made it their backyard in the years since.

The tour will be led by a Washington Square Park Conservancy volunteer. The tour is free and space is available ona first-come, first-served basis. For more information about this tour, please visit the Washington Square Park Conservancy's website.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Owls and Pellets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/owls-and-pellets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/owls-and-pellets Date: February 18, 2017

Owls are creatures who swallow their prey whole. Parts of the prey, such as bones, feathers, and fur are bound up during digestion into a tight pellet, which the owl regurgitates. Drop-in and discover the origins of the owl’s diet and find out some interesting facts about these nocturnal predators.

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 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: February 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Pollinators Presentation with Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/heather-garden-pollinators-presentation-with-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/heather-garden-pollinators-presentation-with-leslie-day Date: February 18, 2017

When you visit the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park during spring, summer, and fall, you will see not only the hundreds of species of flowering plants, but also beautiful hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, bees, beetles, wasps, and flies that pollinate these flowers. Join naturalist and author Leslie Day, to learn about the ecological relationship between pollinating animals and the flowers they depend upon for the nectar and pollen that is their food.

Without pollinating animals, most of these flowering plants would be unable to reproduce. Throughout evolution, flowers and animals have relied on each other for life itself. Through stories, photographs, and videos, you’ll learn about how we, too, are dependent upon these interesting and exquisite life forms.

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

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

Photo by Gabe Kirchheimer

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584828bcd002d.jpg Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:29:56 EST
<![CDATA[Textile Arts: Crochet Amigurumi Bear - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/textile-artscrochet-amigurumi-bear-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/textile-artscrochet-amigurumi-bear-adults Date: February 18, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: February 18, 2017

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

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

This program is suitable for all ages.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: February 18, 2017

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Chocolate Day 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/chocolate-day-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/chocolate-day-2017 Date: February 18, 2017

Come celebrate Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum's ninth annual Chocolate Day, which will include a tour of the new exhibition A Taste for Chocolate led by Curator and Director Carol S. Ward. Following the tour, Ms. Ward will lead a tasting of different varieties of chocolate.

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/the-night-sky Date: February 18, 2017

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City Parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: February 19, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a4f480ed6.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: February 19, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a46704eab.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: February 19, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a33bb3080.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: February 19, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a35e7addd.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Kindred Totem Poles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/family-art-project-kindred-totem-poles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/family-art-project-kindred-totem-poles Date: February 19, 2017

Gain inspiration from the Pacific Northwest Indians, who used fallen trees to create totem poles detailing the history of family and tribe members. Using colorful paper and vibrant, bold designs, we’ll sculpt the characters around us, and then step into a “photo booth” to make an interactive family totem.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5880e939e5411.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/animal-tracking Date: February 19, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world. On this program, learn to identify animals tracks to understand animal behavior.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 11:00 am 0:30 am 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/living-with-whitetailed-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/living-with-whitetailed-deer Date: February 19, 2017

Explore Blue Heron Park with the Urban Park Rangers in a search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Self Defense Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/womens-self-defense-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/womens-self-defense-workshops Date: February 19, 2017

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

Taught by Warrior Sisters Organization.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5861598c6986f.png Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:15:07 EST
<![CDATA[Pre-Concert Tea]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/preconcert-tea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/preconcert-tea Date: February 19, 2017

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5880e98eeab22.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wildlife Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/winter-wildlife-animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/winter-wildlife-animal-tracking Date: February 19, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques and development of diverse outdoor skills. Learn how to identify animals tracks to understand animal behavior.

All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Natural Plant Cordage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/natural-plant-cordage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/natural-plant-cordage Date: February 19, 2017

Join the Rangers and learn the value of cordage's role in history. You'll learn what plants were used and be shown techniques on how to extract and twist fibers into your very own piece of natural cordage.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Concert: Canellakis-Brown Duo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/concert-canellakisbrown-duo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/concert-canellakisbrown-duo Date: February 19, 2017

Hailed as “a pair of adventurous young talents” (Time Out New York), the Canellakis-Brown Duo, comprised of cellist Nicholas Canellakis and composer/pianist Michael Brown, has been captivating audiences with its superb musicianship and thrilling performances of innovative programs that combine masterpieces from the standard repertoire with original compositions and arrangements. In fall 2017, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents the Duo’s American Romantic program in its Art of the Recital Series. At Wave Hill, the artists offer works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Brown and Bulgarian folk tunes arranged by Canellakis.

Performances begin at 2PM and last approximately one hour with no intermission.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5880e9f032d5b.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:44:51 EST