NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:38:09 GMT <![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/25/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/25/3-to-6-club Date: January 25, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-01-25 2016-01-25 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 26, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-01-26 2016-01-26 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: January 26, 2016

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

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

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-01-26 2016-01-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56952fc7a5bc1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: January 26, 2016

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

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

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-01-26 2016-01-26 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: January 26, 2016

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

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

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-01-26 2016-01-26 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: January 26, 2016

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

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

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-01-26 2016-01-26 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art: Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/le-petit-zen-artstill-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/le-petit-zen-artstill-life Date: January 26, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-26 2016-01-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: January 26, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-01-26 2016-01-26 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:28 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/3-to-6-club Date: January 26, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-01-26 2016-01-26 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: January 26, 2016

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

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

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-01-26 2016-01-26 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Belly Dancing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/belly-dancing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/belly-dancing-workshop Date: January 26, 2016

Join us this winter for a special belly dancing workshop. You'll learn about the history of belly dancing from a professional and participate in a choreographed group dance session!

Space is limited. RSVP is required to email address or phone number below.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-01-26 2016-01-26 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.74829864501953000, -74.00219726562500000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life in Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/26/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park Date: January 26, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-01-26 2016-01-26 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b159224df1.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/27/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/27/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: January 27, 2016

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

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

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-01-27 2016-01-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56952fc7a5bc1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/27/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/27/3-to-6-club Date: January 27, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-01-27 2016-01-27 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Story Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/27/story-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/27/story-hour Date: January 27, 2016

Literacy INC. will host a free reading workshop at King Manor Museum in order to promote literacy in the community.

Families with children of all ages are welcome to attend, listen to stories, and participate in a craft activity. Free snacks will be provided. For more information please call (718) 206-0545 x 13.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2016-01-27 2016-01-27 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 28, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-01-28 2016-01-28 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/28/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/28/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: January 28, 2016

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

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

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-01-28 2016-01-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56952fc7a5bc1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Patterned Scarf-Knitting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/28/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/28/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults Date: January 28, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-28 2016-01-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:43 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/28/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/28/3-to-6-club Date: January 28, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-01-28 2016-01-28 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Sports & Fitness Frenzy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/28/sports-fitness-frenzy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/28/sports-fitness-frenzy Date: January 28, 2016

Come join the Highbridge Recreation Center for a sports and fitness event. Activities will include Zumba, fitness challenges, and a 3 on 3 basketball tournament.

Various health agencies will distribute health information, and there will be free mammograms screenings. Pre-registration is required for mammograms screening. Please call (212) 927-2012.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-01-28 2016-01-28 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[The Origins of Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/28/the-origins-of-fort-tryon-park-with-sidney-horenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/28/the-origins-of-fort-tryon-park-with-sidney-horenstein Date: January 28, 2016

Join Sid Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology and history lecture on the origins of our beloved Fort Tryon Park. Learn about the ice age uptown, the revolutionary war period and the estate era of Northern Manhattan and how portions of it were transformed into Fort Tryon Park.

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

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-01-28 2016-01-28 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/568bf4718f182.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[The Alving Estate - Immersive Theater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/28/the-alving-estate-immersive-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/28/the-alving-estate-immersive-theater Date: January 28, 2016

Immerse yourself in the dramatic world of The Alving Estate, Journey Lab and Death's Head Productions' site-sympathetic adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts. Playing the part of household help to the Alving family, whose widowed matriarch Helene must contend with the tainted legacy of her dashing late husband Captain Alving, audience members are placed at the center of the story: You'll engage in scenes, explore the estate, and influence events.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-01-28 2016-01-28 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56967c82d79c5.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/29/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/29/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: January 29, 2016

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

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

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-01-29 2016-01-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56952fc7a5bc1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 29, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-01-29 2016-01-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:15:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Senior Games Prep Meet-Up Clinics: Pickleball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/29/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-pickleball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/29/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-pickleball Date: January 29, 2016

NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Games!

Brooklyn's Senior Games takes place May 11-14 at St. John's Recreation Center. Recreation Center members age 50+ must register with a Brooklyn Recreation Center to compete.

Competitions include: Bowling, Tennis, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Shuffle Board and Table Games. A Torch Relay will stop at all the Brooklyn Recreation Centers, beginning May 10 and ending at the opening ceremony for the Senior Games on May 11.

To prepare for the Senior Games, Recreation Center members are invited to clinics like these from October to April. Each month, a different sport will be covered in these weekly clinics. The first week of each month is open to the public.

The Senior Games is sponsored by New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton. Pre-registration is required. To find out more, please call Sunset Park Recreation Center at (718) 972-2135.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-01-29 2016-01-29 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5627a574ea8dc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:38 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/29/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/29/3-to-6-club Date: January 29, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-01-29 2016-01-29 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[The Alving Estate - Immersive Theater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/29/the-alving-estate-immersive-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/29/the-alving-estate-immersive-theater Date: January 29, 2016

Immerse yourself in the dramatic world of The Alving Estate, Journey Lab and Death's Head Productions' site-sympathetic adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts. Playing the part of household help to the Alving family, whose widowed matriarch Helene must contend with the tainted legacy of her dashing late husband Captain Alving, audience members are placed at the center of the story: You'll engage in scenes, explore the estate, and influence events.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-01-29 2016-01-29 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56967c82d79c5.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 30, 2016

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

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

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-01-30 2016-01-30 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Park Tree Mulching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/30/conference-house-park-tree-mulching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/30/conference-house-park-tree-mulching Date: January 30, 2016

Help NYC Parks restore the forest in Conference House Park! Volunteers will mulch newly planted trees and help remove invasive vines and exotic vegetation like porcelain berry and bittersweet, which threaten the otherwise healthy forest. Volunteers will be introduced to forest ecology, and trained in invasive plant identification, and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Registration is required for this event.

Please register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-2761

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-01-30 2016-01-30 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50279998779297000, -74.25180053710938000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:39 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/30/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/30/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park Date: January 30, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-01-30 2016-01-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b14d16da82.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/30/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/30/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park Date: January 30, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-01-30 2016-01-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81409835815430000, -73.91290283203125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b147d97ced.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Eagles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/30/birding-eagles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/30/birding-eagles Date: January 30, 2016

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

We offer birding programs throughout the year. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. This program will focus on eagles. Dress appropriately for the weather, this program will include making observations along the shorelines of the Hudson River.

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 2016-01-30 2016-01-30 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569ebb92c3c6b.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Seed Germination Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/30/seed-germination-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/30/seed-germination-workshop Date: January 30, 2016

Learn about native flowers and pollinators. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn more about gardening and start their own seeds to take home. All materials provided.

Registration required. To register visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Thursday, January 21st.

Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-01-30 2016-01-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art: Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/30/le-petit-zen-artstill-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/30/le-petit-zen-artstill-life Date: January 30, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-30 2016-01-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts: Paper Cup Penguin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/30/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/30/paper-arts-crafts Date: January 30, 2016

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-30 2016-01-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/30/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/30/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: January 30, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-01-30 2016-01-30 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga with Awesome Asana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/30/yoga-with-awesome-asana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/30/yoga-with-awesome-asana Date: January 30, 2016

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:05 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-01-30 2016-01-30 3:00 pm 4:05 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5696821f5bf5a.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[The Alving Estate - Immersive Theater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/30/the-alving-estate-immersive-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/30/the-alving-estate-immersive-theater Date: January 30, 2016

Immerse yourself in the dramatic world of The Alving Estate, Journey Lab and Death's Head Productions' site-sympathetic adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts. Playing the part of household help to the Alving family, whose widowed matriarch Helene must contend with the tainted legacy of her dashing late husband Captain Alving, audience members are placed at the center of the story: You'll engage in scenes, explore the estate, and influence events.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-01-30 2016-01-30 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56967c82d79c5.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/31/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/31/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park Date: January 31, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-01-31 2016-01-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b155c53d54.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga with Awesome Asana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/31/yoga-with-awesome-asana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/31/yoga-with-awesome-asana Date: January 31, 2016

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:05 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-01-31 2016-01-31 1:00 pm 2:05 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569684beaa3fd.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Science Adventures: Snow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/31/science-adventures-snow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/31/science-adventures-snow Date: January 31, 2016

Learn more about how snow forms, then make a "cool" craft. Suitable for age 8 and up.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-01-31 2016-01-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/31/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/31/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: January 31, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-01-31 2016-01-31 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Poetry in the Parlors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/31/poetry-in-the-parlors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/31/poetry-in-the-parlors Date: January 31, 2016

BPMM teams up with Four Way Books to present three Sunday afternoon poetry readings in the double parlors. Two poets read at each event, with a brief musical interlude in-between, and a reception with a book signing afterwards. Gregory Pardlo, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in poetry, reads from Digest, his latest book, followed by the award-winning Reginald Dwayne Betts. Music by guitarist Dustin Carlson.

Registration is requested. Please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-01-31 2016-01-31 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a7da122a5a4.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/01/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/01/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: February 1, 2016

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

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

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-01 2016-02-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56952fc7a5bc1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/01/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/01/3-to-6-club Date: February 1, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-02-01 2016-02-01 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 2, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-02-02 2016-02-02 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/02/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/02/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: February 2, 2016

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

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

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-02 2016-02-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56952fc7a5bc1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: February 2, 2016

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

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

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-02-02 2016-02-02 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: February 2, 2016

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

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

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-02-02 2016-02-02 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: February 2, 2016

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

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

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-02-02 2016-02-02 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art: Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/02/le-petit-zen-artstill-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/02/le-petit-zen-artstill-life Date: February 2, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-02-02 2016-02-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/02/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/02/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: February 2, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-02-02 2016-02-02 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:28 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/02/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/02/3-to-6-club Date: February 2, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-02-02 2016-02-02 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/02/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: February 2, 2016

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

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

To RSVP for tour, please go to: on.nyc.gov/gracietour

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2016-02-02 2016-02-02 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bollywood Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/02/bollywood-dance-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/02/bollywood-dance-class Date: February 2, 2016

Learn about the history of Bollywood dance. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in a choreographed group dance session!

Space is limited and RSVP is required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-02-02 2016-02-02 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.74829864501953000, -74.00219726562500000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life in Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/02/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/02/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park Date: February 2, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.

All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-02-02 2016-02-02 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b159224df1.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/03/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/03/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: February 3, 2016

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

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

This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-03 2016-02-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56952fc7a5bc1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/03/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/03/3-to-6-club Date: February 3, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-02-03 2016-02-03 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-02-04 2016-02-04 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:36 EDT