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 08:42:18 GMT <![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 14, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[17th Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade and Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/17th-chinatown-lunar-new-year-parade-and-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/17th-chinatown-lunar-new-year-parade-and-festival Date: February 14, 2016

See this colorful parade make its way through Manhattan's Chinatown in celebration of the Year of the Monkey. Enjoy music and dance performanaces, and food vendors along the route.

The parade route starts at Mott Street and Hester Street and ends at Grand Street at Sara D. Roosevelt Park. For more information about the parade route, please visit Better Chinatown USA.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Mott Street and Hester Street,Grand Street (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 1:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.71787460000000000, -73.99713650000000000; 40.71803204741400000, -73.99303559644000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56bcafef546bd.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Amorous Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/amorous-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/amorous-animals Date: February 14, 2016

Join us for a presentation on the courtship ritual of animals, followed by a short walk (weather permitting).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 14, 2016

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a10f68d2217.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Chocolate & Wine Tasting: Treat Your Sweet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/chocolate-wine-tasting-treat-your-sweet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/chocolate-wine-tasting-treat-your-sweet Date: February 14, 2016

There are few foods people feel as passionate about as they do about chocolate. Martin Zang of John and Kira’s Chocolates, Philadelphia’s premier gourmet chocolate maker, hosts a delicious tasting adventure with a variety of chocolates and wines specially selected to complement each other. During the tasting, Zang reveals how fresh garden herbs and honey are used in the company's recipes and how the origin of the cocoa beans affects the taste of the finished chocolates. This innovative company is dedicated to creating world-class confections using ingredients from urban gardens and small family farms. A selection of the finest chocolates in the collection will also be available for purchase in The Shop.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa5f944c297.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: February 14, 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 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 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[Winter Chamber Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/winter-chamber-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/winter-chamber-music Date: February 14, 2016

The Rivertown String Quartet performs a wonderful one-hour program of romantic classical music, including pieces by Schubert, Beethoven, and Ginastera—perfect for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy refreshments at the opening of the Gilded Age Glamour exhibition after the concert.

Tickets may be purchased in advance online at bpmm.org or at the door. Registration is requested if purchasing at the door. To register, please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Gilded Age Glamour Exhibition Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/gilded-age-glamour-exhibition-opening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/gilded-age-glamour-exhibition-opening Date: February 14, 2016

Clothes tell stories, and the clothing in this exhibit tell the story of how the Bartow mansion of the 1850s became the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum of today. Featuring garments dating primarily to 1870–1900, this fashion exhibition reflects the continuing history of the mansion beyond the Bartow family. Curated by Sarah Pickman, Ph.D. student, Yale University, and Claire McRee, M.A., Bard Graduate Center, Curatorial Assistant at the Allentown Art Museum.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: February 15, 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 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 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[St. Mary's Recreation Center Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/st-marys-recreation-center-open-house-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/st-marys-recreation-center-open-house-event Date: February 15, 2016

St. Mary's Recreation Center will open its doors on Presidents' Day to Mott Haven and surrounding communities. Guests will have an opportunity to sample some of our exciting programs for children, teens, adults and seniors. You can enjoy a Shape Up NYC class, try out family swim, and spend some time in our cardio & weight fitness rooms. In addition to the open facilty, we will also offer a nutrition workshop, facility tours, giveaways, an opportunity to meet the managers, and much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.81079864501953000, -73.91470336914062000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: February 15, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564242ad5ee65.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Maps and Compasses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-brooklyn-maps-and-compasses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-brooklyn-maps-and-compasses Date: February 15, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

On this program, participants will learn how to use a compass and tips for reading maps. Putting these two skills together you will begin to navigate through the park and complete an orienteering adventure.

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 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8f63d4eed1.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Patterns in Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-bronx-patterns-in-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-bronx-patterns-in-nature Date: February 15, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Get your hiking shoes ready as we explore Van Cortlandt Park in search for geometry and patterns in nature. Become inspired to create your own environmental art.

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 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8f4bb183b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Creepy Insects and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-queens-creepy-insects-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-queens-creepy-insects-and-crafts Date: February 15, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but program is geared toward ages 12 and under.

Conquer your fears and curiosity surrounding insects. Learn about their amazing adaptations and be inspired to create invertebrate arts. All materials are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8f6fee1031.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Meet the Critters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-staten-island-meet-the-critters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-staten-island-meet-the-critters Date: February 15, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared towards ages 12 and under.

Come out to the Blue Heron Nature Center and meet the Center's education animals up close. Learn about the adaptations and behavior for many types of different animals, which you can find in NYC's parks.

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 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8f7fae814d.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Geology Rocks!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-manhattan-geology-rocks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/kids-week-manhattan-geology-rocks Date: February 15, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but program is geared toward ages 12 and under.

Geology is happening all around. Discover how we use rocks everyday and get a chance to explore large outcroppings and small pebbles up close.

This program will include indoor and outdoor exploration, weather permitting.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8f90002b97.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/15/3-to-6-club Date: February 15, 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 2016-02-15 2016-02-15 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/2016/02/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 16, 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 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: February 16, 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 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 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/2016/02/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: February 16, 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 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 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/2016/02/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: February 16, 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 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Snow Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/snow-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/snow-birds Date: February 16, 2016

Where do all the birds go during the winter? Learn about the journeys of our birds and play games related to our feathered friends.

Suitable for ages 7 and older.

Funding for this program is provided by New York City Council members.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-staten-island-nature-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-staten-island-nature-bingo Date: February 16, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Get your walking shoes on and let's explore Goodhue Park. This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe nature, while playing bingo at the same time.

Best of luck!!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Clinton Avenue and Prospect Avenue (in Goodhue Park)

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R169 Goodhue Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.63890075683594000, -74.09770202636719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8fa2046a80.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week: Winter Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-winter-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-winter-fun Date: February 16, 2016

Join us for fun activities such as Yuki ball, football, street hockey, Alley Pond Portable Adventure Course, field games, crafts, and fun activities with the Urban Park Rangers!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Zoo Picnic Area

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2016-02-16 2016-02-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74238497758800000, -73.84913265705100000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Walk and Talk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/winter-walk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/winter-walk-and-talk Date: February 16, 2016

It's Kids Week: Monday, February 15th to Friday, February 19th, so bring the kids to Conference House Park and enjoy a walk through the park's extensive natural areas including tall forest stands, young groves, open fields, pocket wetlands and coastal dunes.

This family-friendly educational walk and talk is designed to increase the appreciation and understanding of park's waterfront environment and is part of our Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology program.

Pre-registration is recommended. Meet at the Conference House Park Visitor Center.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b37e9f2a0ce.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Lunchtime Lecture - Black Gotham: The Otherside of Wall Street]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/lunchtime-lecture-black-gotham-the-otherside-of-wall-street http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/lunchtime-lecture-black-gotham-the-otherside-of-wall-street Date: February 16, 2016

Join artist Kamau Ware for a lunchtime lecture on the history behind his forthcoming graphic novel The Other Side of Wall Street, which is part of the visual storytelling project by Ware entitled Black Gotham Experience that celebrates the impact of the African diaspora on New York City.

Kamau Ware's work is on view in America: The Legacy of African American Public Service at the Arsenal Gallery through February 26. His new pieces in the show introduce a new character in the graphic novel Other Side of Wall Street – Domingo from Angola; husband of Catalina from Angola.

Bring your own bag lunch.

Event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56bb4ee2e9791.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Mid-Winter Recess Workshops: Celebrate Black History MonthGeorge Washington Carver Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/midwinter-recess-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/midwinter-recess-workshops Date: February 16, 2016

Students will follow in Dr. Carver’s steps, using plants to paint and to create a healing lotion to take home. Please register here.

Come an hour before (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) to learn about Queens Botanical Garden's new and upcoming gardening programs for kids and teens, and pick up a winter garden scavenger hunt.

For more details about the Mid-Winter Recess (February Break Series) at Queens Botanical Garden, please visit queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-02-16 2016-02-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/568ecfa758200.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Coastal Animal Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-bronx-coastal-animal-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-bronx-coastal-animal-exploration Date: February 16, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty, and discover the animals which live along the shores of Pelham Bay Park. Learn to recognize difference between invertebrates, fish, birds, and much more.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8fa8b8a1b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Shelter Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-brooklyn-shelter-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-brooklyn-shelter-building Date: February 16, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and shelter building. On this program you will learn how to use items found in nature to create survival situation shelters.

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 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8fbb4ec1b6.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Revolutionary History and Colonial Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-brooklyn-revolutionary-history-and-colonial-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-brooklyn-revolutionary-history-and-colonial-games Date: February 16, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. Experience history, wildlife, birds, bugs and more. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Today step back in time and play some colonial games. The history of Fort Greene Park provides the perfect backdrop as we experience what Colonial-era kids played during their free time.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8fb2407e75.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Reptiles and Amphibians]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-queens-reptiles-and-amphibians http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-queens-reptiles-and-amphibians Date: February 16, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but program is geared toward ages 12 and under.

How do turtles survive the winter? Discover the answer to this question while learning all about the reptiles you may find in NYC's parks.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8fc2837f11.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Hike Journal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-staten-island-nature-hike-journal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-staten-island-nature-hike-journal Date: February 16, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs.Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Get your walking shoes on and let's explore Blue Heron Park. This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe how wildlife and plants are thriving in the winter. Get inspired and collect your observations in your very own nature journal.

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 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8fd0b443df.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Armor Week Family Workshop: Armored Dwellings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/armor-week-family-workshop-armored-dwellings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/armor-week-family-workshop-armored-dwellings Date: February 16, 2016

Return to the days of lords, knights and princesses—and even dragons—as Wave Hill pays homage to former resident and scholar of arms and armor Bashford Dean. Spend one, two or three afternoons building, decorating and populating your own medieval castle. Today, get inspired by olden tales and Arthurian legends, then design your own medieval castle, or contribute to our collective town with fortresses, turrets and moats. Using natural and recycled materials, jewels and metallic paints, build and decorate your dwelling, then illuminate it with miniature LED lights.

Programs are geared to families with children between the ages of five and 10. Space is limited.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa601893fca.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: February 16, 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 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Reptiles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-manhattan-reptiles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/kids-week-manhattan-reptiles Date: February 16, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but program is geared toward ages 12 and under.

How do turtles survive the winter? Discover the answer to this question while learning all about the reptiles you may find in NYC's parks.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8fd835b066.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art: Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/le-petit-zen-artstill-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/le-petit-zen-artstill-life Date: February 16, 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 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: February 16, 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 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: February 16, 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 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a68fcc263c3.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 16, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:52 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/3-to-6-club Date: February 16, 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 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life in Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/16/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park Date: February 16, 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 2016-02-16 2016-02-16 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[Lunar New Year Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/lunar-new-year-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/lunar-new-year-celebration Date: February 17, 2016

Join us as we ring in the Lunar New Year with a day of performances, demonstrations, dancing and refreshments!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: February 17, 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 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 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[Upcycled Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/upcycled-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/upcycled-crafts Date: February 17, 2016

Reduce, reuse, and re-imagine everyday objects into an awesome craft. This program is suitable for children ages 7 years and older.

Funding for this program is provided by New York City Council members.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week: Winter Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-winter-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-winter-fun Date: February 17, 2016

Join us for fun activities such as Yuki ball, football, street hockey, Alley Pond Portable Adventure Course, field games, crafts, and fun activities with the Urban Park Rangers!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Zoo Picnic Area

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2016-02-17 2016-02-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74238497758800000, -73.84913265705100000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Nature Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-bronx-nature-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-bronx-nature-hike Date: February 17, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Get your walking shoes on and let's explore Crotona Park. This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe how wildlife and plants are thriving in the winter.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89340209960938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a8ff29002ba.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Native Americans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-queens-native-americans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-queens-native-americans Date: February 17, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but program is geared toward ages 12 and under.

Discover the culture and history of the true "native" New Yorker through fun games and activities.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a9003642858.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: All about Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-staten-island-all-about-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-staten-island-all-about-owls Date: February 17, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Winters in New York City are a great time of year to observe owls. Get ready to discover what owls eat, while dissecting owl pellets, and learn about the amazing adaptations and habits of these nocturnal birds.

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 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a900bfc8920.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Nature Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-brooklyn-nature-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-brooklyn-nature-games Date: February 17, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Come join us for fun nature themed games and activities. Participants will use materials from nature as they play along with the Rangers.

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 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ab8440211e3.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Mid-Winter Recess Workshops: Storytime & Craft for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/midwinter-recess-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/midwinter-recess-workshops Date: February 17, 2016

During the school break, join the Queens Botanical Garden for storytime and arts and crafts activities for kids.

Come an hour before (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) to learn about Queens Botanical Garden's new and upcoming gardening programs for kids and teens, and pick up a winter garden scavenger hunt.

For more information about this Mid-Recess Workshop series please visit queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-02-17 2016-02-17 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/568ecfa758200.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Armor Week Family Workshop: Stained-Glass Gems]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/armor-week-family-workshop-stainedglass-gems http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/armor-week-family-workshop-stainedglass-gems Date: February 17, 2016

Return to the days of lords, knights and princesses—and even dragons—as Wave Hill pays homage to former resident and scholar of arms and armor Bashford Dean. Spend one, two or three afternoons building, decorating and populating your own medieval castle. Today, design and create your own brilliant, multi-colored work of art that draws inspiration from the stained-glass rose windows of medieval times. Using foil tape and jewel-toned plastics and paints, build a beautiful sun-catcher or candle holder that will help your home feel a little like a medieval castle.

Programs are geared to families with children between the ages of five and 10. Space is limited.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa606a691a1.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Become a Conservation Ranger]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-manhattan-become-a-conservation-ranger http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-manhattan-become-a-conservation-ranger Date: February 17, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but program is geared toward ages 12 and under.

The natural world knows how to use only what it needs. Become an expert of the 3Rs—reduce, reuse, and recycle—through fun games and activities, and join the ranks of young conservationists in New York City.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a9025ce35d5.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Hike Journal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-staten-island-nature-hike-journal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/kids-week-staten-island-nature-hike-journal Date: February 17, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers FREE “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Get your walking shoes on and let's explore the Greenbelt. This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe how wildlife and plants are thriving in the winter. Get inspired and collect your observations in your very own nature journal.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a902e92838a.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/3-to-6-club Date: February 17, 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 2016-02-17 2016-02-17 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[The Pen and the Trowel: A Horticultural Lecture by Marta McDowell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/the-pen-and-the-trowel-a-horticultural-lecture-by-marta-mcdowell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/17/the-pen-and-the-trowel-a-horticultural-lecture-by-marta-mcdowell Date: February 17, 2016

An engaging lecturer on topics ranging from design history to plant combinations, garden writer Marta McDowell has for years been occupied with writers who garden, and whose horticultural interests have changed her own planting beds, as well as her bookshelves. Starting with Mark Twain, a former illustrious tenant of Wave Hill House, and connecting to authors ranging from Emerson to Harriet Beecher Stowe, McDowell will explore the writing-gardening connection in their gardens and her own.

This is the second of Wave Hill’s three 2016 Horticultural Lectures, a winter series hosted by the Friends of Horticulture Committee and devoted to the subject of garden design and the meaning of our interactions with plants and the natural world. They are held at the New York School of Interior Design.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: NY School of Interior Design

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2016-02-17 2016-02-17 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.76869964599609400, -73.96230316162110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa60c01e26e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 18, 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 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: February 18, 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 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 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: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: February 18, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564242ad5ee65.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week: Winter Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-winter-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-winter-fun Date: February 18, 2016

Join us for fun activities such as Yuki ball, football, street hockey, Alley Pond Portable Adventure Course, field games, crafts, and fun activities with the Urban Park Rangers!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Zoo Picnic Area

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2016-02-18 2016-02-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74238497758800000, -73.84913265705100000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:52 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Patterned Scarf-Knitting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults Date: February 18, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Mid-Winter Recess Workshops: NYC Compost Project - I Heart Worms for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/midwinter-recess-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/midwinter-recess-workshops Date: February 18, 2016

Make heart-shaped compost cookies for your plants. Please register here.

Come an hour before (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) to learn about Queens Botanical Garden's new and upcoming gardening programs for kids and teens, and pick up a winter garden scavenger hunt.

For more details on the Mid-Winter Recess Workshop seires please visit queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/568ecfa758200.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-bronx-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-bronx-birding Date: February 18, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Did you know cardinals live year round in New York City? Grab a pair of binoculars, or ask to borrow a pair, as we go in search of our feathered neighbors.

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 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a9037076155.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-brooklyn-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-brooklyn-birding Date: February 18, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Did you know cardinals live year round in NYC? Grab a pair of binoculars, or ask to borrow a pair, as we go in search of our feathered neighbors.

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 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a903f9b9534.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: All about Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-staten-island-all-about-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-staten-island-all-about-owls Date: February 18, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join Urban Park Rangers FREE “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Winters in New York City are a great time of year to observe owls. Get ready to discover what owls eat, while dissecting owl pellets, and learn about the amazing adaptations and habits of these nocturnal birds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a90495c91be.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-staten-island-puppet-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-staten-island-puppet-show Date: February 18, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Get set to hear and see Native American stories and myths come to life through simple puppetry storytelling.

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 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a905fd43207.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Campfire Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-brooklyn-campfire-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-brooklyn-campfire-activities Date: February 18, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Join us for campfire activities around a colonial hearth. Learn to about campfire safety and sing along to some fun campfire songs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ab848de4c4e.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Our Furry Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-queens-our-furry-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-queens-our-furry-friends Date: February 18, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Many unique mammals can be found in NYC parks. Get a chance to learn about their many adaptations, compare replica skulls, and feel real animal pelts.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ab84cdac7b4.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Armor Week Family Workshop: Entertaining the Court]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/armor-week-family-workshop-entertaining-the-court http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/armor-week-family-workshop-entertaining-the-court Date: February 18, 2016

Return to the days of lords, knights and princesses—and even dragons—as Wave Hill pays homage to former resident and scholar of arms and armor Bashford Dean. Spend one, two or three afternoons building, decorating and populating your own medieval castle. Today, inspired by medieval puppetry and stories, construct an animated puppet of a royal ruler, a joking jester or a troubadour. Outfit yours with garments and protective armor made from fabric, foil, sequins and natural materials. Then bring it to life in your medieval castle or in Wave Hill’s delightful puppet theater.

Programs are geared to families with children between the ages of five and 10. Space is limited.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa611d7fc29.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx African-American Experience: A Free Public Lecture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/the-bronx-african-american-experience-a-free-public-lecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/the-bronx-african-american-experience-a-free-public-lecture Date: February 18, 2016

African Americans have contributed greatly to the borough’s structural, cultural, and political history, and played a major role in its revitalization. Bronx Historical Society Educator Angel Hernandez will highlight the African American experience in The Bronx since colonial times with an illustrated presentation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 518-4444

Location: Hostos Community College

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2016-02-18 2016-02-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.81842883519200000, -73.92753242179000000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:00 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Tunisian Patterned Scarf-Making Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/crochet-beginners-class-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/crochet-beginners-class-adults Date: February 18, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Participants will create a Tunisian crocheted, striped Fibonacci inspired scarf; producing an interesting numerical sequencing pattern effect on the work.

Students bring own materials (#H Tunisian crochet hook, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning Tunisian crochet and working with two colors.

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 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-manhattan-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/kids-week-manhattan-birding Date: February 18, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Did you know cardinals live year round in New York City, and many bald eagles visit in the winter? Grab a pair of binoculars, or ask to borrow a pair, as we go in search of our feathered neighbors.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a906b609d7e.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/ed-center-open-hours Date: February 18, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:52 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/3-to-6-club Date: February 18, 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 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Raised Bed Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/greenthumb-workshop-raised-bed-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/greenthumb-workshop-raised-bed-design Date: February 18, 2016

Learn how to create a two tier triangle raised bed using the same supplies given by GreenThumb. These beds are smaller and primarily used in gardens where space is limited.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2016-02-18 2016-02-18 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy: How to Start or Join a Community Park Group (Brooklyn)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/partnerships-academy-how-to-start-or-join-a-community-park-group-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/18/partnerships-academy-how-to-start-or-join-a-community-park-group-brooklyn Date: February 18, 2016

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5349

Location: Dodge YMCA

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2016-02-18 2016-02-18 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.68966680000000000, -73.99154830000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/569554df60b32.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/exhibition-america-the-legacy-of-african-american-public-service Date: February 19, 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 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 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[Hoops for Peace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/hoops-for-peace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/hoops-for-peace Date: February 19, 2016

Join us for this exciting and positive basketball tournament. Teens and the NYPD Gang Unit will team up and play in this wonderful tournament promoting peace in the community. A photo ID or recreation center membership card is required for entry.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2016-02-19 2016-02-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.93479919433594000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 19, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 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[Kids Week: Winter Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-winter-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-winter-fun Date: February 19, 2016

Join us for fun activities such as Yuki ball, football, street hockey, Alley Pond Portable Adventure Course, field games, crafts, and fun activities with the Urban Park Rangers!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Zoo Picnic Area

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2016-02-19 2016-02-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74238497758800000, -73.84913265705100000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Park Art: Make your own Conference House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/family-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/family-arts-and-crafts Date: February 19, 2016

It's Kids Week: Monday, February 15th to Friday, February 19th, so bring the kids to Conference House Park and create your own mini version of the historic Conference House. Make your house stand out through drawing, painting and collage using a variety of mediums such as pencils, pastels, charcoal, and more!

Pre-registration is recommended. Meet at the Conference House Park Visitor Center.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b601a97ae32.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Orienteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-bronx-orienteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-bronx-orienteering Date: February 19, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

On this program, participants will learn how to use a compass and tips for reading maps. Putting these two skills together you will begin to navigate through the park and complete an orienteering adventure.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a907475c3d5.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Cordage and Knot Tying]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-brooklyn-cordage-and-knot-tying http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-brooklyn-cordage-and-knot-tying Date: February 19, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared toward ages 12 and under.

Bowline, square, and slips are just some of the knots you may learn how to tie. Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore and will show you tips and tricks to enhance your knowledge.

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 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a907fe6bba2.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Bingo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-staten-island-nature-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-staten-island-nature-bingo Date: February 19, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Get your walking shoes on and let's explore Blue Heron Park. This easy hike will give participants a chance to observe nature, while playing bingo at the same time.

Best of luck!!

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 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a908607bd1e.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Winter Wildlife Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-queens-winter-wildlife-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-queens-winter-wildlife-hike Date: February 19, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Get your hiking shoes on and let's explore the woods of Alley Pond Park. While searching for wildlife, learn all about their unique adaptations and how they survive the winter.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ab85352e2ba.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Animal Tracking Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-manhattan-animal-tracking-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-week-manhattan-animal-tracking-hike Date: February 19, 2016

The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free “Kids Week” programs. Immerse your kids, and yourself, in the natural world. All are welcome, but programs are geared for ages 12 and under.

Let's get outside and hike through the woods in search of wildlife. Looking for signs and tracks of animals is the best way to learn more about them, and maybe even observe them.

Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a90c4a2d938.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Art Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-art-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/kids-art-class Date: February 19, 2016

Learn drawing and painting techniques using multiple mediums.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 2:30 pm 3:45 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:37 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/3-to-6-club Date: February 19, 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 2016-02-19 2016-02-19 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Film Screening: Ghosts of Amistad, In the Footsteps of the Rebels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/film-screening-ghosts-of-amistad-in-the-footsteps-of-the-rebels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/19/film-screening-ghosts-of-amistad-in-the-footsteps-of-the-rebels Date: February 19, 2016

Join us as we explore the Amistad slave ship rebellion 177 years later with a screening of the documentary Ghosts of Amistad.

The film, based on Marcus Rediker's The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (Viking-Penguin, 2012) documents his journey to Sierra Leone in 2013 to recover historical accounts from the villages of those Africans who were forced onboard the Amistad vessel, and his encounter with the ruins of the slave trading factory Lomboko.

Following the screening, co-producers, Dr. Philip Misevich and Dr. Konrad Tuchscerer will lead a discussion. To reserve a seat, email programs@kingmanor.org or call (718) 206-0545 x 13.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning Black Box Theatre

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2016-02-19 2016-02-19 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.70400750000000000, -73.79843160000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/568bf4dfb802e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: February 20, 2016

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:08 EDT