NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:23:42 GMT <![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: May 21, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Viewing: Horseshoe Crabs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/wildlife-viewing-horseshoe-crabs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/wildlife-viewing-horseshoe-crabs Date: May 21, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Plumb Beach Parking Lot

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2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58354531960800000, -73.92113113403300000 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Vertical Gardening 2: Pallet Planters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/vertical-gardening-2-pallet-planters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/vertical-gardening-2-pallet-planters Date: May 21, 2017

In this vertical gardening series you will learn how to transform recycled pallets into vertical gardening structures. Pallet planters provide a fantastic way to add green to walls and small spaces.

Please RSVP here.

Presented in partnership with Miguel Hernandez and Grow to Learn

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Hooper Street Garden

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2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70774830000000000, -73.95364490000000000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/basic-canoeing Date: May 21, 2017

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a manadatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is requied.

This basic canoeing program is great for all skill levels. First-come, first-served. The line to participate may be closed prior to 2 p.m. due to demand.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Harlem Meer (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.79731057762900000, -73.95351123809800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fd4c6ca43.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 21, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Revolutionary New York: Washington's Slow Retreat to Victory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/revolutionary-new-york-washingtons-slow-retreat-to-victory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/revolutionary-new-york-washingtons-slow-retreat-to-victory Date: May 21, 2017

Urban Park Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points in our city’s long history. Join the Urban Park Rangers in exploring this pivotal moment from the American Revolution.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Thu, 04 May 2017 15:14:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/seining Date: May 21, 2017

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.

Our experienced Urban Park Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Get ready to get your hands wet; seining programs use nets to catch fish.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Broad Channel American Ball Fields

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2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.59650039672851600, -73.82080078125000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fdd955a7e.JPG Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Blue Trail (South)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail-south http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail-south Date: May 21, 2017

Meet again at High Rock Park to continue our exploration of the blue trail. This hike will take us through Southwest LaTourette to the Greenbelt Nature Center. After a short rest at our Nature Center, we will travel back to High Rock via the red and yellow trails.

This will be an all-day, fast-paced hike lasting 3.5 to 4.5 hours depending on the size and pace of the group.

Bring snacks and water. Sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended. Suitable for intermediate hikers.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c8ad402ed09.png Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/sunday-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/sunday-tai-chi Date: May 21, 2017

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594ab8e9c9019.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 Date: May 21, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Boatbuilding of traditional Whitehall gigs: larger wooden rowboats for four rowers and a coxswain (captain).

We build and maintain these boats at our workshop on Pier 40. But we also row them throughout the summer twice a week.

The Village Community Boathouse also offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., from April 24 through November 15, 2017.

This event is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-05-21 2017-05-21 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f925bc084fa.png Tue, 23 May 2017 14:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/free-community-rowing-at-pier-40 Date: May 21, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).

The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary.

Please note: It is very important that you arrive between noon and 12:30 p.m., as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. In some cases, the Villiage Community Boathouse will have additional boats leaving at a later time but the chances to get out on a boat then are much slimmer. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

About Free Community Rowing
The Community Rows are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours.Most of these rows have mixed crews with those that have never been on the river before and some old hands. Visit the Village Community Boathouse's website for more information and photos!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-05-21 2017-05-21 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f9297a60298.JPG Mon, 22 May 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Traditions Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/traditions-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/traditions-festival Date: May 21, 2017

Join King Manor for the second annual Traditions Festival, where we will be showcasing artists, artisans, and performers demonstrating crafts from many different cultures from the 19th century and modern times.

See how New Yorkers made household goods 200 years ago and learn about how communities from all across Queens today bring their culture to our city.

There will be plenty of hands-on activities and fun for adults and children.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e7c392ab1cf.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Grady Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/grady-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/grady-family-day Date: May 21, 2017

Celebrate spring with NYC Parks and NYC Council Member Chaim Deutsch!

Bring the whole family to this delightful afternoon of games, arts and crafts, face painting, music, popcorn, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Grady Playground

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B275 Grady Playground 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58305316960000000, -73.96475343630000000 Tue, 16 May 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/free-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/free-walking-tour Date: May 21, 2017

The New York Landmarks Conservancy in partnership with the Queens Historical Society cordially invite you to come explore the rich art, architecture, and history found in Queens!

This free walking tour will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 21 at the Friends Meeting House. Then the tour will continue along Main Street towards St. George's Episcopal Church, with the final destination being the Free Synagogue of Flushing. Time permitting, the group will visit the historic Bowne Street Community Church.

This tour is presented in conjunction with the Landmarks Conservancy’s seventh annual Sacred Sites Open House on May 20 and 21. For more information about participating sites please visit sacredsitesopenhouse.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Friends Meeting House

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2017-05-21 2017-05-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.76299340000000000, -73.83032100000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591600c84a80b.jpg Mon, 15 May 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayak the Bay!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/kayak-the-bay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/kayak-the-bay Date: May 21, 2017

Join the Waterfront Alliance for a unique experience as you navigate your way through Little Bay to enjoy the scenic views.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Bay Area (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79083504895700000, -73.78331184387200000 Wed, 17 May 2017 11:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Skyline Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/its-my-park-at-skyline-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/its-my-park-at-skyline-playground Date: May 21, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths to help beautify our Skyline Playground! We will be helping with litter patrol and improving our gardening areas for the spring and summer.

We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: The Garden (in Skyline Playground)

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R123 Skyline Playground 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.63943562830000000, -74.08966360190000000 Wed, 03 May 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Jamaica Hills Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/jamaica-hills-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/jamaica-hills-family-day Date: May 21, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for a fun-filled afternoon of games, inflatables, crafts, a visit from the Nature Company, music, and more!

The event will be held at Highand Avenue and 165th Street.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Highland Avenue Entrance (in Captain Tilly Park)

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Q052 Captain Tilly Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.71096853338400000, -73.79788827896100000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Woodlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/science-in-the-park-woodlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/science-in-the-park-woodlands Date: May 21, 2017

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, free, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park. Topics include pond exploration, engineering, insects, and flight. This program is suitable for children ages 7 to 11.

There will be no program on Sunday, May 28 (Memorial Day Weekend) or Sunday, June 18 (Father's Day Weekend).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Tue, 16 May 2017 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Outcasts: Finding Her Voice, A Conversation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/outcasts-finding-her-voice-a-conversation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/outcasts-finding-her-voice-a-conversation Date: May 21, 2017

Guest co-curators and art historians Deborah Frizzell and Harry J. Weil lead a conversationwith artists Samira Abbassy, Scherezade Garcia, and Fay Ku who are exhibiting as part of Outcasts: Women in the Wilderness. The artists speak about how they use ancient and modern mythologies as a source to create artwork that explores hybrid alternatives to the social and cultural order.

Samira Abbassy’s self-portraiture and mixed-media sculptures explore cultural identity, knitting together disparate visual languages, conventions and myths drawn from Arab-Iranian, Persian, Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, and Buddhist traditions.

Interdisciplinary visual artist Scherezade Garcia addresses contemporary allegories of history and the processes of colonization and migration, which frequently evoke memories of faraway home and the hopes that accompany relocating in a new land.

Fay Ku layers her drawings with hybrid animal, human and vegetal forms, her archetypes comment on cultural identity and tradition through a delicate sense of line and a sensitivity to surface.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e529fab31cd.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball host by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: May 21, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at East River Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/its-my-park-at-east-river-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/its-my-park-at-east-river-park Date: May 21, 2017

Media education non-profit MIRA, the Lower East Side Ecology Center, and the East River Park Coalition invite you to explore the history, art, and culture of the Lower East Side at It's My Park cleanup event. Participants will also be invited to share their own stories about the Lower East Side and its many changes through the years!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park Labyrinth (in John V. Lindsay East River Park)

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M144 John V. Lindsay East River Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.71646997439700000, -73.97489762306200000 Wed, 03 May 2017 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 21, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Mon, 08 May 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Outcasts: Using Her Voice, A Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/outcasts-using-her-voice-a-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/outcasts-using-her-voice-a-performance Date: May 21, 2017

As part of Outcasts: Women in the Wilderness, the spring show in Wave Hill's Glyndor Gallery, spoken-word artists and poets perform on the grounds, bringing their voices into the open air. Their work aims to heal and empower by way of inclusiveness, resistance, and recovery from loss and trauma.

Artists Mahogany L. Browne, Natalie N. Caro, Caridad De La Luz, and Jess X will offer their own works, share works by kindred spirit poets and writers, or perform new works that respond to the artwork on view in the gallery. The artists were selected for their unique voices that draw on personal experience and cultural context, with a drive to communicate.

Bronx-based artist and curator Jane Gabriels serves as host for the program. As a champion of cultural production in the Bronx, Gabriels puts the works in context, providing a reference point for these powerful messages. With its strong Bronx focus the program showcases the creativity of our borough and beyond and introduces these visionary artists.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e52a6a12037.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Salon: Peter Van Agtmael]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/sunday-salon-peter-van-agtmael http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/sunday-salon-peter-van-agtmael Date: May 21, 2017

Get up close and personal with NYC’s great street photographers in this new series of talks led by the museum’s curator, Paul Moakley. Photographers will discuss their work, process, and hold an informal conversation about using the street as an open studio.

Magnum photographer Peter van Agtmael will discuss work from his latest book Buzzing at the Sill, a personal story about coming home from years of covering war in Iraq and Afghanistan and trying to understand his experiences and his country. The work is a stew of reflections on war, memory, militarism, identity, race, class, family, surrealism, and the landscape. $15/$12 museum members. Limited to 20 participants.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Retro Drive-In Cinema: The Sound of Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/nyc-parks-retro-drivein-cinema-the-sound-of-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/nyc-parks-retro-drivein-cinema-the-sound-of-music Date: May 21, 2017

Join NYC Parks for a free family drive-in movie!

Pack-up the kids in the car and join us in the Manhattan Beach parking lot as we screen this Rogers & Hammerstein classic. Based on the lives of the Von Trapp Family singers, this musical features Julie Andrews as Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey who becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home.

Know Before You Go
Gates open to the public at 7:45 p.m. Come early to get a good spot. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:15 pm

End time: 10:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Manhattan Beach Parking Lot (in Manhattan Beach Park)

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B251 Manhattan Beach Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 8:15 pm 10:15 pm 40.57759857177700000, -73.94450378418000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5912409e8ee2e.jpg Fri, 12 May 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/22/spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/22/spring-birding-tours Date: May 22, 2017

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-22 2017-05-22 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75482015790700000, -73.98410060310600000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Other Homes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/22/exhibition-other-homes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/22/exhibition-other-homes Date: May 22, 2017

Curated by Audra Lambert (Antecedent Projects), Other Homes is a group exhibition that considers the role of organic materials in contemporary art, specifically art that utilizes found objects and assemblage. Marina Andrij?i?-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Katya Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday and Nyugen Smith each consider the effects of natural environments on contemporary art. Their works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-22 2017-05-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa39f951bba.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/22/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/22/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: May 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-22 2017-05-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/22/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/22/bryant-park-language-classes Date: May 22, 2017

Bryant Park speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and French with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.

Please note: Pre-registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot. 20 student capacity per class. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered. We are able to accept drop-ins on the day of class if it is not full.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-22 2017-05-22 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Thu, 25 May 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sustaining Capitalism Business and Finance talk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/22/hsbc-business-finance-talk-with-joe-minarik-on-sustaining-capitalism http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/22/hsbc-business-finance-talk-with-joe-minarik-on-sustaining-capitalism Date: May 22, 2017

Join Bryant Park Corp. in a discussion of Sustaining Capitalism: Bipartisan Solutions to Restore Trust and Prosperity, a book by Joe Minarik, Senior Vice President, Committee for Economic Development.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-22 2017-05-22 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5900ed4567a92.jpg Thu, 18 May 2017 17:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn How to Play Lacrosse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/22/learn-to-play-lacrosse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/22/learn-to-play-lacrosse Date: May 22, 2017

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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2017-05-22 2017-05-22 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.57730102539062500, -74.10109710693360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: New York City Opera]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/22/bryant-park-presents-new-york-city-opera http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/22/bryant-park-presents-new-york-city-opera Date: May 22, 2017

Join Bryant Park Corp. in the park to see extraordinary performances produced by New York City Opera, including never-before-seen previews of upcoming productions.

Los Elementos excerpts.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-22 2017-05-22 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Tue, 09 May 2017 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/22/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/22/learntorow-2 Date: May 22, 2017

Learn-to-Row 2 picks up where Learn-to-Row 1 leaves off. Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges. The majority of the time will be spent increasing focus on working together, developing rhythm, and building power to move the boat as efficiently as possible. All classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

After completing Learn-to-Row 2, participants will have the opportunity to continue rowing with our Recreational Masters program!

The prerequisite for this course is our Learn-to-Row 1 program.

Questions about our 2017 Learn-To-Row 2 classes? Contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org for more information.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-05-22 2017-05-22 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c03fd5a5a97.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 23, 2017

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Other Homes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/exhibition-other-homes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/exhibition-other-homes Date: May 23, 2017

Curated by Audra Lambert (Antecedent Projects), Other Homes is a group exhibition that considers the role of organic materials in contemporary art, specifically art that utilizes found objects and assemblage. Marina Andrij?i?-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Katya Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday and Nyugen Smith each consider the effects of natural environments on contemporary art. Their works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa39f951bba.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Art Festival Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/youth-art-festival-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/youth-art-festival-exhibition Date: May 23, 2017

For the first time, Poe Park Visitor Center is highlighting artwork created by NYC Parks youth through an art festival. This three-week art festival will include a variety of artwork created, from September of 2016 through April of 2017, by children who attend NYC Parks youth programming at recreation centers throughout the five boroughs.

Artist and Recreation Specialist Laura Alvarez created monthly curriculums, which were implemented by the recreation team throughout the year. Each lesson plan was based on a famous artist’s work, allowing for cohesion in the exhibit, while also allowing the children to use various styles of art in their own work.

About Poe Park Visitor Center
The Poe Park Visitor Center, a gallery space in the Bronx, offers free dynamic arts and cultural programming from theatrical performances and
concerts to fitness classes and recreational activities. The center hosts rotating art exhibitions, and welcomes visual, literary, and performance
artists from around the city to present workshops to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 08 May 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/fitness-walk Date: May 23, 2017

Join us for a free self-guided walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately two miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint it Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/paint-it-up Date: May 23, 2017

Create a still-life painting on canvas to take home. This program is suitable for adults.

Paint It Up Program Schedule
May: Upcycle Decorative Painted Cans and Containers
June: Recycle Painted Rocks-painted nature on rocks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/bryant-park-yoga Date: May 23, 2017

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 14th season of outdoor yoga classes. Open to everyone of all ages and skill levels.

Class held on the upper terrace.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75339889526367000, -73.98269653320312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/591b41390267c.jpg Tue, 16 May 2017 14:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: May 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: May 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 23, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 23, 2017

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

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

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review 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 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 23, 2017

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

This tour is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e507ef4a078.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: May 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:25 EST
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/book-worms Date: May 23, 2017

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/kids-le-petit-art Date: May 23, 2017

Make your own miniature, personalized art for gift or to keep. This class is suitable for kids ages six to 12 years old.

Kids Le Petit Art Schedule
May: Painting Small Cans Upcycle Art
June: Create A Mini Book

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: May 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/art-in-action Date: May 23, 2017

Art in Action is a program where children will be given the opportunity to develop their creativity and personal expression through a variety of fun and educational arts and crafts projects.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816.6172.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Soccer Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/soccer-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/soccer-training-camp Date: May 23, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will be able to participate in a variety of physical exercises while learning the basic fundamentals of soccer.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d29b3e7ad1d.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/table-toppers Date: May 23, 2017

Children participate in a variety of table-top games and tournaments.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crab Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/horseshoe-crab-monitoring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/horseshoe-crab-monitoring Date: May 23, 2017

Join the Stewardship Team for an evening of horseshoe crab monitoring! Since 2013, NYC Parks has been monitoring horseshoe crab spawning activity along the restored sandy beach at Coney Island Creek. We'll be walking the beach to count the number of crabs present and tagging them to keep track of how many we've already seen as part of NYC Parks' ongoing effort to monitor their activity. This exciting work contributes to a long-term research study that is helping us to better understand and protect the horseshoe crabs that live in our urban waters. Come and take a closer look at our city’s valuable natural resources! Please come dressed in layers, clothes that can get dirty, and waterproof boots or sneakers, and bring your own water bottle. All volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: West 33rd Street and Bayview Avenue (in Kaiser Park)

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B129 Kaiser Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.58114800244900000, -74.00062374521900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590a43de78431.jpg Mon, 22 May 2017 14:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Rowing at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/community-rowing-at-pier-40-free-event Date: May 23, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains). The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary, and lifejackets will be provided. Please dress for cooler weather, and follow the Village Community Boathouse on social media for last minute schedule changes due to weather. You must arrive early (no later than 6:00 p.m.) in order to row. Rows last between 1 and 2 hours.

As temperatures on the water are generally cooler than on land, please dress accordingly, especially if you are not planning to actively row.

ITS IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU COME BEFORE EARLY. No later than 6 PM. WE PAIR OUR BOATS WITH COXSWAINS (1) AND ROWERS (4 for each boat) ) BY 6pm AND BOATS LEAVE RIGHT AFTER FOR THE EVENING ROW. Rows last usually between 1 and 2 hours.

About Free Community Rowing
The Community Rows are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours.Most of these rows have mixed crews with those that have never been on the river before and some old hands. Visit the Village Community Boathouse's website for more information and photos!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-05-23 2017-05-23 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f92dcb14593.jpg Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[3-on-3 Wheelchair Basketball Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/3on3-wheelchair-basketball-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/3on3-wheelchair-basketball-tournament Date: May 23, 2017

Join us for our first annual 3-on-3 wheelchair basketball tournament. The event will bring basketball players of all ages and abilities together for a fun and exciting event.

Space is limited. To RSVP or to get more information about this event, please contact Emanuel Diaz at (212) 754-5411.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by May 18.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-05-23 2017-05-23 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa58c98e353.png Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:14:51 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Presents Name that Tune]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/nyc-parks-presents-name-that-tune http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/nyc-parks-presents-name-that-tune Date: May 23, 2017

Join us as we celebrate Black Music Month in the Heights with an evening of music trivia. Snippets from songs of the '70s, '80s, and '90s will be played as individuals compete to "Name that Tune".

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by May 18.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-1514

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58efe58c5d65c.png Tue, 02 May 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Brooklyn Parks Connections]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/workshop-brooklyn-parks-connections http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/workshop-brooklyn-parks-connections Date: May 23, 2017

Do you want to find new ways to improve your Brooklyn neighborhood by caring for parks?

At Partnerships for Parks, we help people, organizations, and government work together to support NYC parks, gardens, trees, and other green spaces. At this workshop, you will meet other Brooklyn volunteers who support parks, and find out about resources that will help you reach your goals.

Topics will include:

  • Working together with the Borough President’s office and Brooklyn Parks officials to make our parks even greater.
  • How you and your neighbors can spruce up your park with an “It’s My Park” project
  • Ways to join together with neighbors who also care about your parks.

Meet staff members, and hear stories from experienced volunteers and community leaders.

Register here to join us!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Borough Hall

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2017-05-23 2017-05-23 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.69250106811523400, -73.99099731445312000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/yoga-in-the-park Date: May 23, 2017

Spend time breathing, stretching, and taking full advantage of the day at a Randall's Island yoga class. Bring your yoga mat and come tone your muscles while finding your inner peace. Ages 15 and older are welcome to attend.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Near the Sunken Meadow Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.79418631968900000, -73.91398096084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b59ca84d70b.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/learntorow-2 Date: May 23, 2017

Learn-to-Row 2 picks up where Learn-to-Row 1 leaves off. Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges. The majority of the time will be spent increasing focus on working together, developing rhythm, and building power to move the boat as efficiently as possible. All classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

After completing Learn-to-Row 2, participants will have the opportunity to continue rowing with our Recreational Masters program!

The prerequisite for this course is our Learn-to-Row 1 program.

Questions about our 2017 Learn-To-Row 2 classes? Contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org for more information.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-05-23 2017-05-23 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c03fd5a5a97.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit Date: May 23, 2017

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a series of exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive and continue fat burning after you’ve completed your workout.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Terrace at 108th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 6:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.80417773640200000, -73.97017335891700000 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: May 23, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-05-23 2017-05-23 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/bryant-park-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/bryant-park-poetry Date: May 23, 2017

Join Bryant Park Corp. in the park for an evening of poetry, featuring the following poets:

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5900eded30509.jpg Tue, 09 May 2017 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 23, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa2edbf28e.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: May 23, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa30d88260.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Exercise with Nancy Bruning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning Date: May 24, 2017

Join us for free fitness walks in Mornngside Park led by exercise consultant Nancy Bruning. The sessions will include a variety of exercises that use park features such as stairs, benches, and retaining walls to work every muscle group.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 318-8544

Location: 123rd Street Park House (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 6:00 am 7:00 am 40.80199813842800000, -73.95999908447300000 Mon, 22 May 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/bryant-park-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/bryant-park-boot-camp Date: May 24, 2017

Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp on the Fountain Terrace, on the Sixth Avenue side of the park. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back--and seeing results.

No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Other Homes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/exhibition-other-homes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/exhibition-other-homes Date: May 24, 2017

Curated by Audra Lambert (Antecedent Projects), Other Homes is a group exhibition that considers the role of organic materials in contemporary art, specifically art that utilizes found objects and assemblage. Marina Andrij?i?-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Katya Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday and Nyugen Smith each consider the effects of natural environments on contemporary art. Their works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa39f951bba.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Art Festival Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/youth-art-festival-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/youth-art-festival-exhibition Date: May 24, 2017

For the first time, Poe Park Visitor Center is highlighting artwork created by NYC Parks youth through an art festival. This three-week art festival will include a variety of artwork created, from September of 2016 through April of 2017, by children who attend NYC Parks youth programming at recreation centers throughout the five boroughs.

Artist and Recreation Specialist Laura Alvarez created monthly curriculums, which were implemented by the recreation team throughout the year. Each lesson plan was based on a famous artist’s work, allowing for cohesion in the exhibit, while also allowing the children to use various styles of art in their own work.

About Poe Park Visitor Center
The Poe Park Visitor Center, a gallery space in the Bronx, offers free dynamic arts and cultural programming from theatrical performances and
concerts to fitness classes and recreational activities. The center hosts rotating art exhibitions, and welcomes visual, literary, and performance
artists from around the city to present workshops to the public.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 08 May 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleet Week Watch Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/fleet-week-watch-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/fleet-week-watch-party Date: May 24, 2017

Watch the ships sail in, like Alice did. The parade of ships will be narrated by Maritime Historian Fred Rodriguez.

Free coffee and donuts will be served!

Ship arrival time is approximate.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc61cad8eac.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/le-petit-art Date: May 24, 2017

Adults will create miniature works of art (4"x6" to 2.5"x3.5"), from delicate miniature paper cuttings to vintage art and painted rocks, to display at home or give as a gift for a loved one.

Le Petit Art Schedule
May: Vintage ACEO Art
June: Painted Animal Rocks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/bryant-park-public-tours Date: May 24, 2017

Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today.

Our guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

Please arrive at the Fountain by 10:55 a.m. to check-in with the guide. The tour will depart promptly at 11 a.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 24, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/special-express-arts Date: May 24, 2017

This art workshop engages special needs adults through art for self expression.

Due to limited space, please call to schedule your group's visit. Groups are scheduled for every two weeks. Everyone should bring their own small, clean rocks, ready for painting.

Themes
May: Painting Cardboard Coaster
June: Painting on Rocks-Nature

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Superman Graphic Novel Panel with Scott Snyder and John Romita Jr.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/superman-graphic-novel-panel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/superman-graphic-novel-panel Date: May 24, 2017

Join the New York Times best-selling Batman creators as they discuss their latest graphic novel and the history of the Dark Knight.

All-Star Batman Vol. 1: My Own Worst Enemy

  • Scott Snyder, Comic Book Writer
  • John Romita, Jr., Comic Book Artist

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5900ee77293ea.jpg Fri, 05 May 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Jerry Constanzo and his Gotham City Swingers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/jerry-constanzo-and-his-gotham-city-swingers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/jerry-constanzo-and-his-gotham-city-swingers Date: May 24, 2017

Experience New York City's hippest little big band. Jerry and his swingin' pals will be performing music from the swing era to the "Rat Pack" stylings of the 1950s and '60s.

Sponsored by The Forest Park Trust, Inc.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 Mon, 01 May 2017 13:59:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Cardio Basketball Skills Challenge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/cardio-basketball-skills-challenge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/cardio-basketball-skills-challenge Date: May 24, 2017

Join us for a youth basketball challenge that will test your knowledge and skills. The challenge features an obstacle course with various timed skill stations including: three-point contest, dribbling, passing, and shooting.

For more information, please contact William Allison by phone at (212) 242-5418 or by email at William.Allison@parks.nyc.gov.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by May 18.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 2:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 Tue, 02 May 2017 18:30:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/book-worms Date: May 24, 2017

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/recycle-to-art Date: May 24, 2017

Create flower art using old newspaper. This program is suitable for kids ages six to 12 years old.

Recycle to Art Program Schedule
May: News Paper Flower Art
June: Popsicle Stick Puppets

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 Date: May 24, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Boatbuilding of traditional Whitehall gigs: larger wooden rowboats for four rowers and a coxswain (captain).

We build these boats at our workshop on Pier 40. But we also row them throughout the summer at least twice a week.

The Village Community Boathouse also offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 15, 2017.

This event is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-05-24 2017-05-24 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f96d23e8452.png Mon, 22 May 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/art-in-action Date: May 24, 2017

Art in Action is a program where children will be given the opportunity to develop their creativity and personal expression through a variety of fun and educational arts and crafts projects.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816.6172.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Mighty Milers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/mighty-milers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/mighty-milers Date: May 24, 2017

Children will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learning the basic fundamentals of running.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d29caf27a8e.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/table-toppers Date: May 24, 2017

Children participate in a variety of table-top games and tournaments.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Boro-Linc Staten Island: Telling Stories of Our Neighborhood and Borough (Unit 2)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/borolinc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/borolinc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-2 Date: May 24, 2017

Free arts workshops for the whole family! Songwriting, art-making, storytelling, poetry, movement and puppetry collide in this series of hands-on workshops for kids and adults alike.

Join Lincoln Center Boro-Linc’s Artist in Residence, Emma Alabaster, and special guest artists to learn about and share where we come from, where we live, and the futures we want to see. Come to meet your neighbors, connect with your family, inspire and be inspired by people of all ages. Most importantly, come to have fun!

Unit 2: Where Are We?
A creative telling of our neighborhoods and our borough through collage, soundscape, poetry and interviewing.

  • Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30pm – 7:30pm in Building P
    May 8th, May 10th, May 15th, May 17th, May 24th
  • Special performance event: Saturday, May 27th: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

No experience necessary. All workshops are FREE and open to the public. Dinner is provided free-of-charge.

We only have space for 25 participants, so sign up today! Participants are encouraged to commit to all dates in the unit.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.64189454909600000, -74.10201304660700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee69468622a.jpg Wed, 17 May 2017 17:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Boro-Linc Staten Island: Telling Stories of Our Neighborhood and Borough (Unit 2)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/borolinc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-21 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/borolinc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-21 Date: May 24, 2017

Enjoy free arts workshops for the whole family! Songwriting, art-making, storytelling, poetry, movement and puppetry collide in this series of hands-on workshops for kids and adults alike.

Join Lincoln Center Boro-Linc’s Artist in Residence, Emma Alabaster, and special guest artists to learn about and share where we come from, where we live, and the futures we want to see. Come to meet your neighbors, connect with your family, inspire and be inspired by people of all ages. Most importantly, come to have fun!

Unit 2: Where Are We?
A creative telling of our neighborhoods and our borough through collage, soundscape, poetry, and interviewing.

No experience necessary. All workshops are free and open to the public. Dinner is provided free of charge.

Registration
We only have space for 25 participants, so sign up today! Participants are encouraged to commit to all dates in the unit. Please register here.There will be a special performance event on May 27.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.64189454909600000, -74.10201304660700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee69468622a.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: Dance Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/bryant-park-presents-dance-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/bryant-park-presents-dance-party Date: May 24, 2017

Dance Party, hosted and produced by Bryant Park Presents and Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences each Wednesday evening. All ages are welcome to explore a different dance genre each week, including swing, tango, salsa, bachata and more.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Urban Field Station Discussion: Parks and People]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/nyc-urban-field-station-discussion-parks-and-people http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/nyc-urban-field-station-discussion-parks-and-people Date: May 24, 2017

Adam Stoltman, NYC Urban Field Station artist-in-residence, photographer, and former staff editor at the New York Times, will present and speak about his 18 month long photography project: Parks & People.

New York City’s public park system is one of the most diverse and complex urban places in the world, occupying nearly 30,000 acres and serving over 8 million residents and visitors. Within this landscape there are thousands of natural areas, places where nature is being restored to serve an extremely diverse series of communities and constituencies across the five boroughs. These areas are as much social places as they are natural spaces, and it is this interplay that Adam seeks to make visible through this photographic work.

Adam will be joined in conversation by US Forest Service Research Social Scientists, Lindsay Campbell and Erika Svendsen and Bram Gunther, co-director of the New York City Urban Field Station and co-founder of the Natural Areas Conservancy. The discussion will be framed around themes of
democratic and secular sacred space within a time of urban ecological restoration. The discussants will offer reflections on different aspects of the urban parks movement inspired by the imagery and relate Adam’s project to a city-wide effort to assess the social and ecological value of New York City’s natural areas.

Introduction by: Ruth A. Rae, NYC Parks
Presentation by: Adam Stoltman
Discussants: Lindsay Campbell, USForest Service // Erika
Svendsen, USForest Service //Bram Gunther, NYC Parks and NAC

Please contact Ruth Rae for questions about venue accessibility at ruth.rae@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cornell University Art Architecture & Planning

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2017-05-24 2017-05-24 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.70544230000000000, -74.01288820000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590ce3036f2ad.PNG Wed, 17 May 2017 17:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Performance: Tamar Ettun and the Moving CompanyPremiere PINK]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/performance-tamar-ettun-and-the-moving-companypremiere-pink http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/performance-tamar-ettun-and-the-moving-companypremiere-pink Date: May 24, 2017

Mauve Bird with Yellow Teeth Red Feathers Green Feet and a Rose Belly: Part PINK
Co-hosted by Naomi Lev and Tora Lopez; Presented by The Battery Conservancy

Part PINK is a multidisciplinary performance consisting of vast colored inflatables, objects, dance, and story telling to create immersive psychological landscape commenting on aggression. Using personal and collective narratives of aggression as tools for empowerment and social change The Moving Company will activate The Battery as a communal pictorial playground. This is the third part of TMC’s Mauve Bird teratology; each part is based on a color/emotion.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bosque Fountain (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70280200307700000, -74.01664930720100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910db2b3fae8.jpg Mon, 08 May 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Inspired By... Keith Haring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/art-inspired-by-keith-haring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/art-inspired-by-keith-haring Date: May 24, 2017

Join us to create your own masterpiece inspired by the artwork by well-known American graffiti and pop-artist Keith Haring. Our "Art Inspired By" series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.

RSVP is required. Please call (212) 397-3159.

For more information regarding accessibility, please call (212) 360-1430 or email accessibility@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e6a3805dda6.jpg Tue, 23 May 2017 11:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: May 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Direct Sow and Transplant Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/direct-sow-transplant-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/direct-sow-transplant-workshop Date: May 24, 2017

Want to grow more food in less space? Tired of struggling and/or stunted transplants? Join Bronx Green-Up/The New York Botanical Garden and GreenThumb this spring to learn how to transplant and seed crops fast and easy as we demonstrate “Production Style” transplanting and seeding in the Bronx.

This workshop will focus on the prep, seeding, transplanting, and care of your plants to maximize production. Vegetable seeds will be available to participants to be used in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces while supplies last.

Pre-registration is required. To register, email bronxgreenup@nybg.org or call (718) 817-8026

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: 138th Street Community Garden

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2017-05-24 2017-05-24 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.80583040000000000, -73.91514160000000000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/learntorow-2 Date: May 24, 2017

Learn-to-Row 2 picks up where Learn-to-Row 1 leaves off. Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges. The majority of the time will be spent increasing focus on working together, developing rhythm, and building power to move the boat as efficiently as possible. All classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

After completing Learn-to-Row 2, participants will have the opportunity to continue rowing with our Recreational Masters program!

The prerequisite for this course is our Learn-to-Row 1 program.

Questions about our 2017 Learn-To-Row 2 classes? Contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org for more information.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-05-24 2017-05-24 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c03fd5a5a97.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance Fitness in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/dance-fitness-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/dance-fitness-in-the-park Date: May 24, 2017

Dance Fitness is the perfect way to have fun while getting an amazing work out! These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air. Follow certified instructors from Sweet Water Dance & Yoga for a fun, high-energy workout along the park’s shoreline!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78202599271400000, -73.92982745170600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a1b119975.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Other Homes: Performance by Katya Grokhovksy and Nyugen Smith]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/performance-by-katya-grokhovksy-and-nyugen-smith http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/performance-by-katya-grokhovksy-and-nyugen-smith Date: May 24, 2017

Join us for a performance by artists Katya Grokhovsky and Nyugen Smith at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park!

Katya Grokhovsky and Nyugen Smith are two of the five artists participating in the group exhibition Other Homes at the Arsenal Gallery. Both interdisciplinary artists will present 15- to 20-minute immersive performances around themes explored in the show.

Curated by Audra Lambert (Antecedent Projects), Other Homes considers the role of organic materials in contemporary art, specifically art that utilizes found objects and assemblage. Marina Andrijcic-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday, and Nygugen Smith each consider the effects of natural environments on contemporary art. Their works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks.

The exhibit will be on view at the Arsenal Gallery from May 4 through June 15, 2017 on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa3fb978883.jpg Thu, 04 May 2017 15:14:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/zumba Date: May 24, 2017

Join us in the park for Zumba, a cardio dance session that combines high-energy, motivating international music with unique moves.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Mon, 15 May 2017 12:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Queens Parks Connections]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/workshop-queens-parks-connections http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/workshop-queens-parks-connections Date: May 24, 2017

Do you want to find new ways to improve your Queens neighborhood by caring for parks?

At Partnerships for Parks, we help people, organizations, and government work together to support NYC parks, gardens, trees, and other green spaces. At this workshop, you will meet other Queens volunteers who support parks, and find out about resources that will help you reach your goals.

Topics will include:

  • Who you need to know in Queens Parks
  • How you and your neighbors can spruce up your park with an “It’s My Park” project
  • Ways to join together with neighbors who also care about your parks.

Meet staff members, and hear stories from experienced volunteers and community leaders.

Register here to join us!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Overlook Building Conference Room

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2017-05-24 2017-05-24 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.71071100000000000, -73.83554940000000000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga In The Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/yoga-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/yoga-in-the-garden Date: May 24, 2017

Join free yoga classes in the garden every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., from May 17 through September 6, 2017.

The classes are taught by a certified yoga instructor.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 453-9490 ext. 302

Location: Kosciuszko Garden Learning Center

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2017-05-24 2017-05-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69220359545200000, -73.93924607605700000 Wed, 03 May 2017 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: May 24, 2017

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Kubo and the Two Strings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/movies-under-the-stars-kubo-and-the-two-strings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/movies-under-the-stars-kubo-and-the-two-strings Date: May 24, 2017

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

A young Japanese boy embarks on a journey to learn the truth about his missing father. Along the way, he battles the vengeful Moon King and two evil twin sisters with his shamisen, a magical stringed instrument.

Know Before You Go:

You should arrive by 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Happy Warrior Playground

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M229 Happy Warrior Playground 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 8:30 pm 11:30 pm 40.79542243190000000, -73.96853286990000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5903ad78d2e4b.JPG Thu, 04 May 2017 16:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 25, 2017

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-25 2017-05-25 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT