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 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:38:22 GMT <![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Crazy for Composting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/nyc-compost-project-crazy-for-composting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/nyc-compost-project-crazy-for-composting Date: February 18, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8543

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2017-02-18 2017-02-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:44:54 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park Date: February 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/winter-tree-id-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/winter-tree-id-light Date: February 18, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866dafb1e8ee.jpg Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Great Backyard Bird Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/great-backyard-bird-count http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/great-backyard-bird-count Date: February 18, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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

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

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

Schedule of Activities

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0262

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

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

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

All ages welcome. Please bring bathing suits and caps.

Schedule of Activities

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0262

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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

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

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

Schedule of Activities

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0262

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-02-18 2017-02-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Staaten Shores Exhibit: A Photographic Journey of Our Maritime Boundary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary Date: February 18, 2017

This exhibit celebrates the signature feature: the waterfront. North, south, east and west, the waterfront surrounds, unifies, and creates Staten Island's unique sense of place. The exhibit has been extended through April 2, 2017.

Gallery Hours: Friday through Sunday from Noon to 4:00 p.m.

This exhibit is sponsored by CPG (Creative Photographers Guild), the Tottenville Historical Society, and NYC Parks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 596-7731

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5888fe3b1996f.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Owls and Pellets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/owls-and-pellets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/owls-and-pellets Date: February 18, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Tour Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/tour-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/tour-washington-square-park Date: February 18, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-02-18 2017-02-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.73130035400390600, -73.99819946289062000 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Pollinators Presentation with Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/heather-garden-pollinators-presentation-with-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/18/heather-garden-pollinators-presentation-with-leslie-day Date: February 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

Photo by Gabe Kirchheimer

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

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

This program is suitable for all ages.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: February 19, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: February 19, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: February 19, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Kindred Totem Poles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/family-art-project-kindred-totem-poles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/family-art-project-kindred-totem-poles Date: February 19, 2017

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

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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

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

Taught by Warrior Sisters Organization.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5880e98eeab22.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Staaten Shores Exhibit: A Photographic Journey of Our Maritime Boundary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary Date: February 19, 2017

This exhibit celebrates the signature feature: the waterfront. North, south, east and west, the waterfront surrounds, unifies, and creates Staten Island's unique sense of place. The exhibit has been extended through April 2, 2017.

Gallery Hours: Friday through Sunday from Noon to 4:00 p.m.

This exhibit is sponsored by CPG (Creative Photographers Guild), the Tottenville Historical Society, and NYC Parks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 596-7731

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5888fe3b1996f.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Plant Cordage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/natural-plant-cordage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/natural-plant-cordage Date: February 19, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Wildlife Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/winter-wildlife-animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/winter-wildlife-animal-tracking Date: February 19, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Concert: Canellakis-Brown Duo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/concert-canellakisbrown-duo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/19/concert-canellakisbrown-duo Date: February 19, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-19 2017-02-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5880e9f032d5b.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Corner]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-corner http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-corner Date: February 20, 2017

Join us for a week of fun activities including relay races, obstacle courses, ultimate frisbee, flag football, basketball, wii games, and more!

Activities for ages six to 15 will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Activities for ages 16 to 18 will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 276-8686

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 10:00 am 4:30 pm 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: February 20, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Balto's Winter Wonderland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/discovery-walks-for-families-baltos-winter-wonderland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/discovery-walks-for-families-baltos-winter-wonderland Date: February 20, 2017

What Central Park Secrets are revealed in the winter? With Central Park’s most famous canine resident leading the way, we’ll explore the Park’s wintery landscape to discover the answers! Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration.

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Ages 5+. Families only; maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5848795b3f357.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Recess Outdoor Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/winter-recess-outdoor-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/winter-recess-outdoor-sports Date: February 20, 2017

Celebrate winter recess with an afternoon of sports activities such as street hockey, football, and team building blocks!

For accessibility information, please contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov by February 17, 2017

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: 111th Street Parking Lot (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74219894409180000, -73.85050201416016000 Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park Date: February 20, 2017

Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists for the Great Backyard Bird Count, a nation-wide conservation effort established in 1900 and much more!

  • Discovery Pack, noon to 3:00 p.m., The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalist, 1:00 p.m., So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides. Participants can create a customized naturalist button.
  • Great Backyard Bird Count, 2:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in this fun, nation-wide Citizen Science project. Each checklist submitted helps researchers learn more about the health of birds and how to best protect them!
  • Animal Encounter, 3:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.

Coming in from the Cold
Monday through Friday, February 20 to 24, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us at the Lefferts Historic House and have fun with traditional toys and games.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584efc8fc4c69.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Balto's Winter Wonderland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/discovery-walks-for-families-baltos-winter-wonderland1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/discovery-walks-for-families-baltos-winter-wonderland1 Date: February 20, 2017

What Central Park Secrets are revealed in the winter? With Central Park’s most famous canine resident leading the way, we’ll explore the Park’s wintery landscape to discover the answers! Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration.

Pre-registration required as space is limited. Ages 5+. Families only; maximum of three children per parent or guardian; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in.

Terrain: Uneven, with hills, stairs, and wood-chipped trails; may not be suitable for strollers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584879d4964b3.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Orienteering for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-bronx-orienteering-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-bronx-orienteering-for-kids Date: February 20, 2017

The Urban Park Rangers will teach you how to navigate to hidden objects placed around the park using a map and compass.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Living with Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-staten-island-living-with-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-staten-island-living-with-deer Date: February 20, 2017

With the Urban Park Rangers we will look for, learn about, and discover the signs of white-tailed deer.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53540039062500000, -74.20829772949219000 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Find My Way - Maps and Compasses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-brooklyn-find-my-way-maps-and-compasses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-brooklyn-find-my-way-maps-and-compasses Date: February 20, 2017

Navigate your way through Marine Park. Learn how to use a map and compass for safe hiking, then try out your skills on an orienteering trail.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Ranger Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-queens-ranger-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-queens-ranger-games Date: February 20, 2017

Spend an afternoon of fun with the Urban Park Rangers playing and learning new and exciting nature games.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Geology]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-manhattan-geology http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/20/kids-week-manhattan-geology Date: February 20, 2017

From its ancient bedrock to fault zones that cut across the city to its geographic position at the edge of a glacier, the geologic history of the city can be found in its parks. Join the Urban Park Rangers for a look into how geology influenced the landscape and design of New York City's Central Park.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-20 2017-02-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: February 21, 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.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: The Rhythmic Art of Thread]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread Date: February 21, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586bca3851854.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Color of Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/color-of-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/color-of-comics-exhibition Date: February 21, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5891248988746.jpg Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paint it Up: Wine Bottles - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/paint-it-up-wine-bottlesadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/paint-it-up-wine-bottlesadults Date: February 21, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Sea Shore Winter Walk and Coastal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/seashore-winter-walk-and-coastal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/seashore-winter-walk-and-coastal-arts-and-crafts Date: February 21, 2017

Join the Conference House Park Director for a winter recess family-friendly winter beach walk and explore the wintry landscape while learning about the park’s natural ecosystems through hands-on exploration. After the beach walk, join us for an arts and crafts workshop at the historic H.H. Biddle House to make cool coastal-inspired creations to take home.

Please arrive at the visitor center 15 minutes before the start of the walk to allow time for check-in. (Severe weather cancels).

This is a free event.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please email john.kilcullen@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 227-1463.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fcb9af26b5.jpg Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Corner]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-corner http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-corner Date: February 21, 2017

Join us for a week of fun activities including relay races, obstacle courses, ultimate frisbee, flag football, basketball, wii games, and more!

Activities for ages six to 15 will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Activities for ages 16 to 18 will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 276-8686

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 10:00 am 4:30 pm 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: February 21, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/introduction-to-sign-languageadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/introduction-to-sign-languageadults Date: February 21, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Sew Much Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/sew-much-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/sew-much-fun Date: February 21, 2017

Learn basic hand sewing techniques by creating a stuffed animal.

This program is sutiable for adults and kids aged eight and older. Registration is required. To register, please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Recess Outdoor Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/winter-recess-outdoor-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/winter-recess-outdoor-sports Date: February 21, 2017

Celebrate winter recess with an afternoon of sports activities such as street hockey, soocer, and an obstacle course!

For accessibility information, contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov by February 17, 2017

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: 111th Street Parking Lot (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74219894409180000, -73.85050201416016000 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: February 21, 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.

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:44:53 EST
<![CDATA[Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park Date: February 21, 2017

Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists for the Great Backyard Bird Count, a nation-wide conservation effort established in 1900 and much more!

  • Discovery Pack, noon to 3:00 p.m., The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalist, 1:00 p.m., So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides. Participants can create a customized naturalist button.
  • Great Backyard Bird Count, 2:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in this fun, nation-wide Citizen Science project. Each checklist submitted helps researchers learn more about the health of birds and how to best protect them!
  • Animal Encounter, 3:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.

Coming in from the Cold
Monday through Friday, February 20 to 24, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us at the Lefferts Historic House and have fun with traditional toys and games.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584efc8fc4c69.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Free Winter Break STEAM Workshops! NYC SPARX Technology Program for Girls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/free-winter-break-steam-workshops-at-st-marys-nyc-sparx-technology-program-for-girls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/free-winter-break-steam-workshops-at-st-marys-nyc-sparx-technology-program-for-girls Date: February 21, 2017

SPARX is a technology education and mentoring program for teenage girls. Girls ages 12–17 can register for SPARX and participate in a fun six-part science, technology, engineering, arts, and math series. Participate in all six sessions during the winter break and receive a tote bag! Snacks provided!

  • Tuesday, Feb. 21: Session 1: Science, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Session 2: Technology, 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 22: Session 3: Engineering, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Session 4: Arts. 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 23; Session 5: Math, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Session 6: Open Project Day! 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Please register in advance.

For more information or accessibility questions, contact Laira Reid at (347) 394-4251 or laira.reid@parks.nyc.gov.

Can't make it to this week's wrokshops? Join us at our next session, starting February 27. Register here!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 394-4251

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a5f6a19504e.jpg Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Celebrate Black History Month: George Washington Carver Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/celebrate-black-history-monthgeorge-washington-carver-workshop1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/celebrate-black-history-monthgeorge-washington-carver-workshop1 Date: February 21, 2017

Called the “Wizard of Tuskegee”, Dr. George Washington Carver made significant contributions in the field of botany. Learn how plants played a very important role in his early life and later achievements. Students will follow in Dr. Carver’s steps, using plants to paint and to create a healing lotion to take home.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden Parking Garden

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2017-02-21 2017-02-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75189971923800000, -73.83029937744100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5854055de7403.JPG Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-bronx-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-bronx-nature-exploration Date: February 21, 2017

The natural world is the best playground in New York City. Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike through the wonders of Van Cortlandt Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866df4a9418b.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Tent Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-staten-island-animal-tracks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-staten-island-animal-tracks Date: February 21, 2017

Learn a simple and fun way to put up a tent, identify nearby wildlife, and get some tips on camping with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Broadway and Wayne Street (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.63807227694900000, -74.11781501770000000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Shelter Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-brooklyn-shelter-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-brooklyn-shelter-building Date: February 21, 2017

Learn tips and tricks from the Urban Park Rangers that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness?

Develop skills that will help you create a shelter from natural and man-made objects.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866e03c3b445.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Fort Greene History and Colonial Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-brooklyn-fort-greene-history-and-colonial-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-brooklyn-fort-greene-history-and-colonial-games Date: February 21, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Build a Bird Feeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-queens-build-a-birdfeeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-queens-build-a-birdfeeder Date: February 21, 2017

The Urban Park Rangers will assist and guide you while you enjoy building you own bird feeder.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Vacation Week Family Program: Winter Weather Tapestries]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/vacation-week-family-program-winter-weather-tapestries http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/vacation-week-family-program-winter-weather-tapestries Date: February 21, 2017

Spend one, two, or three vacation-week afternoons making wintry art together as a family. Winter snow softens the shapes of the outside world and adorns trees and buildings with delicate flakes and icicles.

Drawing inspiration from the shimmery winter weather, weave a tapestry of soft yarn, puffy snowball pompoms, and crystalline beads, and hang it from a found twig to evoke the textures of a snowy day.

This program is geared towards families with children between the ages of five and 10. Space is limited.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5880ea34c3ca9.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Reptiles and Amphibians]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-manhattan-reptiles-amphibians http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/kids-week-manhattan-reptiles-amphibians Date: February 21, 2017

Join our Urban Park Rangers to learn about the unique characteristics of reptiles and amphibians.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: February 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. With the help of the wheelchair basketball team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-02-21 2017-02-21 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: February 21, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa2edbf28e.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: February 21, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa30d88260.jpg Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/21/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: February 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. With the help of the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-02-21 2017-02-21 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: The Rhythmic Art of Thread]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread Date: February 22, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586bca3851854.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Color of Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/color-of-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/color-of-comics-exhibition Date: February 22, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5891248988746.jpg Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Steampunk Art: Upcycle Miniature Bottles - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/le-petit-steam-punk-art-upcycle-miniature-bottlesadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/le-petit-steam-punk-art-upcycle-miniature-bottlesadults Date: February 22, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[FDNY Mobile Academy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/fdny-mobile-academy-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/fdny-mobile-academy-event Date: February 22, 2017

Celebrate winter break with the FDNY for a day of fun activities, including CPAT equipment and hose drag, CPAT dummy drag, CPR training, forcible entry training, and more!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 276-8686

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 10:00 am 4:30 pm 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: February 22, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Animal Tracks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-staten-island-tent-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-staten-island-tent-building Date: February 22, 2017

Join our Urban Park Rangers on a walk through Conference House Park to discover and follow different footprints of animals and see where they lead us.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3543

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Science Adventures: Water Bottle Scientists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/science-adventures-water-bottle-scientists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/science-adventures-water-bottle-scientists Date: February 22, 2017

Join us for some useful reuse of refuse! So much science can be contained in an empty plastic bottle. Explore physics and ocean waves, tornadoes, clouds, and more, all with simple materials that are easy to source and inexpensive to replace.

This program is suitable for kids ages eight and older. Registration is required. To register, please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park Date: February 22, 2017

Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists for the Great Backyard Bird Count, a nation-wide conservation effort established in 1900 and much more!

  • Discovery Pack, noon to 3:00 p.m., The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalist, 1:00 p.m., So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides. Participants can create a customized naturalist button.
  • Great Backyard Bird Count, 2:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in this fun, nation-wide Citizen Science project. Each checklist submitted helps researchers learn more about the health of birds and how to best protect them!
  • Animal Encounter, 3:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.

Coming in from the Cold
Monday through Friday, February 20 to 24, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us at the Lefferts Historic House and have fun with traditional toys and games.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584efc8fc4c69.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Free Winter Break STEAM Workshops! NYC SPARX Technology Program for Girls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/free-winter-break-steam-workshops-at-st-marys-nyc-sparx-technology-program-for-girls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/free-winter-break-steam-workshops-at-st-marys-nyc-sparx-technology-program-for-girls Date: February 22, 2017

SPARX is a technology education and mentoring program for teenage girls. Girls ages 12–17 can register for SPARX and participate in a fun six-part science, technology, engineering, arts, and math series. Participate in all six sessions during the winter break and receive a tote bag! Snacks provided!

  • Tuesday, Feb. 21: Session 1: Science, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Session 2: Technology, 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 22: Session 3: Engineering, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Session 4: Arts. 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 23; Session 5: Math, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Session 6: Open Project Day! 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Please register in advance.

For more information or accessibility questions, contact Laira Reid at (347) 394-4251 or laira.reid@parks.nyc.gov.

Can't make it to this week's wrokshops? Join us at our next session, starting February 27. Register here!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 394-4251

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a5f6a19504e.jpg Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Storytime and Craft for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/storytime-craft-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/storytime-craft-for-families Date: February 22, 2017

Bring your little gardeners and nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing winter afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity. Recommended for ages 10 and younger.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-02-22 2017-02-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585402c63b130.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Birds of Prey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-bronx-birds-of-prey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-bronx-birds-of-prey Date: February 22, 2017

Red-tailed hawks are the dominant raptors in NYC. The Urban Park Rangers will show you a fantastic example of an active red-tail nest and discuss the life cycles and habits of these spectacular urban predators. Binoculars will be distributed to better view these majestic animals.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.83700180053700000, -73.89340209960900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fdaec430f2.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Nature Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-brooklyn-nature-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-brooklyn-nature-games Date: February 22, 2017

Bring the kids and enjoy the day with the Urban Park Rangers in Marine Park as we enjoy games inspired by nature.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60411903908000000, -73.93051835582000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fdbbbd51b4.JPG Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-queens-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-queens-nature-exploration Date: February 22, 2017

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a family-friendly, guided hike filled with learning activities. You never know what you may observe on these nature exploration hikes lead by the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587561aa0344e.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Vacation Week Family Program: Snowy, Felted Sculptures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/vacation-week-family-program-snowy-felted-sculptures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/vacation-week-family-program-snowy-felted-sculptures Date: February 22, 2017

Spend one, two, or three vacation-week afternoons making wintry art together as a family. Playing with snow is one of winter’s delights. Using an easy felting technique, build a snowy sculpture that can live with you all year. Sculpt a soft, wintry creature of your own imagining with fleecy fibers, warm water and soap. Then, add beads, baubles, and natural materials to embellish your cool creation.

This program is geared towards families with children between the ages of five and 10. Space is limited.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5880ead318842.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Trees and Winter Wildlife Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-manhattan-trees-winter-wildlife-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/kids-week-manhattan-trees-winter-wildlife-walk Date: February 22, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers for a winter walk looking for wildlife clues while identifying winter trees.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58756271c5fe1.JPG Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-to-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/recycletoartall-ages http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/recycletoartall-ages Date: February 22, 2017

Have fun creating cute items out of recycled materials. For ages 6 years - 12 years and parents.

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

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Art Inspired By...An African Artist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/art-inspired-byan-african-artist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/art-inspired-byan-african-artist Date: February 22, 2017

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques. The Art Inspired By series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop. This workshop will celebrate Black History Month with inspirational art techniques inspired by an African artist.

RSVP is required. For more information, please call (212) 397-3159.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586c005ba30db.JPG Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: February 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/22/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: February 22, 2017

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2017-02-22 2017-02-22 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: February 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.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: The Rhythmic Art of Thread]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread Date: February 23, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586bca3851854.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Color of Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/color-of-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/color-of-comics-exhibition Date: February 23, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5891248988746.jpg Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Corner]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-corner http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-corner Date: February 23, 2017

Join us for a week of fun activities, including relay races, obstacle courses, ultimate frisbee, flag football, basketball, wii games, and more!

Activities for ages six to 15 will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Activities for ages 16 to 18 will take place from 2:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 276-8686

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 10:00 am 4:30 pm 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: February 23, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 23, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Journals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/nature-journals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/nature-journals Date: February 23, 2017

Visit the Greenbelt Nature Center during Presidents Week and decorate your very own journal. We will be using paints, markers, and natural items to adorn the outside cover.

If the weather permits, we will take a short hike and learn how to take nature notes and drawings.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park Date: February 23, 2017

Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists for the Great Backyard Bird Count, a nation-wide conservation effort established in 1900 and much more!

  • Discovery Pack, noon to 3:00 p.m., The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalist, 1:00 p.m., So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides. Participants can create a customized naturalist button.
  • Great Backyard Bird Count, 2:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in this fun, nation-wide Citizen Science project. Each checklist submitted helps researchers learn more about the health of birds and how to best protect them!
  • Animal Encounter, 3:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.

Coming in from the Cold
Monday through Friday, February 20 to 24, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us at the Lefferts Historic House and have fun with traditional toys and games.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584efc8fc4c69.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Free Winter Break STEAM Workshops! NYC SPARX Technology Program for Girls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/free-winter-break-steam-workshops-at-st-marys-nyc-sparx-technology-program-for-girls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/free-winter-break-steam-workshops-at-st-marys-nyc-sparx-technology-program-for-girls Date: February 23, 2017

SPARX is a technology education and mentoring program for teenage girls. Girls ages 12–17 can register for SPARX and participate in a fun six-part science, technology, engineering, arts, and math series. Participate in all six sessions during the winter break and receive a tote bag! Snacks provided!

  • Tuesday, Feb. 21: Session 1: Science, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Session 2: Technology, 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 22: Session 3: Engineering, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Session 4: Arts. 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 23; Session 5: Math, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Session 6: Open Project Day! 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Please register in advance.

For more information or accessibility questions, contact Laira Reid at (347) 394-4251 or laira.reid@parks.nyc.gov.

Can't make it to this week's wrokshops? Join us at our next session, starting February 27. Register here!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 394-4251

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a5f6a19504e.jpg Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: I Heart Worms for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-i-heart-worms-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-i-heart-worms-for-families Date: February 23, 2017

Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts? This unique hands-on workshop introduces kids (ages 5 and up) to the life of indoor composting (red wiggler) worms. Make heart-shaped compost cookies for your plants; be prepared to get your hands dirty!

Purchase worm bin materials from us ($10 material fee), and we’ll help you set it up during the workshop.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-02-23 2017-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585403bfcbb6f.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Urban Forest Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-bronx-urban-forest-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-bronx-urban-forest-exploration Date: February 23, 2017

Pelham Bay is the largest park in New York City. Explore the areas where Native American settlements existed centuries before our great city existed. Walk through one of the most bio-diverse forests in NYC, including the majestic 450 year old "Granny Oak".

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587563e110df8.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-staten-island-nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-staten-island-nature-crafts Date: February 23, 2017

Create insects, animals, and pictures using natural materials that we find outside with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:14:51 EST