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 Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:05:07 GMT <![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Multipurpose Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/26/trail-of-the-month-multipurpose-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/26/trail-of-the-month-multipurpose-trail Date: March 26, 2017

We will hike a portion of the trail along Forest Hill Road before returning to the Nature Center. This is a fast-paced, three- to four-mile hike.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-26 2017-03-26 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/26/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/26/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: March 26, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-03-26 2017-03-26 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Staaten Shores Exhibit: A Photographic Journey of Our Maritime Boundary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/26/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/26/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary Date: March 26, 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 2017-03-26 2017-03-26 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[Youth Wheelchair Basketball host by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/26/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/26/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: March 26, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-03-26 2017-03-26 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/26/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/26/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: March 26, 2017

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

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-03-26 2017-03-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a5ed3c1da8a.jpg Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/26/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/26/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: March 26, 2017

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-26 2017-03-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Film Screening: Saving Jamaica Bay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/26/saving-jamaica-bay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/26/saving-jamaica-bay Date: March 26, 2017

Please join us March 26 for a film screening presented by author/filmmaker and environmentalist Dan Hendrick. "Saving Jamaica Bay" tells the story of how one community fought government inaction and overcame Hurricane Sandy to clean up and restore the largest open space in New York City.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-03-26 2017-03-26 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c98e52ef375.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[DNA of Water: Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/26/dna-of-water-opening-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/26/dna-of-water-opening-reception Date: March 26, 2017

The DNA of Water exhibition considers how water has traditionally and simultaneously functioned as border, passageway, and gateway. Using Thomas More’s 1516 book Utopia as a jumping off point, curator Sasha Dees invites audiences to ask the questions: How do we as a people relate to our history, our present, and future? Are we willing to question history and adapt in the present? Are we willing and able to continuously make the needed changes and reform ourselves to be equipped for the future?

The exhibit will be on view from March 26 through September 3, 2017 on Wednesdays through Sundays from 10;00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Curated by Sasha Dees, featuring the work of Deborah Jack, Petri Saarikko, Sasha Huber and Simone Bennett.

This project is in part made possible by: Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland & VISEK (for Sasha Huber & Petri Saarikko), Mondriaan Foundation (for the work by Simone Bennett).

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3504

Location: Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C) (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-03-26 2017-03-26 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1b97bc43e9.jpg Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[New York City's Oldest Standing Bridge: History of the High Bridge and the Croton Waterworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/26/the-story-of-high-bridge-and-the-croton-aqueduct http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/26/the-story-of-high-bridge-and-the-croton-aqueduct Date: March 26, 2017

Join the Fort Tryon Park Trust, Yeshiva University, NYC Parks, and the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct to learn what went into the making of the historic High Bridge, NYC's oldest standing bridge, and how it transformed New York City.

Robert Kornfeld, historian and preservation architect, will present on the making of the High Bridge and the Croton Aqueduct system, an engineering marvel listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Bob also serves as the Vice President of the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct and has lectured at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture and the New York State Society of Professional Engineers

RSVP is required. Please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Yeshiva University- Belfer Hall

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2017-03-26 2017-03-26 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.84951780000000000, -73.92924360000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b84832d070c.jpg Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/27/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/27/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: March 27, 2017

With a hint of dark humor, Zane York transforms traditional floral still lives and familiar scenes into unexpected compositions in Nature Morte. Clusters of insects morph into floral arrangements, and cats in the clutches of pigeons rise to the heavens. Executed in the style and skill of famed Dutch masters, York reminds us of the mortality, transience, and vulnerability of all living things.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-27 2017-03-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cae3f380c5.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/27/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/27/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: March 27, 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 2017-03-27 2017-03-27 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 27, 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 2017-03-27 2017-03-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Learn How to Play Lacrosse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/27/learn-to-play-lacrosse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/27/learn-to-play-lacrosse Date: March 27, 2017

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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2017-03-27 2017-03-27 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.57730102539062500, -74.10109710693360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-03-28 2017-03-28 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: March 28, 2017

With a hint of dark humor, Zane York transforms traditional floral still lives and familiar scenes into unexpected compositions in Nature Morte. Clusters of insects morph into floral arrangements, and cats in the clutches of pigeons rise to the heavens. Executed in the style and skill of famed Dutch masters, York reminds us of the mortality, transience, and vulnerability of all living things.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-28 2017-03-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cae3f380c5.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity1 Date: March 28, 2017

Visit Poe Park Visitor Center for our new exhibit City Birds by Elana Amity. The exhibit will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Tuedays through Saturdays from March 4 through March 29. There will be an opening reception with a Q&A session on Saturday, March 11.

About City Birds
Raised in the Bronx, Elana Amity visited Poe Park numerous times. As a young child she roamed in and around the cottage, and as a teenager she and her friends danced while a band played in the gazebo. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" was brought to life by her father who loved reciting poetry. Ironically, Poe completed his final revision of "The Raven" while living on 85 Amity Street, now West Third Street, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Amity’s current work includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills. Her birch bark paintings reflect images and textures found in natural settings. Her illustrated poems include the works of Wallace Steven, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Wilfred Owen.

Artist Bio
New York City artist, Elana Amity, began her career as a teacher and freelance illustrator. She served on the board of the Society of Illustrators for many years. In 1984 she joined the faculty of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2010 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments oflife in cities, nature and beyond. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces at home and abroad.

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 18: Artist Tour and Workshop
  • March 25: Elana Amity Book Presentation: The Raven
  • Angel Hernandez from The Bronx County Historical Society Lecture: Poe and The Raven

Admission to the related events, including the opening reception, is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Cardinal with Sparrows, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas - www.elanaamity.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-28 2017-03-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: March 28, 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 2017-03-28 2017-03-28 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint it Up: Wine Bottles - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/paint-it-up-wine-bottlesadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/paint-it-up-wine-bottlesadults Date: March 28, 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 2017-03-28 2017-03-28 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: March 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-03-28 2017-03-28 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: March 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-03-28 2017-03-28 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 28, 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 2017-03-28 2017-03-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/introduction-to-sign-languageadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/introduction-to-sign-languageadults Date: March 28, 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 2017-03-28 2017-03-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: March 28, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-03-28 2017-03-28 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: March 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-03-28 2017-03-28 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:25 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: March 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-03-28 2017-03-28 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[NY Knicks Basketball in the Boroughs Clinic: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/ny-knicks-basketball-in-the-boroughs-clinic-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/ny-knicks-basketball-in-the-boroughs-clinic-bronx Date: March 28, 2017

This clinic will provide boys and girls ages 6-14 with a structured basketball learning experience that focuses on improving basketball skills while emphasizing offense, defense, shooting and game fundamentals.

To register click here.

Join us on Tuesday April 25th for the New York Knicks Basketball in the Boroughs event presented by Chase at West Bronx Recreation Center.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3300

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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2017-03-28 2017-03-28 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.84400970460800000, -73.91892904232800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c81a4e71d5b.jpg Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Getting Money For Your Green Space: How to Partner with Elected Officials to Fund Park Projects]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/getting-money-for-your-green-space-how-to-partner-with-elected-officials-to-fund-park-projects http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/getting-money-for-your-green-space-how-to-partner-with-elected-officials-to-fund-park-projects Date: March 28, 2017

A significant portion of NYC Parks’ Capital budget is provided by Council Members and Borough Presidents who allocate funding towards park improvement projects. There are many ways to partner with your local elected officials to encourage them to fund park projects in your community.

  • Discretionary Capital Funding: A block of funding which elected officials allocate each year to improve parks, libraries, schools and other City properties.
  • Participatory Budgeting: A democratic process which engages community members to directly decide how to allocate discretionary capital funds in some City Council districts.
  • Parks Equity Initiative: An opportunity for parks groups and non-profits to earn small City Council grants to strengthen their outreach and mission.

Come to this session to learn about how you can bring funding to your park. We’ll share everything you need to know about timelines and eligibility. You will also have the opportunity to hear directly from a park group that has been successful in raising funds from elected officials for a park in their district.

Speakers

  • Kate Spellman, Chief of Community Outreach and Partnership Development, NYC Parks
  • Steven Kirby, Government Relations, NYC Parks
  • Emily Walker, Director of Outreach, NY4P, and Citywide Steering Committee for PBNYC
  • Marlene Pantin, Red Hook Conservancy

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-28 2017-03-28 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.76760101318400000, -73.97129821777300000 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: March 28, 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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2017-03-28 2017-03-28 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/2017/03/28/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: March 28, 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 2017-03-28 2017-03-28 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa2edbf28e.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: March 28, 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 2017-03-28 2017-03-28 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa30d88260.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights - Exploring Jupiter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights-exploring-jupiter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights-exploring-jupiter Date: March 28, 2017

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system, able to fit about 1000 Earths inside of it. The planet is majestic, with fascinating atmospheric systems we’ve managed to analyze and capture beautiful photographs of. But the majesty doesn’t stop there. With over 60 moons, the Jovian system is possibly the most diverse in our entire solar system. From explosive volcanoes to icy mountains, come learn more about Jupiter and the beautiful diversity that surrounds it.

Come hear all about Jupiter in this illustrated talk by former intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab at CALTECH, Jaclyn Avidon.

Lecture followed by skygazing (weather permitting). Feel free to bring your own telescope or binoculars and set them up next to the experts!

Please RSVP on Eventbrite to reserve your seat.

Please call (212) 360-1430 or email accessibility@parks.nyc.gov by March 7, 2017 for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2017-03-28 2017-03-28 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/588a4a89efd27.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/28/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: March 28, 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 2017-03-28 2017-03-28 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: March 29, 2017

With a hint of dark humor, Zane York transforms traditional floral still lives and familiar scenes into unexpected compositions in Nature Morte. Clusters of insects morph into floral arrangements, and cats in the clutches of pigeons rise to the heavens. Executed in the style and skill of famed Dutch masters, York reminds us of the mortality, transience, and vulnerability of all living things.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-29 2017-03-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cae3f380c5.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity1 Date: March 29, 2017

Visit Poe Park Visitor Center for our new exhibit City Birds by Elana Amity. The exhibit will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Tuedays through Saturdays from March 4 through March 29. There will be an opening reception with a Q&A session on Saturday, March 11.

About City Birds
Raised in the Bronx, Elana Amity visited Poe Park numerous times. As a young child she roamed in and around the cottage, and as a teenager she and her friends danced while a band played in the gazebo. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" was brought to life by her father who loved reciting poetry. Ironically, Poe completed his final revision of "The Raven" while living on 85 Amity Street, now West Third Street, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Amity’s current work includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills. Her birch bark paintings reflect images and textures found in natural settings. Her illustrated poems include the works of Wallace Steven, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Wilfred Owen.

Artist Bio
New York City artist, Elana Amity, began her career as a teacher and freelance illustrator. She served on the board of the Society of Illustrators for many years. In 1984 she joined the faculty of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2010 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments oflife in cities, nature and beyond. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces at home and abroad.

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 18: Artist Tour and Workshop
  • March 25: Elana Amity Book Presentation: The Raven
  • Angel Hernandez from The Bronx County Historical Society Lecture: Poe and The Raven

Admission to the related events, including the opening reception, is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Cardinal with Sparrows, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas - www.elanaamity.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-29 2017-03-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: March 29, 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 2017-03-29 2017-03-29 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Steampunk Art: Upcycle Miniature Bottles - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/le-petit-steam-punk-art-upcycle-miniature-bottlesadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/le-petit-steam-punk-art-upcycle-miniature-bottlesadults Date: March 29, 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 2017-03-29 2017-03-29 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: March 29, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-29 2017-03-29 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: March 29, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-03-29 2017-03-29 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/special-express-arts Date: March 29, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-29 2017-03-29 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-to-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/recycletoartall-ages http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/recycletoartall-ages Date: March 29, 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 2017-03-29 2017-03-29 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: March 29, 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 2017-03-29 2017-03-29 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Family Science Night, Part II: A Mixed Bag of Science!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/family-science-night-part-ii-a-mixed-bag-of-science http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/family-science-night-part-ii-a-mixed-bag-of-science Date: March 29, 2017

Bring the entire family to the Greenbelt Nature Center for a hands-on science experience. Tonight’s activities will explore some physical properties such as air pressure, flight, and magnetism. Get creative and use household items to engineer bridges! This free program is sponsored by Greener NY.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-29 2017-03-29 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/29/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: March 29, 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 2017-03-29 2017-03-29 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/2017/03/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-03-30 2017-03-30 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: March 30, 2017

Visit Poe Park Visitor Center for our new exhibit City Birds by Elana Amity. The exhibit will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Tuedays through Saturdays from March 4 through March 29. There will be an opening reception with a Q&A session on Saturday, March 11.

About City Birds
Raised in the Bronx, Elana Amity visited Poe Park numerous times. As a young child she roamed in and around the cottage, and as a teenager she and her friends danced while a band played in the gazebo. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" was brought to life by her father who loved reciting poetry. Ironically, Poe completed his final revision of "The Raven" while living on 85 Amity Street, now West Third Street, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Amity’s current work includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills. Her birch bark paintings reflect images and textures found in natural settings. Her illustrated poems include the works of Wallace Steven, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Wilfred Owen.

Artist Bio
New York City artist, Elana Amity, began her career as a teacher and freelance illustrator. She served on the board of the Society of Illustrators for many years. In 1984 she joined the faculty of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2010 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments oflife in cities, nature and beyond. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces at home and abroad.

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 18: Artist Tour and Workshop
  • March 25: Elana Amity Book Presentation: The Raven
  • Angel Hernandez from The Bronx County Historical Society Lecture: Poe and The Raven

Admission to the related events, including the opening reception, is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Cardinal with Sparrows, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas - www.elanaamity.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-30 2017-03-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: March 30, 2017

With a hint of dark humor, Zane York transforms traditional floral still lives and familiar scenes into unexpected compositions in Nature Morte. Clusters of insects morph into floral arrangements, and cats in the clutches of pigeons rise to the heavens. Executed in the style and skill of famed Dutch masters, York reminds us of the mortality, transience, and vulnerability of all living things.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-30 2017-03-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cae3f380c5.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/greenbelt-peepers Date: March 30, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children ages 2-3 years old with their caregiver. Space is limited.

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-30 2017-03-30 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: March 30, 2017

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-30 2017-03-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: March 30, 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 2017-03-30 2017-03-30 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/special-express-arts-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/special-express-arts-2 Date: March 30, 2017

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

Due to limited space, please call to schedule your group's visit. Groups are schediled for every two weeks.

Everyone should bring their own small, clean rocks, ready for painting.

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

Start time: 11:00 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 2017-03-30 2017-03-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: March 30, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-03-30 2017-03-30 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: March 30, 2017

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-30 2017-03-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: March 30, 2017

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) for children ages 3-4 years old with their caregiver. Space is limited.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-30 2017-03-30 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Creative 3D Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/creative-3d-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/creative-3d-arts Date: March 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-30 2017-03-30 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Science of The Living City Presents: City of Trees: A Film Screening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/science-of-the-living-city-presents-city-of-trees-a-film-screening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/science-of-the-living-city-presents-city-of-trees-a-film-screening Date: March 30, 2017

Join us at Pace University to watch City of Trees and participate in a dynamic conversation on themes including community engagement, environmental justice, employment barriers, racial justice and personal narratives. Other related themes of urban forestry, economic recovery and reinvestment, and education offer the opportunity to engage a diverse audience with broad perspectives.

The City of Trees film is an award-winning documentary telling a deeply personal story about environmental justice, green jobs, and the ‘messy truths’ behind the fight for social change. This story centers on the efforts undertaken by the nonprofit Washington Parks & People (WPP) to improve a neighborhood park in Washington D.C, while operating a green jobs training program to provide employment opportunities for local residents.

Previous screening of this remarkable film held in other cities like Los Angeles, California have been accompanied by reflective conversations on economic disparities and income inequality. For the New York City film screening we will focus on the green jobs landscape and discuss comminalties as well as contrasts drawn between New York City and the Washington D.C. story being told.

Panel Moderator: Erika Svendsen, US Forest Service

Panelists

  • Lance Kramer, Film Director
  • Elizabeth Ehrlich, NYC Parks
  • Wesley Booker, Green City Force
  • Nicole Roy-Henderson, NYC Parks
  • Migdalia Taveras, Sustainable South Bronx

Please register.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pace University

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2017-03-30 2017-03-30 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.71158090000000000, -74.00535130000000000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: March 30, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-03-30 2017-03-30 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fde6bc59a8.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Williamsbridge Oval Talent Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/wbo-talent-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/wbo-talent-show Date: March 30, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Can you dance? Sing? Do magic? Now is the time to showcase that talent on the WBO stage!

We are looking for all kinds of performances that are family friendly. All ages are welcome. Please email ani.rivas@parks.nyc.gov or quiana.haynes@parks.nyc.gov to perform.

All are welcome to watch.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-03-30 2017-03-30 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c34f8fb3146.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: March 31, 2017

With a hint of dark humor, Zane York transforms traditional floral still lives and familiar scenes into unexpected compositions in Nature Morte. Clusters of insects morph into floral arrangements, and cats in the clutches of pigeons rise to the heavens. Executed in the style and skill of famed Dutch masters, York reminds us of the mortality, transience, and vulnerability of all living things.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-31 2017-03-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cae3f380c5.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: March 31, 2017

Visit Poe Park Visitor Center for our new exhibit City Birds by Elana Amity. The exhibit will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Tuedays through Saturdays from March 4 through March 29. There will be an opening reception with a Q&A session on Saturday, March 11.

About City Birds
Raised in the Bronx, Elana Amity visited Poe Park numerous times. As a young child she roamed in and around the cottage, and as a teenager she and her friends danced while a band played in the gazebo. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" was brought to life by her father who loved reciting poetry. Ironically, Poe completed his final revision of "The Raven" while living on 85 Amity Street, now West Third Street, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Amity’s current work includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills. Her birch bark paintings reflect images and textures found in natural settings. Her illustrated poems include the works of Wallace Steven, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Wilfred Owen.

Artist Bio
New York City artist, Elana Amity, began her career as a teacher and freelance illustrator. She served on the board of the Society of Illustrators for many years. In 1984 she joined the faculty of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2010 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments oflife in cities, nature and beyond. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces at home and abroad.

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 18: Artist Tour and Workshop
  • March 25: Elana Amity Book Presentation: The Raven
  • Angel Hernandez from The Bronx County Historical Society Lecture: Poe and The Raven

Admission to the related events, including the opening reception, is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Cardinal with Sparrows, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas - www.elanaamity.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-31 2017-03-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: March 31, 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 2017-03-31 2017-03-31 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 31, 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 2017-03-31 2017-03-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: March 31, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-03-31 2017-03-31 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Staaten Shores Exhibit: A Photographic Journey of Our Maritime Boundary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary Date: March 31, 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 2017-03-31 2017-03-31 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[Multimedia Arts: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/multimedia-artsadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/multimedia-artsadults Date: March 31, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-31 2017-03-31 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: March 31, 2017

From a nineteenth century "castle" to a 3,500-year-old Egyptian obelisk, Central Park Conservancy guides take you on a memorable 90-minute walk through some of Central Park’s best-loved highlights.

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle. Learn how Turtle Pond got its name. And stroll east to the most ancient outdoor artifact in New York City.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-31 2017-03-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: March 31, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:45 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 2017-03-31 2017-03-31 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Art By You: Paint Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/art-by-you-paint-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/art-by-you-paint-night Date: March 31, 2017

Join us as we celebrate Women's History Month with a night of creativity and conversation. This painting session will be inspired by the works of famous American artist, Georgia O'Keeffe.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by email to Celine.Melendez@parks.nyc.gov.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by March 28.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-03-31 2017-03-31 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bdc1fec3cbd.jpg Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Mobile Unit: Twelfth Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/arts-culture-fun-the-twefth-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/arts-culture-fun-the-twefth-night Date: March 31, 2017

From schools to homeless shelters, prisons to community centers, the Public Theater’s Mobile Unit brings Shakespeare to the people, and the people to Shakespeare. This season, the Mobile Unit celebrates 60 years of igniting dialogue and fostering new connections with a vibrant new production of the gender-bending, heart-mending comedy, Twelfth Night.

When a young shipwrecked immigrant named Viola takes a chance on the “wet foot, dry foot” policy of the mid-nineties and washes up amidst the shore of glitzy Illyria, Florida, she finds herself a stranger in a fabulously strange new land. Thinking her twin brother has drowned, Viola throws herself into a new gig as assistant to Orsino, a wealthy Floridian with a serious case of love sickness for a wealthy lady, Olivia. Having disguised herself as a boy to become Orsino’s right hand man, Viola (now Cesario) is tasked with delivering his adoring valentines. But as Viola woos in her boss’s name, she falls head over spiky heels for the man himself, while Olivia turns her affections to the intriguing young messenger boy, Cesario (also Viola).

Set to the rhythms of house, Cuban, and nineties beats, Saheem Ali directs this colorful comedy about the power of new people and new experiences that throw the world into beautiful disarray, and open hearts and minds to the possibility of love.

Imani Uzuri performs!

Space is limited so please RSVP to manhattan.acf@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-03-31 2017-03-31 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a7221a479e4.jpg Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[PUPS & Pastries at Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/pups-pastries-at-fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/pups-pastries-at-fort-greene-park Date: April 1, 2017

Grab free coffee and pastries and meet with members of the Fort Greene Park Conservancy and PUPS (Park Users and Pet Society). Learn more about both organizations and our work in Fort Greene Park.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 610-3699

Location: Central Lawn (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 7:30 am 9:00 am 40.69038712179300000, -73.97445058822600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bef4569227b.JPG Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Prospect Park 150th Anniversary Opening Weekend]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/prospect-park-150th-anniversary-opening-weekend http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/prospect-park-150th-anniversary-opening-weekend Date: April 1, 2017

Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s Backyard, is 150 years old this year!

On April 1 and 2, join Prospect Park Alliance to kick off the 150th anniversary celebration with a full weekend of special events and festivities. The fun kicks off Friday, March 31, when Lola Star brings her popular skating disco to the ice at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside. All weekend long, enjoy the start of the spring season with an Opening Day Parade and Fair, an exhibition ballgame played by 1860s rules, and the first Smorgasburg of the season!

Visit the Prospect Park Alliance's Opening Weekend calendar for a complete list of events, locations, and times.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 8:00 am 8:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c2d1188859a.jpg Sat, 01 Apr 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park Date: April 1, 2017

Please note: this event has been postponed until April 2 due to weather.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Silver Lake Park Conservancy to help beautify and clean Silver Lake Park. Volunteers will help scrape and paint the park benches within the park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 561-6831

Location: Volunteer Meeting Location (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 8:00 am 2:00 pm 40.62715524114100000, -74.09199488163000000 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Raymond Bush Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-raymond-bush-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-raymond-bush-playground Date: April 1, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to keep the park clear of debris at Raymond Bush Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Raymond Bush Playground

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2017-04-01 2017-04-01 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.68650054931640600, -73.94159698486328000 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park Date: April 1, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, please join NYC Parks and the neighbors of Westerleigh Park to clean and beautify the park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 815-8765

Location: Center of the park, near the gazebo (in Westerleigh Park)

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61980056762700000, -74.13449859619100000 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Washington Park - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-washington-park-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-washington-park-spring-cleaning Date: April 1, 2017

This It's My Park season, join members of Old Stone House for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will spruce up and clean playground equipment at Washington Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.67293930053711000, -73.98460388183594000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: April 1, 2017

Visit Poe Park Visitor Center for our new exhibit City Birds by Elana Amity. The exhibit will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Tuedays through Saturdays from March 4 through March 29. There will be an opening reception with a Q&A session on Saturday, March 11.

About City Birds
Raised in the Bronx, Elana Amity visited Poe Park numerous times. As a young child she roamed in and around the cottage, and as a teenager she and her friends danced while a band played in the gazebo. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" was brought to life by her father who loved reciting poetry. Ironically, Poe completed his final revision of "The Raven" while living on 85 Amity Street, now West Third Street, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Amity’s current work includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills. Her birch bark paintings reflect images and textures found in natural settings. Her illustrated poems include the works of Wallace Steven, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Wilfred Owen.

Artist Bio
New York City artist, Elana Amity, began her career as a teacher and freelance illustrator. She served on the board of the Society of Illustrators for many years. In 1984 she joined the faculty of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2010 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments oflife in cities, nature and beyond. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces at home and abroad.

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 18: Artist Tour and Workshop
  • March 25: Elana Amity Book Presentation: The Raven
  • Angel Hernandez from The Bronx County Historical Society Lecture: Poe and The Raven

Admission to the related events, including the opening reception, is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Cardinal with Sparrows, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas - www.elanaamity.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Jamaica Bay Park Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/jamaica-bay-park-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/jamaica-bay-park-tree-planting Date: April 1, 2017

Trees provide many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs.

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest in Jamaica Bay Park! Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required for this event. Register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Point Breeze Place and Baywater Court (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.61360168457031000, -73.76740264892578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9e55492ebb.jpg Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: April 1, 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 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Moore Homestead Playground - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-moore-homestead-playground-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-moore-homestead-playground-spring-cleaning Date: April 1, 2017

Please note: this event has been postponed until April 8 due to weather.

This It's My Park season, join Elmhurst Supporters for Parks for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will be cleaning the playground equipment at Moore Homestead Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Comfort Station (in Moore Homestead Playground)

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Q361 Moore Homestead Playground 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74232127019800000, -73.88208949565900000 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 11:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Sumner Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-sumner-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-sumner-playground Date: April 1, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with M.O.V.E Inc to clean up debris at Sumner Playground before it goes under construction. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 600-9632

Location: Sumner Playground

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B263 Sumner Playground 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69720077514648400, -73.94280242919922000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: CANCELLED: It's My Park at Red Hook Recreation Area - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area-spring-cleaning Date: April 1, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, join Red Hook Conservancy for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will be cleaning play equipment near Red Hook Recreation Area. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 10:00 am 1:30 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Sat, 01 Apr 2017 10:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Eleanor Roosevelt Playground - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-eleanor-roosevelt-playground-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-eleanor-roosevelt-playground-spring-cleaning Date: April 1, 2017

This It's My Park season, join the Friends of Eleanor Roosevelt Playground for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will spruce up and clean Eleanor Roosevelt Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 813-9149

Location: Park House (in Eleanor Roosevelt Playground)

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B359 Eleanor Roosevelt Playground 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69275479107200000, -73.93581611915600000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: April 1, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Organic Collagraph Collections]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/family-art-project-organic-collagraph-collections http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/family-art-project-organic-collagraph-collections Date: April 1, 2017

Work with Glyndor Gallery Winter Workspace artist Michael Kelly Williams to create your own printing plate by collaging original abstract designs and your own organic forms made with cardboard and found synthetic and natural materials. Ink up your collage and make a collagraph series.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9d3ca347bb.jpg Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders Date: April 1, 2017

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 using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

Discovery Walks for Families take place on Saturdays and on select school holidays from April 1 through June 24 at various locations throughout the Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6ecb29deb1.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew Hands-on Orientation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/forest-crew-handson-orientation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/forest-crew-handson-orientation Date: April 1, 2017

The Forest Crew works on reforestation and restoration projects in the forest of Highbridge Park every Sunday afternoon during the spring, summer, and fall.

Before joining the Forest Crew on Sundays, volunteers are asked to attend one hands-on orientation! On Saturday, April 1, the New York Restoration Project will host an orientation for Forest Crew.

Volunteers who attend the orientation will get a one-hour tour of Highbridge Park and will work for one hour, completing tasks that are typical to Forest Crew.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d0587cdd8c0.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Harvard Playground - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-harvard-playground-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-harvard-playground-spring-cleaning Date: April 1, 2017

Please note: this event has been postponed until April 2 due to weather.

This It's My Park season, join the Office of Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will weed the safety surface, paint benches, repaint the flagpole, and clean the play equipment at Harvard Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 723-4451

Location: Harvard Playground

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Q120 Harvard Playground 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.70912027340000000, -73.78158332710000000 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at New Dorp Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach Date: April 1, 2017

This It's My Park Season, please join the Friends of Kivlehan as they work to beautify and clean New Dorp Beach Park. The Friends will be doing litter removal along Cedar Grove Avenue, from Ebbitt's Street to New Dorp Lane. We look forward to a great day of cleaning New Dorp Beach Park!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (904) 415-3849

Location: Cedar Grove Beach Parking Lot (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.55989837646500000, -74.10179901123000000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:44:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Brust Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-brust-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-brust-park Date: April 1, 2017

Please note: this event has been postponed until April 29 due to weather.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Stewards of Lower Brust Park to help clean up of Brust Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (201) 344-6465

Location: Lower Brust Park Entrance (in Brust Park)

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X055 Brust Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.88945817474100000, -73.90300446748700000 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Nautilus Playground - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-nautilus-playground-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-nautilus-playground-spring-cleaning Date: April 1, 2017

Please note: this event has been postponed until April 2 due to weather.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Caribbean American Society of New York (CASONY) and Dream Team Park Stewards for Spring Cleaning! Volunteers will clean play equipment, rake leaves, mulch tree pits, paint the fences and paint the benches at Nautilus Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 799-6327

Location: Nautilus Playground

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B268 Nautilus Playground 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.57174365900000000, -73.99625186160000000 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Wakefield Playground - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-wakefield-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-wakefield-playground Date: April 1, 2017

Please note: this event has been postponed until April 8 due to weather.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with T.O.P Soccer for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will help scrub the playground equipment at Wakefield Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wakefield Playground

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X188 Wakefield Playground 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.90179824829101600, -73.85459899902344000 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/conservatory-garden-tour Date: April 1, 2017

Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! From a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature’s April Fools’]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/natures-april-fools http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/natures-april-fools Date: April 1, 2017

On April Fools' Day, discover the many ways that nature attempts to fool us. See some examples of camouflage, mimicry, and other adaptations in nature, then take a short walk along the Nature Center Trail in search of serendipitous surprises. Registration is required.

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 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Adaptive Sports Programming]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/bronx-adaptive-sports-programming http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/bronx-adaptive-sports-programming Date: April 1, 2017

NYC Parks, Montefiore, and Wheelchair Sports Federation bring you an open house on adaptive programming open to the Bronx community.

We are all committed to serving athletes of all abilities. We are welcoming girls, boys, men, and women of all ages to take part in instructional drills, strategy, and game play. Sports include basketball, tennis, and track and field. Additional activities include arts and crafts and board games.

All equipment will be provided.

Please email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov to sign up for the event.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c9d55a6ea32.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:01 EDT