NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:09:36 GMT <![CDATA[Wellness Workshop: Luscious Lips and Silky Skin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/wellness-workshop-luscious-lips-and-silky-skin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/wellness-workshop-luscious-lips-and-silky-skin Date: February 11, 2018

Treat yourself to handmade self-care products or create gifts for your valentine or loved ones. Using all-natural organic ingredients, work with aromatherapist and skin care expert Melissa Rivera of Essence and Aroma to create tinted lip balms and scented salves. Ages 12 and older welcome with an adult. Valentine’s Weekend event.

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 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a314b792fbe4.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights Date: February 11, 2018

Join NYC Parks for goalball, a Paralympic sports for athletes with visual impairments. This sport is played by two blindfolded teams of three using a ball with bells on the inside to score goals against your opponent. Test your agility and hearing skills against the best!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Pink Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/trail-of-the-month-pink-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/trail-of-the-month-pink-trail Date: February 11, 2018

Meet at the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge (located at Travis Avenue and Mulberry Avenue) for this short hike on the Pink Trail.

Approximately .75 miles.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Native Plant Center

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2018-02-11 2018-02-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.59420013427734400, -74.16780090332031000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:59:43 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Waterfowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/birding-winter-waterfowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/birding-winter-waterfowl Date: February 11, 2018

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

We offer birding programs throughout the year and offer unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: George Washington's Journey (Advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/rangers-choice-george-wahingtons-journey-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/rangers-choice-george-wahingtons-journey-advanced Date: February 11, 2018

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, on our city's long history.

George Washington was well traveled through our city during his time as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and our nation's first president. Learn of George Washington's travels through Long Island.

Wear comfortable shoes or boots, pack a light snack and bring water.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Winchester Boulevard, under Grand Central Parkway (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Landscape Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/winter-landscape-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/winter-landscape-photography Date: February 11, 2018

Our bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. Each season we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences.

Bring your camera and get inspired by the powerful images of nature in winter.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: East Drive and Lincoln Road (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.65990066528300000, -73.96389770507800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a383758c309c.jpg Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Owls and Pellets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/rangers-choice-owls-and-pellets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/rangers-choice-owls-and-pellets Date: February 11, 2018

Our bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

Each season we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. Pellets are the undigested parts of a bird’s food, such as hair or bones, which are coughed up through the beak.

Owl pellets are fascinating to investigate and analyze – be a scientist, by gently pulling the pellet apart to see what it is made from.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: February 11, 2018

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: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:45 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 11, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a314c255c9ed.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: February 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year Film Screening: Joy Luck Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/lunar-new-year-film-screening-joy-luck-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/lunar-new-year-film-screening-joy-luck-club Date: February 11, 2018

To celebrate Lunar New Year, the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum is hosting a free screening of Joy Luck Club, as part of its 2018 Race and Immigration Film Series.

Based on Amy Tan's novel under the same title, the film is about the relationships between four Chinese-American women and their Chinese mothers living in San Francisco.

The event is free. RSVP required.

The 2018 Race and Immigration Film Series is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 2:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a68be717f630.jpg Fri, 26 Jan 2018 11:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/11/birding-owls Date: February 11, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

To enhance your experience, we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Payson Avenue and Dyckman Street (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-02-11 2018-02-11 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.86685135826000000, -73.92872571945200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3837b5d7afa.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Greenbelt Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-greenbelt-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-greenbelt-media-lab Date: February 12, 2018

Stop by the Greenbelt media lab and chat with the Media Education Coordinator between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.!

Ask questions about classes, hours, programming, events, resources and much more! Greenbelt media lab hosts a wide variety of technolgy and media production programming, great for people of all ages and abilities!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-02-12 2018-02-12 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Manhattan Open House 2018]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/manhattan-open-house-2018 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/manhattan-open-house-2018 Date: February 12, 2018

Manhattan Recreation Open House 2018 offers you over 400 FREE fitness classes and other activities.

During this week, New Yorkers can try out any of the city’s 13 Manhattan recreation centers for free.

From February 11-17, you can use our facilities, swim in our pools, and take free classes.

Take advantage of the best fitness deal in New York City!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 212.408.0243

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center,Tony Dapolito Recreation Center,Chelsea Recreation Center,J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park),Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park),Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park),Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park),Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park),Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park),Recreation Center 54,Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground),Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground),Hansborough Recreation Center

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M063, M103, M260, M099, M037, M014, M047, M033, M058, M164, M194 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, Chelsea Recreation Center, J. Hood Wright Park, Highbridge Park, Jackie Robinson Park, Thomas Jefferson Park, Hamilton Fish Park, Marcus Garvey Park, Asser Levy Playground, Alfred E. Smith Playground 2018-02-12 2018-02-12 8:00 am 9:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000; 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000; 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000; 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000; 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000; 40.82419967651367000, -73.94249725341797000; 40.79349899291992000, -73.93669891357422000; 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000; 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000; 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000; 40.73609924316406000, -73.97570037841797000; 40.71070098876953000, -73.99669647216797000; 40.81280660000000000, -73.93924480000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a78d96dea3cb.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 10:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity Date: February 12, 2018

Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. With elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice, the works illustrate self-awareness, identify, motivation, and varying backgrounds and traditions that govern the artists’ lives.

This exhibition is presented with the NYC Parks Ebony Society. The Society has helped organize the annual Black History Month exhibition in the Arsenal Gallery since 1991.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-12 2018-02-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4ba341b918c.jpg Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/williamsbridge-oval-recreation-center-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/williamsbridge-oval-recreation-center-open-house Date: February 12, 2018

Keep up with your New Year's resolution and try a workout class at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center. For this week you can try classes like Yoga, Boxing Bootcamp, Spin, and Low Impact Aerobics. These classes are free and open to the public. You should have workout clothes on, sneakers and bring a lock to lock up you stuff. All equipment is provided.

Schedule:
Sunday, February 11, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Shape Up Zumba - This class is open to the public and will get your heart rate up through dancing.

Monday, February 12, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. - Chair Aerobics - Just coming back to working out? This is a great low impact workout.

Tuesday, February 13, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Yoga - Breathing, meditation, and yoga stretches to prepare you for your day.

Tuesday, February 13, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Shape Up Abs & Arms - Crunches, arm curls, and strength training is all part of toning up in this class.

Wednesday, February 14, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Creative Arts - Come alone or with a date for this drawing class.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2018-02-12 2018-02-12 9:00 am 8:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a808d83d409e.png Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: February 12, 2018

Play chess or checkers? Then come and test your skills at the 2018 NYC Parks Senior Games Board Games Clinic.

Learn the correct rules and challenge others in mini tournaments to get prepared for the Brooklyn Senior Games.

Please note: The first day of this clinic is free. After the first day, a recreation center membership is required to participate in the clinic.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-12 2018-02-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: February 12, 2018

Let's get ready to rumble! As the 2018 Senior Games slowly approaches, get ready to sharpen those skills with our Table Tennis Clinic hosted by McCarren Play Center.

Come out and get ready to train hard for the 2018 Senior Games, for adults ages 50 and older. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-12 2018-02-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Hamilton Fish Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/hamilton-fish-media-lab-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/hamilton-fish-media-lab-open-house Date: February 12, 2018

From February 12-16, stop by the Hamilton Fish media lab and take free media or technology classes!


On Friday, February 16, from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., join the media lab for a workshop on web design using wix.com! Own a small business? Interested in promoting your photography? Need to create a portfolio to find work? Come in for a FREE web design class using wix.com! At the end of this workshop you will have a simple site created that you can continue to develop on your own!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-387-7688

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2018-02-12 2018-02-12 10:30 am 6:30 pm 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Lost Battalion Hall Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-lost-battalion-hall http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-lost-battalion-hall Date: February 12, 2018

From February 12-17, stop by the Lost Battalion Hall media lab and take free media or technology classes!

On Tuesday, receive free one-on-one multimedia help from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and work on your own projects!

On Wednesday, stop by for a Mobile Devices workshop from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.! Work on your resume from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and stand out with a clear, concise, and visually appealing resume. Build or rebuild your resume using Microsoft Word as you learn how to assess and convey your strengths!

Ever wonder about Twitter, Tumblr, Weebly, Google Drive, Facebook, Flickr and You Tube? Join the Social Networking workshop on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. to learn about various forms and methods of information sharing.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2018-02-12 2018-02-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Al Oerter Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-al-oerter-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-al-oerter-media-lab Date: February 12, 2018

From February 12-16, stop by the Al Oerter media lab and take free media or technology classes!

Meet the Media Education Coordinator, and ask questions about classes, hours, programming, events, resources and more.

Be sure to check out Game Design workshop, part of the RecYouth Teen Digital Media program, on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.! Ever dream of making your own video games? All it takes is a combination of your imagination and dedication to RPG Maker. Your friends can play your game as the heroes you create, traverse dungeons you craft, or thwart the evil plans your villains hatched!

Also, stop in on Monday Wednesday or Friday mornings to learn about the Microsoft Office suite!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 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 2018-02-12 2018-02-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Al Smith Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-al-smith-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-al-smith-media-lab Date: February 12, 2018

From February 12-16, stop by the Al Smith media lab and take free media or technology classes!

On Wednesday, join the media lab for a Mobile Media workshop from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.! Learn about your own technology, smartphones or other devices! Come in and ask about your product. Whether it's a cellphone, laptop, or tablet, a Media Education coordinator can help!

On Friday, stop by the media lab at 11:30 a.m. for a workshop on starting your own business! Develop a business plan through careful planning and financial analysis using basic computer software tools.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-285-0300

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2018-02-12 2018-02-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.71070098876953000, -73.99669647216797000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Sunset Media Lab]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-sunset-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-sunset-media-lab Date: February 12, 2018

From February 12-16, stop by the Sunset Park media lab and take free media or technology classes!

Ask questions about classes, hours, programming, events, resources and much more! Sunset Park Media Lab hosts a wide variety of technolgy and media production programming, great for seniors, adults, teens and youth!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-02-12 2018-02-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:44:57 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Owen Dolen Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-owen-dolen-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-owen-dolen-media-lab Date: February 12, 2018

From February 12-16, stop by the Owen Dolen media lab and take free media or technology classes!

Ask questions about classes, hours, programming, events, resources and much more! Greenbelt media lab hosts a wide variety of technology and media production programming, great for people of all ages and abilities!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-822-4202

Location: Owen Dolen Recreation Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2018-02-12 2018-02-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.83940124511719000, -73.84359741210938000 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Tony Dapolito Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-tony-dapolito-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-tony-dapolito-media-lab Date: February 12, 2018

From February 12-16, stop by the Tony Dapolito media lab and take free media or technology classes!

On Tuesday, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., or on Friday from 11:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., visit the Tony Dapolito media lab for a workshop on Adobe Premiere Pro! Develop basic video production skills to craft your own narrative or documentary film using video editing software.

On Thursday, be sure to check out the Adobe Photoshop workshop from 11:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.! Photoshop is the most popular image-editing program used by graphic designers, web designers, fine artists and professional photographers. You, too, can harness the power of Photoshop to edit your photos and add artistic touches.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-242-5418

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2018-02-12 2018-02-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at St. John's Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-st-johns-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-st-johns-media-lab Date: February 12, 2018

From February 12-16, stop by the St. John's media lab and take free media or technology classes!

Be sure to stop by on Monday between 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and chat with the Media Education Coordinator about the TechOpps Adobe Certification class! Classes teach industry-standard media making tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere. Once the class is complete, you can pass one test for free through the company, Certiport. Our NYC Parks media labs are registered testing centers. Once you take the test and pass, you will be an Adobe Certified Associate!

Also, make sure to stop by to chat with the Media Education Coordinator about Garden Kitchen Lab program for youth! The Garden Kitchen Lab is a hands-on seasonal program that runs from spring to fall. Children can learn how to start and sustain a food producing garden; reap a harvest while picking up new cooking techniques, and learn the science behind cooking. Through a garden kitchen lab, you can bring the freshness of gardens and artisanal foods to the table.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-771-2787

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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2018-02-12 2018-02-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Sorrentino Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-sorrentino-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-sorrentino-media-lab Date: February 12, 2018

Stop by the Sorrentino media lab and meet the Media Education Coordinator between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.!

Ask questions about classes, hours, programming, events, resources and much more! The Sorrentino media lab will host a wide variety of technology and media production programming, which are great for seniors, adults, teens and youth!

Chat with the instructors about the RecYouth Teen Digital Media Program after 3:00 p.m. each day! Our citywide teen digital media program teaches young adults media making skills. Topics include video production, audio production, graphic design, game design and photography. Create an empowering documentary short video, record a hit song or album, or learn how to code so you can make your own game!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-471-4818

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2018-02-12 2018-02-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.60240173339800000, -73.76249694824200000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at J. Hood Wright Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-j-hood-wright-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-j-hood-wright-media-lab Date: February 12, 2018

Stop by the J. Hood Wright media lab and chat with the Media Education Coordinator between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.!

Ask questions about classes, hours, programming, events, resources and much more! Greenbelt media lab hosts a wide variety of technolgy and media production programming, great for people of all ages and abilities!

Join the media lab for Introducion a la computadora workshop on Monday or Thursday at 6pm! Learn typing and mouse skills, how to open and save files, basic program functions, and introductory internet tools. Workshop also available for Spanish speakers!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-927-1514

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2018-02-12 2018-02-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Toddler Valentine]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/toddler-valentine http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/toddler-valentine Date: February 12, 2018

Come celebrate Valentine's Day with your favorite stuffed animal. We will be dancing, singing, and doing some arts and crafts. Our stuffed animals will join us in some special activities. Event is geared for ages 5 and under. All are welcome.

Guardian must stay with child for event. Don't forget to bring your favorite stuffed animal!

Start time: 11:15 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2018-02-12 2018-02-12 11:15 am 12:45 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6ddc754470f.png Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:59:42 EST
<![CDATA[Photo and Video Workshops at Chelsea Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/photo-and-video-workshops-at-chelsea-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/photo-and-video-workshops-at-chelsea-media-lab Date: February 12, 2018

Join Chelsea media lab for an open house from February 12-16, featuring courses in Adobe Premiere, Photography and Media Production!

Join Digital Photography workshops on Monday or Wednesday from 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.! Do you own or are considering purchasing a digital camera but don't know how to use it? Learn to navigate camera functions, improve your photography technique, and upload and share your pictures online!

Develop basic video production skills to craft your own narrative or documentary film using video editing software Premeire Pro! These workshops take place on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.!

In the late afternoons, check out the RecYouth Teen Digital Media Program! Join a community of teens interested in making, thinking about, and pursuing a career in digital media production. You make the media and the rules. Help each other out, put on events, and have fun!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2018-02-12 2018-02-12 11:30 am 6:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Brownsville Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-brownsville-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/12/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-brownsville-media-lab Date: February 12, 2018

From February 12-17, stop by the Brownsville media lab and take free media or technology classes!

Ask questions about classes, hours, programming, events, resources and much more! Thomas Jefferson Media Lab will host a wide variety of technolgy and media production programming, great for seniors, adults, teens and youth!

On Monday from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., teens can learn about making music! Learn about music as you make and play your own instruments and write your own songs. Learn the basics of beats and rhymes!

On Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m., join the media lab for Hand Talkers workshop. Let’s learn a new language! This workshop will teach you the basics of American Sign Language.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-345-2706

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2018-02-12 2018-02-12 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: February 13, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Manhattan Open House 2018]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/manhattan-open-house-2018 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/manhattan-open-house-2018 Date: February 13, 2018

Manhattan Recreation Open House 2018 offers you over 400 FREE fitness classes and other activities.

During this week, New Yorkers can try out any of the city’s 13 Manhattan recreation centers for free.

From February 11-17, you can use our facilities, swim in our pools, and take free classes.

Take advantage of the best fitness deal in New York City!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 212.408.0243

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center,Tony Dapolito Recreation Center,Chelsea Recreation Center,J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park),Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park),Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park),Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park),Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park),Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park),Recreation Center 54,Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground),Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground),Hansborough Recreation Center

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M063, M103, M260, M099, M037, M014, M047, M033, M058, M164, M194 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, Chelsea Recreation Center, J. Hood Wright Park, Highbridge Park, Jackie Robinson Park, Thomas Jefferson Park, Hamilton Fish Park, Marcus Garvey Park, Asser Levy Playground, Alfred E. Smith Playground 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 8:00 am 9:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000; 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000; 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000; 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000; 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000; 40.82419967651367000, -73.94249725341797000; 40.79349899291992000, -73.93669891357422000; 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000; 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000; 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000; 40.73609924316406000, -73.97570037841797000; 40.71070098876953000, -73.99669647216797000; 40.81280660000000000, -73.93924480000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a78d96dea3cb.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 10:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Greenbelt Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-greenbelt-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-greenbelt-media-lab Date: February 13, 2018

Stop by the Greenbelt media lab and chat with the Media Education Coordinator between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.!

Ask questions about classes, hours, programming, events, resources and much more! Greenbelt media lab hosts a wide variety of technolgy and media production programming, great for people of all ages and abilities!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic Date: February 13, 2018

Get Ready! Get Set! Let's Go! The 2018 Senior Games, for adults ages 50 and older, is right around the corner.

In preparation for the Senior Games, St. John's Recreation Center will be hosting basketball clinics to help you strengthen those sharp basketball skills. The clinic will take place every Tuesday aand Thursday in the center's gym. Come out and work with some of our best instructors to get you ready for the Games of your life!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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B245 St. John's Recreation Center 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity Date: February 13, 2018

Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. With elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice, the works illustrate self-awareness, identify, motivation, and varying backgrounds and traditions that govern the artists’ lives.

This exhibition is presented with the NYC Parks Ebony Society. The Society has helped organize the annual Black History Month exhibition in the Arsenal Gallery since 1991.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4ba341b918c.jpg Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition Date: February 13, 2018

A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues, from Muddy Waters and B. B. King to Bonny Raitt and Howlin' Wolf.

Soulful, sultry, and redolent of the earthy mix of raw talent, hardship, and enduring creativity inspiring this iconic genre, the collection is part of a larger series of portraits representing Volume 2 of American Music Pioneers.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a59026345425.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/williamsbridge-oval-recreation-center-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/williamsbridge-oval-recreation-center-open-house Date: February 13, 2018

Keep up with your New Year's resolution and try a workout class at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center. For this week you can try classes like Yoga, Boxing Bootcamp, Spin, and Low Impact Aerobics. These classes are free and open to the public. You should have workout clothes on, sneakers and bring a lock to lock up you stuff. All equipment is provided.

Schedule:
Sunday, February 11, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Shape Up Zumba - This class is open to the public and will get your heart rate up through dancing.

Monday, February 12, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. - Chair Aerobics - Just coming back to working out? This is a great low impact workout.

Tuesday, February 13, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Yoga - Breathing, meditation, and yoga stretches to prepare you for your day.

Tuesday, February 13, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Shape Up Abs & Arms - Crunches, arm curls, and strength training is all part of toning up in this class.

Wednesday, February 14, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Creative Arts - Come alone or with a date for this drawing class.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 9:00 am 8:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a808d83d409e.png Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: February 13, 2018

Play chess or checkers? Then come and test your skills at the 2018 NYC Parks Senior Games Board Games Clinic.

Learn the correct rules and challenge others in mini tournaments to get prepared for the Brooklyn Senior Games.

Please note: The first day of this clinic is free. After the first day, a recreation center membership is required to participate in the clinic.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Photo and Video Workshops at St. Mary's Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/photo-and-video-workshops-at-st-marys-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/photo-and-video-workshops-at-st-marys-media-lab Date: February 13, 2018

Join St. Mary's media lab for an open house workshop, featuring courses in Adobe Photoshop and Music Production!

Photoshop workshop runs from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Photoshop is the most popular image-editing program used by graphic designers, web designers, fine artists and professional photographers. You, too, can harness the power of Photoshop to edit your photos and add artistic touches!

At 5:00 p.m., check out the RecYouth Teen Digital Media Program! Join a community of teens interested in making, thinking about, and pursuing a career in digital media production. You make the media and the rules. Help each other out, put on events, and have fun!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-402-5755

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: February 13, 2018

Let's get ready to rumble! As the 2018 Senior Games slowly approaches, get ready to sharpen those skills with our Table Tennis Clinic hosted by McCarren Play Center.

Come out and get ready to train hard for the 2018 Senior Games, for adults ages 50 and older. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: February 13, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for 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 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle-to-Art: Decorative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/upcycletoart-decorative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/upcycletoart-decorative-arts Date: February 13, 2018

Participants will bring their recyclable items to upcycle to art using various mediums to achieve a decorative affect. Please be aware a piece may take a few weeks to complete. Participants should bring an item they wish to work on (bottles, boxes, cans, containers, plastic, wood, carton). Avoid soft plastics that crush or easily bend. Participants may take inspiration from the season or from art.

The facilitator will offer prompts, while allowing for individual expression or outcomes.

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder: Create a piece inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Valentine's Day and season-inspired art
March - Create art inspired by the month of March

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 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Hamilton Fish Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/hamilton-fish-media-lab-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/hamilton-fish-media-lab-open-house Date: February 13, 2018

From February 12-16, stop by the Hamilton Fish media lab and take free media or technology classes!


On Friday, February 16, from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., join the media lab for a workshop on web design using wix.com! Own a small business? Interested in promoting your photography? Need to create a portfolio to find work? Come in for a FREE web design class using wix.com! At the end of this workshop you will have a simple site created that you can continue to develop on your own!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-387-7688

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 10:30 am 6:30 pm 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Lost Battalion Hall Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-lost-battalion-hall http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-lost-battalion-hall Date: February 13, 2018

From February 12-17, stop by the Lost Battalion Hall media lab and take free media or technology classes!

On Tuesday, receive free one-on-one multimedia help from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and work on your own projects!

On Wednesday, stop by for a Mobile Devices workshop from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.! Work on your resume from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and stand out with a clear, concise, and visually appealing resume. Build or rebuild your resume using Microsoft Word as you learn how to assess and convey your strengths!

Ever wonder about Twitter, Tumblr, Weebly, Google Drive, Facebook, Flickr and You Tube? Join the Social Networking workshop on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. to learn about various forms and methods of information sharing.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at McCarren Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-mccarren-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-mccarren-media-lab Date: February 13, 2018

From February 13-17, stop by the McCarren media lab and take free media or technology classes!

On Tuesday or Wednesday, join the Introduction to Computers workshop from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., and learn the basics of working with Dell or Apple computers! This workshop will give you an introduction to Windows 7 platform, including popular Microsoft Office tools like Excel, PowerPoint or Word!

Photoshop is the most popular image-editing program used by graphic designers, web designers, fine artists and professional photographers. You, too, can harness the power of Photoshop to edit your photos and add artistic touches! Join this workshop on Thursday, from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Al Oerter Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-al-oerter-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-al-oerter-media-lab Date: February 13, 2018

From February 12-16, stop by the Al Oerter media lab and take free media or technology classes!

Meet the Media Education Coordinator, and ask questions about classes, hours, programming, events, resources and more.

Be sure to check out Game Design workshop, part of the RecYouth Teen Digital Media program, on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.! Ever dream of making your own video games? All it takes is a combination of your imagination and dedication to RPG Maker. Your friends can play your game as the heroes you create, traverse dungeons you craft, or thwart the evil plans your villains hatched!

Also, stop in on Monday Wednesday or Friday mornings to learn about the Microsoft Office suite!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 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 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Al Smith Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-al-smith-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-al-smith-media-lab Date: February 13, 2018

From February 12-16, stop by the Al Smith media lab and take free media or technology classes!

On Wednesday, join the media lab for a Mobile Media workshop from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.! Learn about your own technology, smartphones or other devices! Come in and ask about your product. Whether it's a cellphone, laptop, or tablet, a Media Education coordinator can help!

On Friday, stop by the media lab at 11:30 a.m. for a workshop on starting your own business! Develop a business plan through careful planning and financial analysis using basic computer software tools.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-285-0300

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.71070098876953000, -73.99669647216797000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Sunset Media Lab]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-sunset-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-sunset-media-lab Date: February 13, 2018

From February 12-16, stop by the Sunset Park media lab and take free media or technology classes!

Ask questions about classes, hours, programming, events, resources and much more! Sunset Park Media Lab hosts a wide variety of technolgy and media production programming, great for seniors, adults, teens and youth!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:44:57 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Owen Dolen Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-owen-dolen-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-owen-dolen-media-lab Date: February 13, 2018

From February 12-16, stop by the Owen Dolen media lab and take free media or technology classes!

Ask questions about classes, hours, programming, events, resources and much more! Greenbelt media lab hosts a wide variety of technology and media production programming, great for people of all ages and abilities!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-822-4202

Location: Owen Dolen Recreation Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.83940124511719000, -73.84359741210938000 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Tony Dapolito Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-tony-dapolito-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-tony-dapolito-media-lab Date: February 13, 2018

From February 12-16, stop by the Tony Dapolito media lab and take free media or technology classes!

On Tuesday, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., or on Friday from 11:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., visit the Tony Dapolito media lab for a workshop on Adobe Premiere Pro! Develop basic video production skills to craft your own narrative or documentary film using video editing software.

On Thursday, be sure to check out the Adobe Photoshop workshop from 11:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.! Photoshop is the most popular image-editing program used by graphic designers, web designers, fine artists and professional photographers. You, too, can harness the power of Photoshop to edit your photos and add artistic touches.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-242-5418

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at St. John's Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-st-johns-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-st-johns-media-lab Date: February 13, 2018

From February 12-16, stop by the St. John's media lab and take free media or technology classes!

Be sure to stop by on Monday between 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and chat with the Media Education Coordinator about the TechOpps Adobe Certification class! Classes teach industry-standard media making tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere. Once the class is complete, you can pass one test for free through the company, Certiport. Our NYC Parks media labs are registered testing centers. Once you take the test and pass, you will be an Adobe Certified Associate!

Also, make sure to stop by to chat with the Media Education Coordinator about Garden Kitchen Lab program for youth! The Garden Kitchen Lab is a hands-on seasonal program that runs from spring to fall. Children can learn how to start and sustain a food producing garden; reap a harvest while picking up new cooking techniques, and learn the science behind cooking. Through a garden kitchen lab, you can bring the freshness of gardens and artisanal foods to the table.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-771-2787

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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2018-02-13 2018-02-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Hansborough Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-hansborough-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-hansborough-media-lab Date: February 13, 2018

From February 13-17, come to the Hansborough media lab and take free media or technology classes!

Wednesday: Intro to Web Design w/Wix.com - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Create a free website with Wix.com! Customize with Wix's free website builder, no coding skills needed!

On Thursday, teens can drop in for an Audio Production workshop from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.! You become the DJ when you learn to use audio editing software. Students are offered hands-on lessons in audio recording. Students are invited to record their own music, poetry, stories, or lyrics while learning about the recording process at the same time.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-234-9603

Location: Hansborough Recreation Center

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2018-02-13 2018-02-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.81280660000000000, -73.93924480000000000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at J. Hood Wright Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-j-hood-wright-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-j-hood-wright-media-lab Date: February 13, 2018

Stop by the J. Hood Wright media lab and chat with the Media Education Coordinator between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.!

Ask questions about classes, hours, programming, events, resources and much more! Greenbelt media lab hosts a wide variety of technolgy and media production programming, great for people of all ages and abilities!

Join the media lab for Introducion a la computadora workshop on Monday or Thursday at 6pm! Learn typing and mouse skills, how to open and save files, basic program functions, and introductory internet tools. Workshop also available for Spanish speakers!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-927-1514

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: February 13, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization: Get-Together for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities Date: February 13, 2018

This is an opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication. Staff, family, and college students are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Photo and Video Workshops at Chelsea Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/photo-and-video-workshops-at-chelsea-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/photo-and-video-workshops-at-chelsea-media-lab Date: February 13, 2018

Join Chelsea media lab for an open house from February 12-16, featuring courses in Adobe Premiere, Photography and Media Production!

Join Digital Photography workshops on Monday or Wednesday from 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.! Do you own or are considering purchasing a digital camera but don't know how to use it? Learn to navigate camera functions, improve your photography technique, and upload and share your pictures online!

Develop basic video production skills to craft your own narrative or documentary film using video editing software Premeire Pro! These workshops take place on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.!

In the late afternoons, check out the RecYouth Teen Digital Media Program! Join a community of teens interested in making, thinking about, and pursuing a career in digital media production. You make the media and the rules. Help each other out, put on events, and have fun!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 11:30 am 6:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Brownsville Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-brownsville-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-brownsville-media-lab Date: February 13, 2018

From February 12-17, stop by the Brownsville media lab and take free media or technology classes!

Ask questions about classes, hours, programming, events, resources and much more! Thomas Jefferson Media Lab will host a wide variety of technolgy and media production programming, great for seniors, adults, teens and youth!

On Monday from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., teens can learn about making music! Learn about music as you make and play your own instruments and write your own songs. Learn the basics of beats and rhymes!

On Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m., join the media lab for Hand Talkers workshop. Let’s learn a new language! This workshop will teach you the basics of American Sign Language.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-345-2706

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2018-02-13 2018-02-13 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Celebrates Mardi Gras]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/arts-culture-fun-celebrate-mardi-gras http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/arts-culture-fun-celebrate-mardi-gras Date: February 13, 2018

Join us for a taste of New Orleans with live jazz by Joey Morant and his band.

One of the most exciting and dynamic trumpeters on the scene, Joey Morant brings his thrilling blend of jazz, R&B, and the celebratory sounds of New Orleans to this special Mardi Gras performance. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Morant works in settings from duets to big bands and orchestras, including the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band. He has performed with jazz, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll greats, including Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Lionel Hampton, and James Brown. He electrifies audiences with his dazzling horn technique, skillful scat singing, and humorous asides.

Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America, with partial support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a60cb4f6c638.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic Date: February 13, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Come out and get ready to prepare yourself for the 2018 Senior Games, for seniors aged 50 and older. This new game brings more excitement along with healthy competition to this year's games.

Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center (in John J Carty Park)

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B210W John J Carty Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: February 13, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/kids-le-petit-art Date: February 13, 2018

Kids create adorable miniature art to use, or give as gifts. Parents and kids may participate together. (Ages 6-12 years)

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder... ACEO
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder...Character Shaker

February - Cardboard-Painted Heart
February - Cardboard Magical Moonballs

March - 3D Illusion Art Down That Hole
March - 3D Heart

Start time: 2:30 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 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: February 13, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[BFF Teen Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/bff-teen-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/bff-teen-dance Date: February 13, 2018

You and your BFF can dance the night away! Request your favorite song with our in-house DJ!

This event is free and open to teens, ages 13 through 17.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7485d964570.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: February 13, 2018

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 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7952b1fd6.jpg Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Mardi Gras: College Skate Nights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/mardi-gras-college-skate-nights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/mardi-gras-college-skate-nights Date: February 13, 2018

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Celebrate Fat Tuesday at The Rink, where we are hosting one of the biggest bashes north of New Orleans. It’s a special Mardi Gras-themed edition of College Skate Nights, and every pair of skaters showing a valid college ID gets 2-for-1 skate rental.

The Rink will be lit in traditional Mardi Gras colors – green, purple and yellow – and the music will be jazz from the Big Easy.

Assemble your own krewe and don some beads for our photo booths. We will be giving away beads, masks and music makers!

Part of the College Skate Nights program.

Photo credit: Jane Kratochvil

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bank of America Winter Village (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7c828f59e09.jpg Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: February 13, 2018

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. 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: (646) 632-7344

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2018-02-13 2018-02-13 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/13/wheelchair-basketball Date: February 13, 2018

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. It's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-02-13 2018-02-13 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0f6cadfa8b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[Manhattan Open House 2018]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/manhattan-open-house-2018 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/manhattan-open-house-2018 Date: February 14, 2018

Manhattan Recreation Open House 2018 offers you over 400 FREE fitness classes and other activities.

During this week, New Yorkers can try out any of the city’s 13 Manhattan recreation centers for free.

From February 11-17, you can use our facilities, swim in our pools, and take free classes.

Take advantage of the best fitness deal in New York City!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 212.408.0243

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center,Tony Dapolito Recreation Center,Chelsea Recreation Center,J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park),Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park),Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park),Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park),Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park),Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park),Recreation Center 54,Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground),Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground),Hansborough Recreation Center

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M063, M103, M260, M099, M037, M014, M047, M033, M058, M164, M194 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, Chelsea Recreation Center, J. Hood Wright Park, Highbridge Park, Jackie Robinson Park, Thomas Jefferson Park, Hamilton Fish Park, Marcus Garvey Park, Asser Levy Playground, Alfred E. Smith Playground 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 8:00 am 9:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000; 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000; 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000; 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000; 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000; 40.82419967651367000, -73.94249725341797000; 40.79349899291992000, -73.93669891357422000; 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000; 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000; 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000; 40.73609924316406000, -73.97570037841797000; 40.71070098876953000, -73.99669647216797000; 40.81280660000000000, -73.93924480000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a78d96dea3cb.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 10:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Greenbelt Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-greenbelt-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-greenbelt-media-lab Date: February 14, 2018

Stop by the Greenbelt media lab and chat with the Media Education Coordinator between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.!

Ask questions about classes, hours, programming, events, resources and much more! Greenbelt media lab hosts a wide variety of technolgy and media production programming, great for people of all ages and abilities!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/williamsbridge-oval-recreation-center-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/williamsbridge-oval-recreation-center-open-house Date: February 14, 2018

Keep up with your New Year's resolution and try a workout class at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center. For this week you can try classes like Yoga, Boxing Bootcamp, Spin, and Low Impact Aerobics. These classes are free and open to the public. You should have workout clothes on, sneakers and bring a lock to lock up you stuff. All equipment is provided.

Schedule:
Sunday, February 11, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Shape Up Zumba - This class is open to the public and will get your heart rate up through dancing.

Monday, February 12, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. - Chair Aerobics - Just coming back to working out? This is a great low impact workout.

Tuesday, February 13, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Yoga - Breathing, meditation, and yoga stretches to prepare you for your day.

Tuesday, February 13, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Shape Up Abs & Arms - Crunches, arm curls, and strength training is all part of toning up in this class.

Wednesday, February 14, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Creative Arts - Come alone or with a date for this drawing class.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 9:00 am 8:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a808d83d409e.png Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[St. Mary's Recreation Center Valentine Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/st-marys-recreation-center-valentine-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/st-marys-recreation-center-valentine-open-house Date: February 14, 2018

Bring your Valentine to St. Mary's Recreation Center and enjoy two full days of free recreational activities.

The Open House features:

  • Learn to play sports, including basketball, hockey, ping pong, track and field
  • Seniors 55+ are welcome to participate in senior swim (a bathing suit, swim cap, towel, and a sturdy lock are required)
  • Youth and teens are invited to learn a few hip-hop dance moves
  • Adults 18+ are welcome to utilize our fitness and weight rooms.

Everyone is welcome! Take a peek at our online schedule for program times.

Please note: Visitors must have state photo identification and a sturdy lock.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity Date: February 14, 2018

Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. With elements of swag, spirituality, icons, music, and social justice, the works illustrate self-awareness, identify, motivation, and varying backgrounds and traditions that govern the artists’ lives.

This exhibition is presented with the NYC Parks Ebony Society. The Society has helped organize the annual Black History Month exhibition in the Arsenal Gallery since 1991.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4ba341b918c.jpg Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition Date: February 14, 2018

A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues, from Muddy Waters and B. B. King to Bonny Raitt and Howlin' Wolf.

Soulful, sultry, and redolent of the earthy mix of raw talent, hardship, and enduring creativity inspiring this iconic genre, the collection is part of a larger series of portraits representing Volume 2 of American Music Pioneers.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a59026345425.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up Yoga Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/shape-up-yoga-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/shape-up-yoga-meditation Date: February 14, 2018

This class features exercises for the whole body: functional fitness through meditative yoga for health, well-being, and relaxation.

For adults.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:44:50 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Drawing at the H. H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/drawing-at-the-h-h-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/drawing-at-the-h-h-biddle-house Date: February 14, 2018

Explore and enhance your artistic abilities. Expand your skills with new techniques and mediums. Create intimate drawings of window views out of the historic H. H. Biddle House in Conference House Park. Materials will be provided. Beginners and non-beginners are welcome.

This program is part of the Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology series.

Please note: Space is limited, pre-registration is required. To register, please email francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a57b203b99e5.jpg Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:45:07 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at St. Mary's!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/st-marys-media-lab-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/st-marys-media-lab-open-house Date: February 14, 2018

Join St. Mary's media lab for an open house workshop, featuring courses in Adobe Premiere and Music Production!

Video Production workshop featuring demonstrations using Premiere Pro is from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Develop basic video production skills to craft your own narrative or documentary film using video editing software!

At 5:00 p.m., check out the RecYouth Teen Digital Media Program! Join a community of teens interested in making, thinking about, and pursuing a career in digital media production. You make the media and the rules. Help each other out, put on events, and have fun!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-402-5755

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Thomas Jefferson Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-thomas-jefferson-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-thomas-jefferson-media-lab Date: February 14, 2018

Stop on by the Thomas Jefferson Media Lab and meet your new Media Education Coordinator on Wednesday or Thursday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.!

Ask questions about classes, hours, programming, events, resources and much more! Thomas Jefferson Media Lab will host a wide variety of technolgy and media production programming, great for seniors, adults, teens and youth!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-860-1383

Location: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.93669891357422000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: February 14, 2018

Let's get ready to rumble! As the 2018 Senior Games slowly approaches, get ready to sharpen those skills with our Table Tennis Clinic hosted by McCarren Play Center.

Come out and get ready to train hard for the 2018 Senior Games, for adults ages 50 and older. Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: February 14, 2018

Play chess or checkers? Then come and test your skills at the 2018 NYC Parks Senior Games Board Games Clinic.

Learn the correct rules and challenge others in mini tournaments to get prepared for the Brooklyn Senior Games.

Please note: The first day of this clinic is free. After the first day, a recreation center membership is required to participate in the clinic.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Hamilton Fish Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/hamilton-fish-media-lab-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/hamilton-fish-media-lab-open-house Date: February 14, 2018

From February 12-16, stop by the Hamilton Fish media lab and take free media or technology classes!


On Friday, February 16, from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., join the media lab for a workshop on web design using wix.com! Own a small business? Interested in promoting your photography? Need to create a portfolio to find work? Come in for a FREE web design class using wix.com! At the end of this workshop you will have a simple site created that you can continue to develop on your own!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-387-7688

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center (in Hamilton Fish Park)

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M033 Hamilton Fish Park 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 10:30 am 6:30 pm 40.71979904174805000, -73.98179626464844000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language Date: February 14, 2018

Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use the signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided. (Adults)

Start time: 10:45 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 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Lost Battalion Hall Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-lost-battalion-hall http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-lost-battalion-hall Date: February 14, 2018

From February 12-17, stop by the Lost Battalion Hall media lab and take free media or technology classes!

On Tuesday, receive free one-on-one multimedia help from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and work on your own projects!

On Wednesday, stop by for a Mobile Devices workshop from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.! Work on your resume from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and stand out with a clear, concise, and visually appealing resume. Build or rebuild your resume using Microsoft Word as you learn how to assess and convey your strengths!

Ever wonder about Twitter, Tumblr, Weebly, Google Drive, Facebook, Flickr and You Tube? Join the Social Networking workshop on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. to learn about various forms and methods of information sharing.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at McCarren Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-mccarren-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-mccarren-media-lab Date: February 14, 2018

From February 13-17, stop by the McCarren media lab and take free media or technology classes!

On Tuesday or Wednesday, join the Introduction to Computers workshop from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., and learn the basics of working with Dell or Apple computers! This workshop will give you an introduction to Windows 7 platform, including popular Microsoft Office tools like Excel, PowerPoint or Word!

Photoshop is the most popular image-editing program used by graphic designers, web designers, fine artists and professional photographers. You, too, can harness the power of Photoshop to edit your photos and add artistic touches! Join this workshop on Thursday, from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Al Oerter Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-al-oerter-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-al-oerter-media-lab Date: February 14, 2018

From February 12-16, stop by the Al Oerter media lab and take free media or technology classes!

Meet the Media Education Coordinator, and ask questions about classes, hours, programming, events, resources and more.

Be sure to check out Game Design workshop, part of the RecYouth Teen Digital Media program, on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.! Ever dream of making your own video games? All it takes is a combination of your imagination and dedication to RPG Maker. Your friends can play your game as the heroes you create, traverse dungeons you craft, or thwart the evil plans your villains hatched!

Also, stop in on Monday Wednesday or Friday mornings to learn about the Microsoft Office suite!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 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 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Al Smith Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-al-smith-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-al-smith-media-lab Date: February 14, 2018

From February 12-16, stop by the Al Smith media lab and take free media or technology classes!

On Wednesday, join the media lab for a Mobile Media workshop from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.! Learn about your own technology, smartphones or other devices! Come in and ask about your product. Whether it's a cellphone, laptop, or tablet, a Media Education coordinator can help!

On Friday, stop by the media lab at 11:30 a.m. for a workshop on starting your own business! Develop a business plan through careful planning and financial analysis using basic computer software tools.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-285-0300

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.71070098876953000, -73.99669647216797000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Sunset Media Lab]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-sunset-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-sunset-media-lab Date: February 14, 2018

From February 12-16, stop by the Sunset Park media lab and take free media or technology classes!

Ask questions about classes, hours, programming, events, resources and much more! Sunset Park Media Lab hosts a wide variety of technolgy and media production programming, great for seniors, adults, teens and youth!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:44:57 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Owen Dolen Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-owen-dolen-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-owen-dolen-media-lab Date: February 14, 2018

From February 12-16, stop by the Owen Dolen media lab and take free media or technology classes!

Ask questions about classes, hours, programming, events, resources and much more! Greenbelt media lab hosts a wide variety of technology and media production programming, great for people of all ages and abilities!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-822-4202

Location: Owen Dolen Recreation Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.83940124511719000, -73.84359741210938000 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Tony Dapolito Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-tony-dapolito-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-tony-dapolito-media-lab Date: February 14, 2018

From February 12-16, stop by the Tony Dapolito media lab and take free media or technology classes!

On Tuesday, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., or on Friday from 11:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., visit the Tony Dapolito media lab for a workshop on Adobe Premiere Pro! Develop basic video production skills to craft your own narrative or documentary film using video editing software.

On Thursday, be sure to check out the Adobe Photoshop workshop from 11:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.! Photoshop is the most popular image-editing program used by graphic designers, web designers, fine artists and professional photographers. You, too, can harness the power of Photoshop to edit your photos and add artistic touches.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-242-5418

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at St. John's Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-st-johns-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-st-johns-media-lab Date: February 14, 2018

From February 12-16, stop by the St. John's media lab and take free media or technology classes!

Be sure to stop by on Monday between 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and chat with the Media Education Coordinator about the TechOpps Adobe Certification class! Classes teach industry-standard media making tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere. Once the class is complete, you can pass one test for free through the company, Certiport. Our NYC Parks media labs are registered testing centers. Once you take the test and pass, you will be an Adobe Certified Associate!

Also, make sure to stop by to chat with the Media Education Coordinator about Garden Kitchen Lab program for youth! The Garden Kitchen Lab is a hands-on seasonal program that runs from spring to fall. Children can learn how to start and sustain a food producing garden; reap a harvest while picking up new cooking techniques, and learn the science behind cooking. Through a garden kitchen lab, you can bring the freshness of gardens and artisanal foods to the table.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-771-2787

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Hansborough Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-hansborough-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-hansborough-media-lab Date: February 14, 2018

From February 13-17, come to the Hansborough media lab and take free media or technology classes!

Wednesday: Intro to Web Design w/Wix.com - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Create a free website with Wix.com! Customize with Wix's free website builder, no coding skills needed!

On Thursday, teens can drop in for an Audio Production workshop from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.! You become the DJ when you learn to use audio editing software. Students are offered hands-on lessons in audio recording. Students are invited to record their own music, poetry, stories, or lyrics while learning about the recording process at the same time.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-234-9603

Location: Hansborough Recreation Center

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2018-02-14 2018-02-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.81280660000000000, -73.93924480000000000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at J. Hood Wright Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-j-hood-wright-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-j-hood-wright-media-lab Date: February 14, 2018

Stop by the J. Hood Wright media lab and chat with the Media Education Coordinator between the hours of 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.!

Ask questions about classes, hours, programming, events, resources and much more! Greenbelt media lab hosts a wide variety of technolgy and media production programming, great for people of all ages and abilities!

Join the media lab for Introducion a la computadora workshop on Monday or Thursday at 6pm! Learn typing and mouse skills, how to open and save files, basic program functions, and introductory internet tools. Workshop also available for Spanish speakers!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-927-1514

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Photo and Video Workshops at Chelsea Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/photo-and-video-workshops-at-chelsea-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/photo-and-video-workshops-at-chelsea-media-lab Date: February 14, 2018

Join Chelsea media lab for an open house from February 12-16, featuring courses in Adobe Premiere, Photography and Media Production!

Join Digital Photography workshops on Monday or Wednesday from 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.! Do you own or are considering purchasing a digital camera but don't know how to use it? Learn to navigate camera functions, improve your photography technique, and upload and share your pictures online!

Develop basic video production skills to craft your own narrative or documentary film using video editing software Premeire Pro! These workshops take place on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.!

In the late afternoons, check out the RecYouth Teen Digital Media Program! Join a community of teens interested in making, thinking about, and pursuing a career in digital media production. You make the media and the rules. Help each other out, put on events, and have fun!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 11:30 am 6:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/adults-le-petit-art Date: February 14, 2018

Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art. Participnts will learn how to create miniature pieces. They will learn miniature pieces can be quite detailed and take time to create. Participants are encouraged to take their time and concentrate on creating a fully-developed piece.

Adults of all ages, including seniors, are welcome.

Themes

January - ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) 2.5" x 3.5": Create work inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Mini Valentine-Inspired Work on Cardboard
February - Mini Poetry Book: Write your own or favorite poem or phrase to carry with you
March - Still Life on Cardboard inspired by the season. Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas.

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 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Free Media and Technology Workshops at Brownsville Media Lab!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-brownsville-media-lab http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/free-media-and-technology-workshops-at-brownsville-media-lab Date: February 14, 2018

From February 12-17, stop by the Brownsville media lab and take free media or technology classes!

Ask questions about classes, hours, programming, events, resources and much more! Thomas Jefferson Media Lab will host a wide variety of technolgy and media production programming, great for seniors, adults, teens and youth!

On Monday from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., teens can learn about making music! Learn about music as you make and play your own instruments and write your own songs. Learn the basics of beats and rhymes!

On Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m., join the media lab for Hand Talkers workshop. Let’s learn a new language! This workshop will teach you the basics of American Sign Language.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-345-2706

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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<![CDATA[Recycle-to-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/recycletoart Date: February 14, 2018

Participants will create cute arts and crafts projects to keep, or give as a gift to their favorite person. (Ages 6 – 12 years old).

Schedule

  • January Key - Wind Chime Make: an eco-friendly wind chime out of keys.
  • February - Cardboard Owl Craft
  • March - Rolled and Folded Magazine Paper Project

Start time: 2:30 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 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Hearts and Crafts Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/hearts-and-crafts-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/hearts-and-crafts-day Date: February 14, 2018

Join NYC Parks in an afternoon of fun and love! Families will create special Valentine's Day-themed crafts for each other and loved ones, from simple hearts and cards to more elaborate crafts.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 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 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Love in the Parlors A Valentine in Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/love-in-the-parlors-a-valentine-in-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/love-in-the-parlors-a-valentine-in-concert Date: February 14, 2018

The Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society presents lush, romantic vocal music of the world’s greatest 19th-century composers performed in the Museum’s elegant Greek Revival double parlor. Singers Anthony Bellov, Amy Gluck, Jane Elizabeth Rady, and Dayle Vander Sande perform rarely heard gems by Schubert, Brahms, Duparc, Dvorak, Amy Beach, Johann Strauss II, and others.

About the Event

  • 75 minutes. Very limited capacity.
  • $50, VIP $60 (first two rows), $30 MHM Members.
  • Pre-concert Reception, 6 p.m.: Join us for light hors d’oeuvres and a glass of bubbly in our cozy, candlelit 1850s kitchen before the concert. $25, $15 MHM Members.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/14/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team1 Date: February 14, 2018

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. 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 2018-02-14 2018-02-14 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:44 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: February 15, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-02-15 2018-02-15 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST