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 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:55:19 GMT <![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: March 18, 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: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f755812c10.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at North Shore Esplanade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/its-my-park-at-north-shore-esplanade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/its-my-park-at-north-shore-esplanade Date: March 18, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths as they clean and beautify the North Shore Esplanade. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: 78 Richmond Terrace

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2018-03-18 2018-03-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.64462100000000000, -74.07700500000000000 Mon, 26 Feb 2018 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Spring Prep Beautification Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/fort-tryon-park-spring-prep-beautification-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/fort-tryon-park-spring-prep-beautification-day Date: March 18, 2018

Join the Friends Committee to clear out winter clutter from slopes and planting beds, and prep soil for planting! Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting, weeding, and more!

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Tools and gloves will be provided. Sign in with the Friends Committee at the Margaret Corbin Circle Entrance to the Heather Garden.

Groups must RSVP by emailing info@FortTryonParkTrust.org by March 13.

Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a997186701e1.jpg Fri, 02 Mar 2018 10:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Suminagashi and Orizomegami Papers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/family-art-project-suminagashi-and-orizomegami-papers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/family-art-project-suminagashi-and-orizomegami-papers Date: March 18, 2018

Learn the Japanese art of paper marbling and dying in this easy workshop presented by Winter Workspace artist Austin Thomas. Lightly touch the surface of water with a brush for a floating-ink effect, or fold ink-absorbent paper to create fantastic geometric designs. You will marvel at these two ancient techniques.

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 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a74841aca30c.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights Date: March 18, 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 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Women's History Month: Gravesend Cemetery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/womens-history-monthgravesend-cemetery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/womens-history-monthgravesend-cemetery-tour Date: March 18, 2018

Dating back to 1643, Gravesend Cemetery is the final resting place of many prominent early residents of old Brooklyn. Join the Urban Park Rangers on this historic tour of Gravesend Cemetery and learn about Lady Deborah Moody and her connections to Gravesend.

Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on March 7.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Gravesend Cemetery

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2018-03-18 2018-03-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.59519958496094000, -73.97350311279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a85ecc006a3f.jpg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Native American Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/native-american-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/native-american-games Date: March 18, 2018

Join the Urban Park Rangers for a fun afternoon of games and a little history about Native American games.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Chapin Parkway and 85th Avenue (in Captain Tilly Park)

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Q052 Captain Tilly Park 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.71210098266600000, -73.79889678955100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a85ec1b7d0ff.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Family Cooking Class: 15-Minute Meals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/family-cooking-class-15minute-meals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/family-cooking-class-15minute-meals Date: March 18, 2018

Join Allergic to Salad for a monthly series of vegetarian cooking classes for the whole family. Learn how to prep 15-minute meals, big batches of vegetables and pantry staples once a week to use in a number of different nutritious and easily adaptable weeknight courses. For all ages; children must be accompanied by participating adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-03-18 2018-03-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7b62bd281ed.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lt. Lia Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground Date: March 18, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths as they clean and beautify Lt. Lia Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: Wall Street and St. Marks Place (in Lt. Lia Playground)

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R111 Lt. Lia Playground 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64333096315300000, -74.07913684845000000 Mon, 26 Feb 2018 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/its-my-park-at-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/its-my-park-at-inwood-hill-park Date: March 18, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Chabad of Inwood to do some general clean up at Inwood Hill Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (301) 807-2529

Location: 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.87301326773800000, -73.91845285892400000 Mon, 26 Feb 2018 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Skyline Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/its-my-park-at-skyline-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/its-my-park-at-skyline-playground Date: March 18, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths as they clean and beautify Skyline Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: Clyde Place and Prospect Avenue (in Skyline Playground)

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R123 Skyline Playground 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.63980198533700000, -74.09018931486700000 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Take Michelle to Work (Michelle Obama Doll Making Workshop)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/take-michelle-to-work-michelle-obama-doll-making-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/take-michelle-to-work-michelle-obama-doll-making-workshop Date: March 18, 2018

Inspired by Take Our Daughters to Work Day, this art project asks you to create fabric dolls of a young Michelle Obama and take them to work with you on Take Our Daughters to Work Day (April 26th). This is part of a series designed by artist Aisha Cousins to document important but overlooked aspects of black life during the Obama era. By taking the dolls to work and posting about it on social media with #TakeMichelletoWork, you can draw attention to the career Michelle sacrificed in order to help her husband pursue his. The project aims to remind people of the many other ways black women are asked to choose between "what is best for women" and "what is best for the race."

Photos of your doll will also be considered for inclusion in OSH’s upcoming exhibition Home Front, opening April 19. Workshop participants can also view our current exhibition Icons in Their Own Right: Portraits by Makeba Rainey, featuring portraits of the Obamas alongside other African-American icons.

Space is limited to only take 10 participants ages 16 and up. Please RSVP at Brown Paper Tickets to reserve your spot.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

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

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.67293930053711000, -73.98460388183594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa968d660826.jpg Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: March 18, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. This program will teach participants about the basics of coyote biology and the best tips for coexisting with coyotes in our urban environment.

This program will focus on an oft-misunderstood newcomer to the New York City area: coyotes.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[The Forts of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/the-forts-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/the-forts-of-central-park Date: March 18, 2018

Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812. Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, before this area was part of Central Park.

Join our Urban Park Rangers and learn the history of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1444

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a85ef7b17274.jpg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:44:56 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/nature-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/nature-scavenger-hunt Date: March 18, 2018

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug form the world to clear your head.

On this family-friendly nature scavenger hunt with the Urban Park Rangers, we'll explore the hidden treasures of Blue Heron Park.

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 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a85ed7b8a297.jpg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/winter-workspace-dropin-sunday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/winter-workspace-dropin-sunday Date: March 18, 2018

Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-In Sunday. This year’s Session 2 artists are Michele Brody, Tamara Kostianovsky, Athena LaTocha,Maika’i Tubbs and two New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellows, Ashton Agbomenou and Yelaine Rodriguez.

Pictured Above: Maika‘i Tubbs, Underneath My Skin, 2017, SCOBY, marine plastic collected from Kahuku Beach on O‘ahu, Hawai'i, 42 in x 120 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7484527c1d0.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: March 18, 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 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 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/2018/03/18/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: March 18, 2018

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

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 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a747b5faad6c.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/central-park-tour-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/central-park-tour-the-north-woods Date: March 18, 2018

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.

Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

Details

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills and stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10) To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a835a60ae9be.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Natural Impact]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/exhibition-natural-impact http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/exhibition-natural-impact Date: March 19, 2018

The tension between mankind and Mother Nature has long been a disturbing battleground. There is a tendency to level the ground and bulldoze over anything in our way—often realizing after the fact that we built too big, too bold, and too quickly.

In “Natural Impact,” the new exhibit on view at NYC Parks’ Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, visual artists highlight the ingenuity and absurdity of this cycle through their work. Artists look at how nature sneaks back into our precisely constructed world and either softens the edges, or abruptly overwhelms them.

Curated by D. Dominick Lombardi, “Natural Impact” features a variety of mediums including painting, screenprints, and sculpture, from artists Tim Daly, Lina Puerta, Brant Moorefield, Cecilia Whittaker Doe, Dominick Rapone, and Jodie Mim Goodnough.

This exhibition is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

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 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ed9a8aacea.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: March 19, 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 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: March 19, 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 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: March 19, 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 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: March 19, 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: 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 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[Downtown Brooklyn Stop 'N' Swap]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/downtown-brooklyn-stop-n-swap http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/downtown-brooklyn-stop-n-swap Date: March 19, 2018

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-7913

Location: Brooklyn Borough Hall

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2018-03-19 2018-03-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69284420000000000, -73.99030300000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aac1b4878684.jpg Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: March 19, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: March 19, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Prepare for the 2018 NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games with this pickleball clinic.

Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in a healthy and friendly competition, practice, learn new tricks, and so much more.

Please note: The first day of the clinic is free. A recreation center membership is required after the first day of the clinic.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe6bd8596.jpg Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic Date: March 19, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 19, 2018

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer.

Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in here! (Pre-registration not required)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: March 19, 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: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: March 20, 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 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 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[2018 Senior Games Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic Date: March 20, 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 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbdc2a4dee.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz Date: March 20, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents Be: Women of Color Exhibition, for Women’s History Month!

Artist Walter Cruz's exhibition, Be: Women of Color, is a collection of acrylic works that depict women living their everyday lives. The simplified forms serve as a slightly blank slate for viewers to imagine themselves as the subjects. Complimentary colors have been chosen as the palettes to create a welcoming presence within each piece.

We are reflections of each other. Let's hold one another as such.

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 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a96d692092e9.jpg Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Natural Impact]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/exhibition-natural-impact http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/exhibition-natural-impact Date: March 20, 2018

The tension between mankind and Mother Nature has long been a disturbing battleground. There is a tendency to level the ground and bulldoze over anything in our way—often realizing after the fact that we built too big, too bold, and too quickly.

In “Natural Impact,” the new exhibit on view at NYC Parks’ Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, visual artists highlight the ingenuity and absurdity of this cycle through their work. Artists look at how nature sneaks back into our precisely constructed world and either softens the edges, or abruptly overwhelms them.

Curated by D. Dominick Lombardi, “Natural Impact” features a variety of mediums including painting, screenprints, and sculpture, from artists Tim Daly, Lina Puerta, Brant Moorefield, Cecilia Whittaker Doe, Dominick Rapone, and Jodie Mim Goodnough.

This exhibition is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

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 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ed9a8aacea.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic Date: March 20, 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 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic2 Date: March 20, 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.

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: March 20, 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 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle-to-Art: Decorative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/upcycletoart-decorative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/upcycletoart-decorative-arts Date: March 20, 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 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization: Get-Together for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities Date: March 20, 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 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic Date: March 20, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? As the 2018 Senior Games slowly approaches, sharpen those skills with our shuffleboard clinic hosted by Brownsville Recreation Center. Work with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills for the 2018 Senior Games.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2018-03-20 2018-03-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: March 20, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Tompkinsville Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park Date: March 20, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Island Voice as they clean and beautify Tompkinsville Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 273-6160

Location: Tompkinsville Park

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R024 Tompkinsville Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.63740158081055000, -74.07640075683594000 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: March 20, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Prepare for the 2018 NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games with this pickleball clinic.

Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in a healthy and friendly competition, practice, learn new tricks, and so much more.

Please note: The first day of the clinic is free. A recreation center membership is required after the first day of the clinic.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe6bd8596.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic1 Date: March 20, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Come out and show off those great shuffleboard skills in preparation for the 2018 Senior Games. Compete wih other members and learn skills while you prepare for the games of your lives!

Please note: the first day of the clinic is free. To participate in the clinic after the first day, you'll need a Recreation Center Membership.

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 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Swimming Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic Date: March 20, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Senior Games kicks off with preparatory clinics ahead of a week-long competition on May 7-11, 2018.

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: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.71509933471680000, -73.96050262451172000 Fri, 09 Mar 2018 16:44:59 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic Date: March 20, 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 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: March 20, 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.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.
Terrain: A few hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/kids-le-petit-art Date: March 20, 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 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Equinox Salamander Sleuth Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/spring-equinox-salamander-sleuth-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/spring-equinox-salamander-sleuth-hike Date: March 20, 2018

Discover the important role that salamanders play in an ecosystem. We will identify, track, and document the unique salamander species that call the Central Greenbelt home. Ages 8+.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 12:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Microbes and Fungi: The Life of the Soil Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/microbes-and-fungi-the-life-of-the-soil-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/microbes-and-fungi-the-life-of-the-soil-party Date: March 20, 2018

Get to know the soil in your garden. If we take care of the soil, the soil will take care of our plants and crops. Meet the microbes and other members of the soil food web who recycle nutrients and share best practices for soil care.

Please note: Pre-registration is required. Register on Eventbrite or call (212) 602-5300.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2018-03-20 2018-03-20 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.71048049702100000, -74.00351333618200000 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:29:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Winter Poetry with Wesleyan University Press]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/bryant-park-reading-room-winter-poetry-with-wesleyan-university-press http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/bryant-park-reading-room-winter-poetry-with-wesleyan-university-press Date: March 20, 2018

Join us for the Bryant Park Reading Room Winter Poetry Series. Poetry readings are on the third Tuesday of each month through April. This month is presented in partnership with Wesleyan University Press.

Contemporary award-winning poets present their most recent work for the pleasure of listening to outstanding literary accomplishment.

Kinokuniya Bookstore provides the warm, library-like environment, with shelves stuffed with books (available for purchase of course) where you'll meet with other aficionados of poetry.

Featuring poets: Shane McCrae, Sarah Blake, Kerri Webster, Gina Athena Ulysse, and Miranda Field

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Kinokuniya Bookstore

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2018-03-20 2018-03-20 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.75421720000000000, -73.98510200000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a626dfd29975.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: March 20, 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 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 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[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: March 20, 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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2018-03-20 2018-03-20 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/2018/03/20/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/wheelchair-basketball Date: March 20, 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 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 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[Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz Date: March 21, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents Be: Women of Color Exhibition, for Women’s History Month!

Artist Walter Cruz's exhibition, Be: Women of Color, is a collection of acrylic works that depict women living their everyday lives. The simplified forms serve as a slightly blank slate for viewers to imagine themselves as the subjects. Complimentary colors have been chosen as the palettes to create a welcoming presence within each piece.

We are reflections of each other. Let's hold one another as such.

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 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a96d692092e9.jpg Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic3 Date: March 21, 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: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.71509933471680000, -73.96050262451172000 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:30:08 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Natural Impact]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/exhibition-natural-impact http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/exhibition-natural-impact Date: March 21, 2018

The tension between mankind and Mother Nature has long been a disturbing battleground. There is a tendency to level the ground and bulldoze over anything in our way—often realizing after the fact that we built too big, too bold, and too quickly.

In “Natural Impact,” the new exhibit on view at NYC Parks’ Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, visual artists highlight the ingenuity and absurdity of this cycle through their work. Artists look at how nature sneaks back into our precisely constructed world and either softens the edges, or abruptly overwhelms them.

Curated by D. Dominick Lombardi, “Natural Impact” features a variety of mediums including painting, screenprints, and sculpture, from artists Tim Daly, Lina Puerta, Brant Moorefield, Cecilia Whittaker Doe, Dominick Rapone, and Jodie Mim Goodnough.

This exhibition is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

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 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ed9a8aacea.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Collage at the H. H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/arts-culture-fun-collage-at-the-h-h-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/arts-culture-fun-collage-at-the-h-h-biddle-house Date: March 21, 2018

For beginners and non-beginners, create collages from unique and interesting materials. Experiment with different papers, techniques and ideas to create spirited and innovative collages while learning about color, composition, texture, shape and execution. Develop your own personal style and get inspired from viewing works from modern masters: Pablo Picasso, Kurt Schwitters, Hannah Hoch, Henri Matisse, Jane Frank and more. Materials will be provided.

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 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9023f73fc56.jpg Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic1 Date: March 21, 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: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: March 21, 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 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: March 21, 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 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language Date: March 21, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: March 21, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/adults-le-petit-art Date: March 21, 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 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic2 Date: March 21, 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.

Please note: This program has 2 sessions: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. You can attend one, or both!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:30:07 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 Date: March 21, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Prepare for the 2018 NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games with this pickleball clinic.

Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in a healthy and friendly competition, practice, learn new tricks, and so much more.

Please note: The first day of the clinic is free. A recreation center membership is required after the first day of the clinic.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe6bd8596.jpg Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 21, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: A few inclines and some stairs.
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-to-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/recycletoart Date: March 21, 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 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: March 21, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Prepare for the 2018 NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games with this pickleball clinic.

Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in a healthy and friendly competition, practice, learn new tricks, and so much more.

Please note: The first day of the clinic is free. A recreation center membership is required after the first day of the clinic.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

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

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B210W John J Carty Park 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe2d836a8.jpg Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Hill Street Stapleton Garden Planning Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/hill-street-stapleton-garden-planning-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/hill-street-stapleton-garden-planning-meeting Date: March 21, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to severe weather. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

GreenThumb invites you to a planning meeting to help create a new pop-up, temporary community garden on Hill Street in Stapleton, Staten Island. Help us build a strong group structure, rules, and membership procedures for the garden as we work towards opening the garden!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: New York Public Library Stapleton Branch

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2018-03-21 2018-03-21 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.62626280000000000, -74.07790480000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6e2d1f330d.jpg Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Plant a DIY Sub-Irrigated Window Box]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/plant-a-diy-subirrigated-window-box http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/plant-a-diy-subirrigated-window-box Date: March 21, 2018

Almost any container can be converted into a water-wise, sub-irrigated planter. Learn how, with the right plant choices, you can keep your sill looking lush with less work and up to 80% less water than a traditional window box!

Please note: Pre-registration required at Brooklyn Botanic Garden's website.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 623-7250

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.66759872436523400, -73.96179962158203000 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:29:57 EST
<![CDATA[Timothy Young: Paper Trails, Writers and Gardens in the Archives]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/timothy-young-paper-trailswriters-and-gardens-in-the-archives http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/timothy-young-paper-trailswriters-and-gardens-in-the-archives Date: March 21, 2018

The stories of great gardens are told in their physical presence—and on paper. Archives show the planning and execution of gardens through journals and sketches. They also reveal the philosophy of the gardener. This lecture focuses on the archival legacies of several 20th-century writers and artists who built gardens, including Vita Sackville-West, Robert Dash and Rupert Barneby and Dwight Ripley. Timothy Young holds the title of Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts at Beinecke Library at Yale University.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: NY School of Interior Design

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2018-03-21 2018-03-21 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.76869964599609400, -73.96230316162110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7484ac99d15.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team1 Date: March 21, 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 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 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/2018/03/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: March 22, 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 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 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[2018 Senior Games Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic Date: March 22, 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 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbdc2a4dee.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Natural Impact]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/exhibition-natural-impact http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/exhibition-natural-impact Date: March 22, 2018

The tension between mankind and Mother Nature has long been a disturbing battleground. There is a tendency to level the ground and bulldoze over anything in our way—often realizing after the fact that we built too big, too bold, and too quickly.

In “Natural Impact,” the new exhibit on view at NYC Parks’ Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, visual artists highlight the ingenuity and absurdity of this cycle through their work. Artists look at how nature sneaks back into our precisely constructed world and either softens the edges, or abruptly overwhelms them.

Curated by D. Dominick Lombardi, “Natural Impact” features a variety of mediums including painting, screenprints, and sculpture, from artists Tim Daly, Lina Puerta, Brant Moorefield, Cecilia Whittaker Doe, Dominick Rapone, and Jodie Mim Goodnough.

This exhibition is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

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 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ed9a8aacea.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz Date: March 22, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents Be: Women of Color Exhibition, for Women’s History Month!

Artist Walter Cruz's exhibition, Be: Women of Color, is a collection of acrylic works that depict women living their everyday lives. The simplified forms serve as a slightly blank slate for viewers to imagine themselves as the subjects. Complimentary colors have been chosen as the palettes to create a welcoming presence within each piece.

We are reflections of each other. Let's hold one another as such.

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 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a96d692092e9.jpg Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Swimming Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic Date: March 22, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Senior Games kicks off with preparatory clinics ahead of a week-long competition on May 7-11, 2018.

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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2018-03-22 2018-03-22 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/greenbelt-peepers Date: March 22, 2018

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, 2-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9965153d7e2.png Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: March 22, 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 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: March 22, 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 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 Date: March 22, 2018

Play chess or checkers? Then come and test your skills at the 2018 NYC Parks Senior Games Board Games clinic hosted by Red Hook Recreation Center.

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: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/special-express-arts Date: March 22, 2018

Artists will be creating a mixed media art using construction paper, magazine cutouts, cloth, string, acrylic paint, and glue. We will be providing these materials. We advise that participants bring any other materials they might like to use (like any magazine images or computer printouts along with any small objects they would like to incorporate into their collage).

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder Collage using mixed media
January - Create Mixed Media Winter Village Landscape

February - Create Mix Media Mosaic Hearts
February - Create Mix Media Pop Up Hearts

March - Paintings of Fruits Using Paint and Q-Tips. Each artist will select a picture of fruit to make
March - Create mixed media abstract painting using circlular shapes with Q-Tips and straws

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: March 22, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)
To purchase tickets, please click here

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds Date: March 22, 2018

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

Please note: Space is limited; registration is requested. To register, please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9966ab1f109.png Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic Date: March 22, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Come out and show off those great shuffleboard skills in preparation for the 2018 Senior Games. Compete wih other members and learn skills while you prepare for the games of your lives!

Please note: the first day of the clinic is free. To participate in the clinic after the first day, you'll need a Recreation Center Membership.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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2018-03-22 2018-03-22 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: March 22, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Prepare for the 2018 NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games with this pickleball clinic.

Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in a healthy and friendly competition, practice, learn new tricks, and so much more.

Please note: The first day of the clinic is free. A recreation center membership is required after the first day of the clinic.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe53c12ae.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:51 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 Date: March 22, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Prepare for the 2018 NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games with this pickleball clinic.

Pickleball is a super fun, low-impact paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. Join us to engage in a healthy and friendly competition, practice, learn new tricks, and so much more.

Please note: The first day of the clinic is free. A recreation center membership is required after the first day of the clinic.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe6bd8596.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Swimming Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic2 Date: March 22, 2018

Got skills and are 50+ years old? Senior Games kicks off with preparatory clinics ahead of a week-long competition on May 7-11, 2018.

Come out and get ready to train hard! 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: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2018-03-22 2018-03-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 22, 2018

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer.

Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue). Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: A few stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Register in advance for easiest check-in here! (Pre-registration not required)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Tours Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/kids-imaginative-arts Date: March 22, 2018

Kids will learn various techniques for creating imaginative arts, including Kirigami, Collage, Tissue Work, Pointillism, and 3D Illusion. Drop in for a program, or try them all!

  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... on Cardboard
  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... Silhouettes & Abstracts
  • February: Valentines Kirigami Greeting Cards
  • February: 3D Illusion Wavy Heart
  • March: Painted Rocks Pointillism
  • March: Painted Rocks Nature

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 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:15:12 EST
<![CDATA[Mekong Group Music Class - Dan Tranh]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/mekong-group-music-class-da-tranh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/mekong-group-music-class-da-tranh Date: March 22, 2018

Mekong Arts and Music (MAM) will be teaching a beginner's course of Dan Tranh, a 16-string Vietnamese zither. Instructed by Ngo Thanh Nhan and Anh Thu Phan for children and adults.

Recital scheduled for May 17.

Start time: 3:30 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 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:14:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Kym Lawrence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/arts-culture-fun-jazz-with-vinnie-knight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/arts-culture-fun-jazz-with-vinnie-knight Date: March 22, 2018

Please note: Unfortunately, Vinne Knight is ill and can't perform. Subbing for Vinnie Knight is the great Jazz and Blues vocalist, Kym Lawrence!

Join us for 12 weeks of live jazz and blues concerts!

Every Thursday night, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center

  • 3/1 & 3/22 – Vinnie Knight – Masterful jazz and blues vocalist, originally from Harlem, celebrated around the world
  • 3/8 & 3/29 – Whitney Marchelle – Ace performer, vocalist, songwriter, recording artist with "an appealingly scorched soul-jazz sound" (Jazztimes)
  • 3/15 & 4/5 – Paula Hampton – Swinging drummer/bandleader, from one of the great jazz families

Every Thursday mid-day, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., at Hansborough Recreation Center

  • 4/12 & 5/3 – Phil Young – Drummer and leader of "the Harlem Hip" -- as recently seen in The New Yorker
  • 4/19 & 5/10 – George Braith – Hard-swinging underground legend of the saxophone and his own invention, the sopralto Braithophone
  • 4/26 & 5/17 – Ray Mantilla – Legendary conga player brings his exciting jazz/latin quartet

The events are free but let us know you're coming:

Pelham Fritz RSVP to jazzseriespf.eventbrite.com.

Hansborough RSVP to jazzserieshb.eventbrite.com.

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: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/22/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: March 22, 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.

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: United Nations Ave South Entrance (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-03-22 2018-03-22 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74265728919200000, -73.84999632835400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7ee8bce18.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:06 EST
<![CDATA[Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz Date: March 23, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center proudly presents Be: Women of Color Exhibition, for Women’s History Month!

Artist Walter Cruz's exhibition, Be: Women of Color, is a collection of acrylic works that depict women living their everyday lives. The simplified forms serve as a slightly blank slate for viewers to imagine themselves as the subjects. Complimentary colors have been chosen as the palettes to create a welcoming presence within each piece.

We are reflections of each other. Let's hold one another as such.

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 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a96d692092e9.jpg Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Natural Impact]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/exhibition-natural-impact http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/exhibition-natural-impact Date: March 23, 2018

The tension between mankind and Mother Nature has long been a disturbing battleground. There is a tendency to level the ground and bulldoze over anything in our way—often realizing after the fact that we built too big, too bold, and too quickly.

In “Natural Impact,” the new exhibit on view at NYC Parks’ Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, visual artists highlight the ingenuity and absurdity of this cycle through their work. Artists look at how nature sneaks back into our precisely constructed world and either softens the edges, or abruptly overwhelms them.

Curated by D. Dominick Lombardi, “Natural Impact” features a variety of mediums including painting, screenprints, and sculpture, from artists Tim Daly, Lina Puerta, Brant Moorefield, Cecilia Whittaker Doe, Dominick Rapone, and Jodie Mim Goodnough.

This exhibition is FREE and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

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 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ed9a8aacea.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the AXIS Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project Date: March 23, 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: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 646-632-7344

Location: Hansborough Recreation Center

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2018-03-23 2018-03-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81280660000000000, -73.93924480000000000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: March 23, 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 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 Date: March 23, 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 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/23/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: March 23, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2018-03-23 2018-03-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbf6dbedcb.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST