NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 01 May 2017 02:32:51 GMT <![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: March 30, 2017

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

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

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

Related Events

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-30 2017-03-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/greenbelt-peepers Date: March 30, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-30 2017-03-30 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: March 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-03-30 2017-03-30 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: March 30, 2017

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-30 2017-03-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: March 30, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-30 2017-03-30 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/special-express-arts-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/special-express-arts-2 Date: March 30, 2017

Engaging special needs adults through art for self expression. Groups must schedule in advance to participate, as space is limited.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-30 2017-03-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:45:23 EST
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: March 30, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-30 2017-03-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Creative 3D Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/creative-3d-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/30/creative-3d-arts Date: March 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

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

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

Panel Moderator: Erika Svendsen, US Forest Service

Panelists

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

Please register.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pace University

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

All are welcome to watch.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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

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

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

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

Related Events

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-31 2017-03-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: March 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-03-31 2017-03-31 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: March 31, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-03-31 2017-03-31 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-31 2017-03-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Staaten Shores Exhibit: A Photographic Journey of Our Maritime Boundary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary Date: March 31, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 596-7731

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-03-31 2017-03-31 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5888fe3b1996f.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Multimedia Arts: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/multimedia-artsadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/multimedia-artsadults Date: March 31, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-31 2017-03-31 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Art By You: Paint Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/art-by-you-paint-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/31/art-by-you-paint-night Date: March 31, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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

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

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

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

Imani Uzuri performs!

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 610-3699

Location: Central Lawn (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 7:30 am 9:00 am 40.69038712179300000, -73.97445058822600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bef4569227b.JPG Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 561-6831

Location: Volunteer Meeting Location (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 8:00 am 2:00 pm 40.62715524114100000, -74.09199488163000000 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park 150th Anniversary Opening Weekend]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/prospect-park-150th-anniversary-opening-weekend http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/prospect-park-150th-anniversary-opening-weekend Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 8:00 am 8:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c2d1188859a.jpg Sat, 01 Apr 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Raymond Bush Playground

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

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 815-8765

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

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

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.67293930053711000, -73.98460388183594000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Jamaica Bay Park Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/jamaica-bay-park-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/jamaica-bay-park-tree-planting Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

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

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.61360168457031000, -73.76740264892578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9e55492ebb.jpg Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

Related Events

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: April 1, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders Date: April 1, 2017

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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

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

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

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

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d0587cdd8c0.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Organic Collagraph Collections]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/family-art-project-organic-collagraph-collections http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/family-art-project-organic-collagraph-collections Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9d3ca347bb.jpg Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Moore Homestead Playground - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-moore-homestead-playground-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-moore-homestead-playground-spring-cleaning Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Comfort Station (in Moore Homestead Playground)

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

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 600-9632

Location: Sumner Playground

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

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 813-9149

Location: Park House (in Eleanor Roosevelt Playground)

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B359 Eleanor Roosevelt Playground 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69275479107200000, -73.93581611915600000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Harvard Playground - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-harvard-playground-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/its-my-park-at-harvard-playground-spring-cleaning Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 723-4451

Location: Harvard Playground

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (904) 415-3849

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (201) 344-6465

Location: Lower Brust Park Entrance (in Brust Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 799-6327

Location: Nautilus Playground

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wakefield Playground

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Adaptive Sports Programming]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/bronx-adaptive-sports-programming http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/bronx-adaptive-sports-programming Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

All equipment will be provided.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c9d55a6ea32.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Queens Farmhouse Museum Children's Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/queens-farm-childrens-carnival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/queens-farm-childrens-carnival Date: April 1, 2017

Join us for a kids' carnival in the apple orchard! Enjoy the spring weather at the farm with assorted carnival rides and children's entertainment. Midway games, hayrides, pony rides, and a seasonal petting zoo will also be available for an additional fee. Food vendors will be at the farm all day. Note: Height rules apply at all rides.

  • Cash only for hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo, and food vendors.
  • This is a popular event, so we recommend arriving early to avoid the crowds! Free on-site event parking available

Children under age 2 may enter carnival area for free unless riding on any rides

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b72eba952b7.JPG Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYCH2O Tour of the Ridgewood Reservior]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/nych2o-tour-of-the-ridgewood-reservior http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/nych2o-tour-of-the-ridgewood-reservior Date: April 1, 2017

NYC H2O is offering free tours of the Ridgewood Reservoir to community members and the public.

The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre natural oasis that straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Built in 1859 to supply the once independent City of Brooklyn with high quality water, it became obsolete with the addition of new reservoirs in the Catskills in the 1950’s and was decommissioned in the 1980’s. Since then, nature took its course in a perfect case study of ecological succession. A lush and dense forest has grown in its two outside basins while a freshwater pond with waterfowl sits in the middle basin.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68619918823200000, -73.88980102539100000 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9d460676df.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: April 1, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Staaten Shores Exhibit: A Photographic Journey of Our Maritime Boundary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 596-7731

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5888fe3b1996f.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Season Extension Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/season-extension-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/season-extension-basics Date: April 1, 2017

Get a jump on spring crops, then stretch your harvest into fall and beyond with season extension techniques. We’ll tour and explore behind the scenes at the beautiful, famous, and productive Children’s Garden at Brooklyn Botanic Garden for a look at cold frames and row cover usage. Bring an empty two-liter bottle or gallon milk jug to create your own mini-greenhouse.

This hands-on class is free with RSVP. To reserve your spot, please email Maureen O’Brien at mobrien@bbg.org or call (718) 6237385.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 6237385

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.66759872436523400, -73.96179962158203000 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Garden Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/spring-garden-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/spring-garden-tours Date: April 1, 2017

Explore seasonal garden highlights at the Queens Botanical Garden with QBG's knowledgeable staff on the first weekend of each month. Tours are drop-in and free with Garden admission.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-04-01 2017-04-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b462046fdee.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-On History: Handkerchief Embroidery and Queens Memories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/handson-history http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/handson-history Date: April 1, 2017

At Rufus King Manor, discover Queens' unique history for yourself. Create a handkerchief just as women of Rufus King’s time would have owned by using simple embroidery techniques to embellish a cotton square. This program is designed for families with children, and you can enjoy free tours of the museum.

From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. join Queens Memory Project to see what Jamaica was like in years past through old maps and images of our neighborhood. We encourage you to bring images of your family in Queens to be scanned and added to the Queens Memory Project database to showcase the recent and modern history of Queens.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c3039e1e93e.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: April 1, 2017

Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the Park through hands-on exploration using Discovery Kits – rugged backpacks filled with kid-friendly binoculars, field guides, and hand lenses.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f9bb26c1f.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel Kids Carnaval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/le-carrousel-kids-carnaval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/le-carrousel-kids-carnaval Date: April 1, 2017

Shake off winter and jump into spring at a special Caribbean/Mardi Gras-style carnival for kids of all ages!

Play mas, do crafts, get your face painted, hear a story or two, or just jump around to the percussive island beats spun by D.J. Flip Bundlez.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75329971313476600, -73.98400115966797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d13372a811e.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/storytime-craft Date: April 1, 2017

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon with a reading of I Can Name 50 Trees Today!: All About Trees by Bonnie Worth, followed by crafting a foldable leaf ID book.

Recommended for ages 10 and younger.

Sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 463-0263

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-04-01 2017-04-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58af3a9ae8e7b.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Amigurumi-Cup-O'-Joy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/crochet-amigurumicupojoy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/crochet-amigurumicupojoy Date: April 1, 2017

Crochet an adorable Amigurumi Cup-O'-Joy tea cup and tea bag.

Materials needed: #4 bright color of your choice yarn for the tea cup and a color for your favorite tea (cherry, mint, lemon, etc) and string, size F crochet hook, tapestry needle,7mm safety eyes, stitch marker, and poly-fill. (Adults)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts: Sun and Moon in Warm and Cool Colors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors Date: April 1, 2017

Create the moon and sun using warm and cool colors to depict each on the page. This program is sutiable for kids ages 6 to 12 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/01/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: April 1, 2017

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-04-01 2017-04-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Prospect Park 150th Anniversary Opening Weekend]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/prospect-park-150th-anniversary-opening-weekend http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/prospect-park-150th-anniversary-opening-weekend Date: April 2, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 8:00 am 8:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c2d1188859a.jpg Sat, 01 Apr 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park Date: April 2, 2017

Please note: this project was rescheduled from April 1 due to weather.

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 561-6831

Location: Volunteer Meeting Location (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 8:00 am 2:00 pm 40.62715524114100000, -74.09199488163000000 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: April 2, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: April 2, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: April 2, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lemon Creek Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/its-my-park-at-lemon-creek-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/its-my-park-at-lemon-creek-park Date: April 2, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Protectors of Pine Oak Woods for the annual cleaning and preparation of the Purple Martin Colony at Lemon Creek Park. We look forward to continuing the tradition of preparing for the arrival of the Purple Martins with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 313-8591

Location: Purple Martin Colony (in Lemon Creek Park)

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R079 Lemon Creek Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.51272829032600000, -74.19876790046700000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: April 2, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Flushing Meadows Corona Park Stewardship Spring Planting Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/fmcp-stewardship-spring-planting-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/fmcp-stewardship-spring-planting-day Date: April 2, 2017

Volunteers weeded in December, and now it’s time to put in the blooms!

Help plant perennials (asters, lobelia, rudbeckia), native grasses, sedges, ferns, and shrubs, and learn best practices for your own gardens or planters at home.

Flushing Meadows Corona Park will provide trowels, shovels, and gardening gloves, but bring your own tools and gloves if you have them, and a bottle of water.

This wonderful day in the great outdoors is co-sponsored by Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please visit allianceforfmcp.org/stewardship or call (718) 760-6561.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6561

Location: World's Fair Boathouse (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.73580169677734400, -73.83845520019531000 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day Date: April 2, 2017

Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, once a month under the supervision of NYC Parks.

All tools and instructions are provided, just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden.

Close-toed shoes are required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVP by emailing John.Kelly@parks.nyc.gov

Groups must RSVP by March 27.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58cff0c98d14c.JPG Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Organic Collagraph Collections]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/family-art-project-organic-collagraph-collections http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/family-art-project-organic-collagraph-collections Date: April 2, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9d4b6470bf.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Juniper Valley Park - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/its-my-park-at-juniper-valley-park-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/its-my-park-at-juniper-valley-park-spring-cleaning Date: April 2, 2017

This It's My Park season, join Earth Citizens Club at Ehrenreich-Austin Playground for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will clean up at Juniper Valley Park, followed by yoga, meditation, and crafts. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 744-5103

Location: Juniper North Playground Tennis (in Juniper Valley Park),Playground (in Juniper Valley Park)

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.72069931030273400, -73.87689971923828000; 40.72002229824100000, -73.87775158882100000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Harvard Playground - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/its-my-park-at-harvard-playground-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/its-my-park-at-harvard-playground-spring-cleaning Date: April 2, 2017

Please note: this event was postponed from April 1 due to weather.

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 723-4451

Location: Harvard Playground

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Q120 Harvard Playground 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.70912027340000000, -73.78158332710000000 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Nautilus Playground - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/its-my-park-at-nautilus-playground-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/its-my-park-at-nautilus-playground-spring-cleaning Date: April 2, 2017

Please note: this project was postponed from April 1 due to weather.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 799-6327

Location: Nautilus Playground

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B268 Nautilus Playground 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.57174365900000000, -73.99625186160000000 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Summer Camp Open House at High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/summer-camp-open-house-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/summer-camp-open-house-high-rock-park Date: April 2, 2017

Has cabin fever set in? If so, join the Greenbelt Educators for a summer preview. Explore camp headquarters, and greet our resident reptiles. Check out a display of camp T-shirts and photos from seasons past. Ask questions about summer camp, and if you wish, register at the early bird discount rate on the spot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c8950ef2680.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park Date: April 2, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Queens Farmhouse Museum Children's Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/queens-farm-childrens-carnival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/queens-farm-childrens-carnival Date: April 2, 2017

Join us for a kids' carnival in the apple orchard! Enjoy the spring weather at the farm with assorted carnival rides and children's entertainment. Midway games, hayrides, pony rides, and a seasonal petting zoo will also be available for an additional fee. Food vendors will be at the farm all day. Note: Height rules apply at all rides.

  • Cash only for hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo, and food vendors.
  • This is a popular event, so we recommend arriving early to avoid the crowds! Free on-site event parking available

Children under age 2 may enter carnival area for free unless riding on any rides

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b72eba952b7.JPG Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: April 2, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: April 2, 2017

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.

Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced walks on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1e25bb18b5.jpg Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Scavenger Hunt Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/nature-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/nature-scavenger-hunt Date: April 2, 2017

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 scavenger hunt with the Urban Park Rangers, we'll explore the hidden treasures of Kissena Park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.75007010229800000, -73.80746781826000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58da983048e79.jpg Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/family-nature-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/family-nature-hike-light Date: April 2, 2017

A free Urban Park Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s weekend. Join our Urban Park Rangers on a family hike through Central Park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1e17a81ab7.jpg Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Fruit Tree Maintenance 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/fruit-tree-maintenance-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/fruit-tree-maintenance-101 Date: April 2, 2017

Have you ever wondered about what you can do to get a great harvest from fruit trees in your garden? In this workshop we will cover the basics of maintaining healthy fruit trees year-round with an emphasis on the current spring season. Topics covered will include pest management, pruning, use of amendments or fertilizers, and best practices to maximize fruit production. Participants will have an opportunity to get hands-on practice in assessing and caring for fruit trees in an on-site orchard on the school’s campus grounds. Hand pruners will be provided to participants from registered garden groups— distribution will be limited to one pair per garden group.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Adlai E. Stevenson High School

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2017-04-02 2017-04-02 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82160988082300000, -73.85541816560700000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Wingate Park - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/its-my-park-at-wingate-park-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/its-my-park-at-wingate-park-spring-cleaning Date: April 2, 2017

This It's My Park season, join Friends of Wingate Park for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will spruce up the playground at Wingate Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 627-7690

Location: Park House (in Wingate Park)

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B254 Wingate Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.65953582644800000, -73.94470012188000000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Staaten Shores Exhibit: A Photographic Journey of Our Maritime Boundary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary Date: April 2, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 596-7731

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5888fe3b1996f.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Pre-Concert Tea]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/preconcert-tea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/preconcert-tea Date: April 2, 2017

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9d507ed1d9.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/forest-crew Date: April 2, 2017

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly basis.

College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green-collar field are strongly encouraged to attend regularly and to view this as an apprenticeship opportunity. Consistency will be rewarded!

Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball host by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: April 2, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Heather Garden History and Billings Mansion Remnants Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/heather-garden-and-billings-estate-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/heather-garden-and-billings-estate-tour Date: April 2, 2017

Join a walking tour of the Heather Garden and former Billings Estate in Fort Tryon Park with local historian Robin Boomer.

Experience the beauty of the diverse flowers, trees, shrubs, and breathtaking views of the majestic Palisades and Hudson River. Discover the historic remnants of the C.K.G. Billings Estate and learn about the garden’s history and how it compares to the original 1935 Olmsted brothers' design.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d527beb32f9.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/wildlife-puppet-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/wildlife-puppet-show Date: April 2, 2017

Come and watch the Urban Park Rangers perform Native American folklore stories, as well as some original Ranger stories!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-04-02 2017-04-02 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Garden Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/spring-garden-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/02/spring-garden-tours Date: April 2, 2017

Explore seasonal garden highlights at the Queens Botanical Garden with QBG's knowledgeable staff on the first weekend of each month. Tours are drop-in and free with Garden admission.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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