NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:19:29 GMT <![CDATA[Nature Exploration: The Pinetum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/30/nature-exploration-the-pinetum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/30/nature-exploration-the-pinetum Date: December 30, 2015

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. This program highlights the beauty of the Pinetum in Central Park. Created in the 1970s, this section of the park contains a variety of pine trees species, from all over the world. Learn about the special adaptations and characteristics of pine trees and their evergreen cousins.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-628-2345

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-12-30 2015-12-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:39 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/30/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/30/3-to-6-club Date: December 30, 2015

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2015-12-30 2015-12-30 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: December 31, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-12-31 2015-12-31 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/31/nature-exploration-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/31/nature-exploration-for-families Date: December 31, 2015

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. This program will be geared towards families and participants will be enjoy observing the Park's wildlife and learning more about its ecosystems.

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 2015-12-31 2015-12-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:39 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/31/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/31/3-to-6-club Date: December 31, 2015

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2015-12-31 2015-12-31 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Whimsical Winter Wonder...Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/01/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/01/whimsical-winter-wonderexhibition Date: January 1, 2016

Please note: the Poe Park Visitor Center is closed on New Year's Day and will reopen tomorrow, January 2.

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present its 3rd annual Whimsical Winter Wonder...exhibition. This season's event features works from emerging and established artists from the Bronx. Participating artists include Rhonda Asher, Ernesto Camacho, Elaine Langer, Amarylis Leon, Abraham Levy, Nishanth Gopinathan, Nidhin Nishanth, Miriam Quin, and James Sexer Rodriguez.

Start time: 8:00 am

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 2016-01-01 2016-01-01 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/565ddfe39e5df.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 1, 2016

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 2016-01-01 2016-01-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Senior Games Prep Meet-Up Clinics: Pickleball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/01/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-pickleball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/01/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-pickleball Date: January 1, 2016

NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Games!

Brooklyn's Senior Games takes place May 11-14 at St. John's Recreation Center. Recreation Center members age 50+ must register with a Brooklyn Recreation Center to compete.

Competitions include: Bowling, Tennis, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Shuffle Board and Table Games. A Torch Relay will stop at all the Brooklyn Recreation Centers, beginning May 10 and ending at the opening ceremony for the Senior Games on May 11.

To prepare for the Senior Games, Recreation Center members are invited to clinics like these from October to April. Each month, a different sport will be covered in these weekly clinics. The first week of each month is open to the public.

The Senior Games is sponsored by New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton. Pre-registration is required. To find out more, please call Sunset Park Recreation Center at (718) 972-2135.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-01-01 2016-01-01 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5627a574ea8dc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:38 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/01/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/01/3-to-6-club Date: January 1, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-01-01 2016-01-01 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 2, 2016

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

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

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

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 2016-01-02 2016-01-02 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:58 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-astoria-park Date: January 2, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over 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 park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. 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 2016-01-02 2016-01-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b14d16da82.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:40 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-st-marys-park Date: January 2, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over 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 park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. 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: St. Anns Avenue and East 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-01-02 2016-01-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81409835815430000, -73.91290283203125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b147d97ced.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/le-petit-art Date: January 2, 2016

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

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 2016-01-02 2016-01-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art: Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/le-petit-zen-artstill-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/le-petit-zen-artstill-life Date: January 2, 2016

Create miniature Zen works of art (4"x6" or less) using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, and ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

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 2016-01-02 2016-01-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts: Paper Cup Penguin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/paper-arts-crafts1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/paper-arts-crafts1 Date: January 2, 2016

Participants of all ages will have fun creating paper arts and crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more.

Kids will make paper cup penguins. December, make an adorable caterpillar from paper.

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 2016-01-02 2016-01-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/02/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: January 2, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-01-02 2016-01-02 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:27 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/03/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/03/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-at-marine-park Date: January 3, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over 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 park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. 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: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-01-03 2016-01-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60810089111300000, -73.93769836425800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b155c53d54.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/03/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/03/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: January 3, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-01-03 2016-01-03 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:28 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/04/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/04/3-to-6-club Date: January 4, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-01-04 2016-01-04 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 5, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-01-05 2016-01-05 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art: Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/05/le-petit-zen-artstill-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/05/le-petit-zen-artstill-life Date: January 5, 2016

Create miniature Zen works of art (4"x6" or less) using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, and ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

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 2016-01-05 2016-01-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/05/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/05/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: January 5, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-01-05 2016-01-05 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:28 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/05/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/05/3-to-6-club Date: January 5, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-01-05 2016-01-05 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life in Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/05/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/05/new-york-road-runners-open-run-run-for-life-in-silver-lake-park Date: January 5, 2016

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary's Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over 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 park, but they are between 2.5-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-01-05 2016-01-05 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/567b159224df1.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:41 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/06/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/06/3-to-6-club Date: January 6, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-01-06 2016-01-06 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Story Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/06/story-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/06/story-hour Date: January 6, 2016

Literacy INC. will host a free reading workshop at King Manor Museum in order to promote literacy in the community.

Families with children of all ages are welcome to attend, listen to stories, and participate in a craft activity. Free snacks will be provided. For more information please call (718) 206-0545 x 13.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2016-01-06 2016-01-06 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: January 7, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-01-07 2016-01-07 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/07/holiday-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/07/holiday-train-show Date: January 7, 2016

See enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on nearly a half-mile of track.

Please note: Advanced reservations are strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, please visit the New York Botanical Garden's website. The New York Botanical Garden is open Tuesdays through Sundays (closed on Mondays).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8716

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2016-01-07 2016-01-07 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.86259841918945000, -73.87830352783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564ba54a1e42b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Patterned Scarf-Knitting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/07/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/07/knit-a-fibonacciinspired-scarfadults Date: January 7, 2016

Participants will create a Fibonnacci-inspired striped scarf with two different colors of yarn. Select your contrasting or complementary colors for your piece. This is a pattern using a sequencing numerical pattern that produces an intersting affect. For those experienced in knitting, and wish to learn a fun technique.

Students bring own materials (#8 knitting needles, #4 color worsted weight yarn-two contrasting or complementary colors of your choice).

This is a class for those with serious interest in learning to work with two colors and creating an interesting numerical sequencing pattern for interesting effect.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-01-07 2016-01-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:43 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/07/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/07/3-to-6-club Date: January 7, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-01-07 2016-01-07 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:35 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Bookkeeping and Accounting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/07/greenthumb-workshop-bookkeeping-accounting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/07/greenthumb-workshop-bookkeeping-accounting Date: January 7, 2016

Learn now to effectively keep track of your community garden expenses.

This workshop is an introduction to basic bookkeeping tools and systems to manage garden finances, including receipt organization and sticking to a budget.

Please RSVP here.

In partnership with Pamela Capalad from Brunch & Budget

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Brooklyn Public Library

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2016-01-07 2016-01-07 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.67225646972656000, -73.96803283691406000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: January 8, 2016

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 2016-01-08 2016-01-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Senior Games Prep Meet-Up Clinics: Pickleball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/08/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-pickleball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/01/08/senior-olympics-prep-meetup-clinics-pickleball Date: January 8, 2016

NYC Parks is hosting its first ever Senior Games!

Brooklyn's Senior Games takes place May 11-14 at St. John's Recreation Center. Recreation Center members age 50+ must register with a Brooklyn Recreation Center to compete.

Competitions include: Bowling, Tennis, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Swimming, Basketball, Shuffle Board and Table Games. A Torch Relay will stop at all the Brooklyn Recreation Centers, beginning May 10 and ending at the opening ceremony for the Senior Games on May 11.

To prepare for the Senior Games, Recreation Center members are invited to clinics like these from October to April. Each month, a different sport will be covered in these weekly clinics. The first week of each month is open to the public.

The Senior Games is sponsored by New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton. Pre-registration is required. To find out more, please call Sunset Park Recreation Center at (718) 972-2135.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-01-08 2016-01-08 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5627a574ea8dc.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:38 EDT