NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 24 Feb 2018 22:01:34 GMT <![CDATA[Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition Date: February 2, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-02 2018-02-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a59026345425.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[World Wetlands Day at Seagirt Avenue Wetlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/0202-world-wetlands-day-at-seagirt-avenue-wetlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/0202-world-wetlands-day-at-seagirt-avenue-wetlands Date: February 2, 2018

Join NYC Parks Stewardship as we celebrate World Wetlands Day! Urban wetlands provide a variety of benefits including improved water quality and storm water retention. They also serve as critical habitat for native wildlife.

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help protect these important ecosystems on World Wetlands Day! Volunteers will be removing debris from the Seagirt Avenue Wetlands in Far Rockaway.

Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty, close-toed shoes, and warm layers. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Please note: Space is Limited. Registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Beach 6th Street and Seagirt Avenue (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2018-02-02 2018-02-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.57675429500000000, -73.83708376220000000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:59:43 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the AXIS Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project Date: February 2, 2018

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 646-632-7344

Location: Hansborough Recreation Center

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2018-02-02 2018-02-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81280660000000000, -73.93924480000000000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 2, 2018

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

Details

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

For weather cancellation, 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) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-02 2018-02-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/adults-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/adults-imaginative-arts Date: February 2, 2018

The facilitator will introduce the concept of imaginative arts.

Participants are encouraged to use their imagination for ideas, as well as take inspiration from the current exhibition. Because our participants are fluid and changing, weekly instruction needs to be repeated each week, to help new participants keep up. Facilitator will introduce imaginative techniques: Some pieces will take the four weeks to complete. Participants are encouraged to take their time and not rush.

For adults of all ages.

Schedule

January - Wine Bottles Whimsical Winter Wonder... Inspired Art
February - Valentine's Day-Inspired Art Greeting Cards
February - Rock Painting Inspired by Season
March - Winds of March Paint on Canvas. What does March mean to you?

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 2018-02-02 2018-02-02 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 2, 2018

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

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 2018-02-02 2018-02-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Express]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/kids-express http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/kids-express Date: February 2, 2018

Kids go on an expressive arts journey inspired by times, current exhibition, season, language, literary works, and their own ideas. Children will be encouraged to discuss, plan, excite, inspire and support each other.

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder on Cardboard

February - Reading of Love You Forever by Robert Munsc: Discuss and share thoughts
February - Recreate Short Written Piece Inspired by Love You Forever for a family member you love
February - Recite and Perform a Love You Forever piece. Children will write their own poem that expresses forever love

March - Readings and Performances of Children's Monologues

Start time: 2:30 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 2018-02-02 2018-02-02 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Presents Paint Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/nyc-parks-present-paint-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/02/nyc-parks-present-paint-night Date: February 2, 2018

Join us for a night of free expression through painting.

Free event, open to the public. Supplies and instruction will be provided.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1399

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2018-02-02 2018-02-02 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a734af1e194c.jpg Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:59:41 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: February 3, 2018

Enjoy winter mornings with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park as they start their Saturdays with fun green projects such as raking leaves, planting, mulching and more to build community.

Rain or shine, there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please note: Volunteers younger than 18 years old are required to present a signed guardian’s consent to participate or have a chaperone present. Walk-ons are welcome!

RSVP

Individuals and small groups are asked to register for the project by emailing mwmason@optimum.net or stewardsofhehenryhudson.org.

Groups of 15+ volunteers must submit a Group Request to join the Stewards for their weekly cleanups a month prior to desired date. Be sure to indicate on the form that you would like to work alongside the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 8:30 am 12:30 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 11:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 3, 2018

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 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:29:42 EST
<![CDATA[The NYC Naturalist Club: Eagle Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/the-nyc-naturalist-club-eagle-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/the-nyc-naturalist-club-eagle-watch Date: February 3, 2018

Sick of being cooped up indoors? Set out with our Urban Park Rangers on one of the many hikes and birding tours they offer.

Winter is a great time to spot bald eagles. In the winter, many raptors—birds of prey—tend to fly further south to New York City in search of food. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.86685135826000000, -73.92872571945200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3827188882c.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: February 3, 2018

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 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 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f6fe6ed5aa.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Highland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/nyrr-open-run-highland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/nyrr-open-run-highland-park Date: February 3, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Highland Park Entrance (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.68369718980000000, -73.88565301900000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f768069209.jpg Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition Date: February 3, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a59026345425.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness Date: February 3, 2018

Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa. Bring your water bottle and positive energy for a morning of fun, friendship, and fitness for adults.

This is a beginner – intermediate Latin Dance Fitness course through Shape Up NYC.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:44:43 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: February 3, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7750d75fe.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: February 3, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7c1a9c9d1.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: February 3, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7d899a685.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: February 3, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7e2b96730.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up Zumba with Pascal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal Date: February 3, 2018

Join Shape Up NYC for a whole-body fitness workout that focuses on building strength, health/well-being, and balance through dance for adults.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Wolfe's Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park Date: February 3, 2018

This It's My Park season, join NYCMTB (New York Mountain Bike Association) on the first Saturday of each month to help ride, build, and maintain the trails at Wolfe's Pond Park. Volunteers will participate in a range of trail maintenance tasks for all ages and abilities. From digging and brush clearing to raking and litter cleanup, there is something for everyone!

Trailwork party meets at the Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station at 11:00 a.m. Drop-in participation is encouraged. Early birds can get some laps in during the group ride at 10:00 a.m., which meets in the main parking lot at Wolfe's Pond Park. The route: Mostly beginner-friendly. Distance: ~7 miles

We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (734) 358-2826

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.52040100097700000, -74.18949890136700000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Sunset Park Green Neighborhood Street Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/0203-sunset-park-green-neighborhood-street-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/0203-sunset-park-green-neighborhood-street-tree-care Date: February 3, 2018

Please note: Registration is full. You can sign up to be added to the waitlist.

Come work with NYC Parks Stewardship to care for local street trees!

Volunteers will learn how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees. They will also learn about the important roles street trees play in New York City.

Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty and closed-toed shoes. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Fourth Avenue and 40th Street

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2018-02-03 2018-02-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.65211190000000000, -74.00681870000000000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:59:43 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Coyote and Owl Fixtures and Tricksters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/family-art-project-coyote-and-owl-fixtures-and-tricksters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/family-art-project-coyote-and-owl-fixtures-and-tricksters Date: February 3, 2018

Hear about the folklore surrounding two wonderfully mysterious and enchanting creatures, the owl and the coyote. Learn about these local animals and their habits and special attributes. Then create a fanciful, wintery tableau of simple, paper puppets and shadowy scenes that capture your own make-believe owl and coyote mythology. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

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 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a313a77f0b2a.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Coyote and Owl Info Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/coyote-and-owl-info-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/coyote-and-owl-info-station Date: February 3, 2018

Check out skulls, feathers, pelts and other owl and coyote paraphernalia with environmental educators from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and the Urban Park Rangers. Students from Wave Hill's Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship Program will also be on hand to share their research on coyotes cavorting in Wave Hill's own backyard. See images of coyotes captured on hidden cameras and test your coyote street smarts in a game based on Bronx coyote behavior. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a313c36961e6.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Animal of the Month Club: Bald Eagles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/animal-of-the-month-club-bald-eagles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/animal-of-the-month-club-bald-eagles Date: February 3, 2018

Sick of being cooped up indoors? Set out with our Urban Park Rangers on one of the many hikes and birding tours they offer.

Winter is a great time to spot bald eagles. In the winter, many raptors—birds of prey—tend to fly further south in search of food. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Lemon Creek Pier (in Lemon Creek Park)

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R079 Lemon Creek Park 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.51079511914900000, -74.21010828018200000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Owl Pellet Dissection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/owl-pellet-dissection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/owl-pellet-dissection Date: February 3, 2018

Owls swallow their prey whole. Parts of their prey, such as bones, feathers and fur, are bound up during digestion into a tight pellet, which the owl regurgitates. Drop in for this exploratory workshop with naturalist Gabriel Willow and discover the origins of the owl’s diet. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a313f86d100d.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Talk: Coyotes in Riverdale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/nature-talk-coyotes-in-riverdale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/nature-talk-coyotes-in-riverdale Date: February 3, 2018

Highly adaptable animals, coyotes have made a home right here in our neighborhood in the Bronx. You may have heard, or even seen, coyotes yourself. Ferdie Yau, professional dog trainer and biologist with the Gotham Coyote Project, has been studying coyote behavior with his team of students from Wave Hill’s Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship program. Hear how trained dogs are helping us learn about Riverdale’s coyotes and how we can safely coexist with these clever canines. Ages 12 and older welcome with an adult. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3140a609588.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: February 3, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons to salamanders, wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age.

This program will teach about the basics of coyote biology and the best tips for coexisting with coyotes in our urban environment.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3828632a8ff.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Family Program: Tabletop Gardening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/winter-family-program-tabletop-gardening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/winter-family-program-tabletop-gardening Date: February 3, 2018

Did you know you could garden in the winter, too? In this Tabletop Gardening class, participants will get to learn about all the different way to grow plants and even plant a few to take home! Class concludes with a visit to the greenhouse.

Activities are geared for 4 to 10 year olds, but all are welcome to attend. Activities will include indoor nature-themed hands on activities, followed by a short nature walk around the garden. Bundle up and dress for the weather!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-02-03 2018-02-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3945740157e.JPG Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[She's On Point! A Celebration of Girls in Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports Date: February 3, 2018

Join NYC Parks for A Celebration of Girls in Sports, featuring kayaking, water aerobics, and water basketball. There will also be soccer, pickleball, badminton, and art activities for all ages.

If you plan on getting in the pool, please bring a bathing suit, swimming cap, and towel. If you choose to use the lockers please bring a lock with you.

Please note: RSVP is strongly recommended for this event, visit sop-hans18.eventbrite.com to register today!

Accessibility
Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by January 31, 2018.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Hansborough Recreation Center

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2018-02-03 2018-02-03 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81282630000000000, -73.93931230000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a43fe7da0a0a.jpg Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 3, 2018

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

Details

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

For weather cancellation, 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) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:14:56 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Winterfest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/bronx-winterfest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/bronx-winterfest Date: February 3, 2018

Come celebrate winter in the Bronx! This fun filled family event will include performances, sports clinics, and games. Check out St. Mary's South Bronx Kids dance performance. Get moving with Shape Up Zumba, Karate exhibition, Capoeira, and youth sports. Activities include snow activities (weather permitting), obstacle courses, jumbo games, arts & crafts, scarf making, imaginary playground and more! We will also have giveaways!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 17:14:42 EST
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: February 3, 2018

It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part due to immigration and the free flow of ideas that come with it.

Now on view at the Conference House Park visitor center and at the Biddle House in Conference House Park, this exhibit highlights narratives of important pioneers in the fields of maritime navigation and communication so people today can understand how our ancestors started making the world “smaller” slowly but surely over centuries by learning how to travel vast oceans. The exhibit also includes a selection of devices, navigational maps and prints from the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (located in Rosebank, S.I.), devoted to preserving and displaying devices and equipment that were used over the years to navigate waters worldwide. This exhibit also includes a working model of a dry dock.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park),H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[Staten Island Stop 'N' Swap]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/staten-island-stop-n-swap http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/staten-island-stop-n-swap Date: February 3, 2018

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop 'N' Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce the waste NYC sends to landfills.

GrowNYC invites you to bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new to you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. The only things they don’t take are large items/furniture.

Become a Volunteer

Help GrowNYC create an event where people find things they need and reduce waste! By volunteering, you will create an opportunity for people to bring things they no longer need instead of throwing them away, and find things they do want without manufacturing, packaging, or transportation.

As a volunteer you will help receive, sort, and display the gently-used items that people bring. You might also help keep areas neat, take pictures, or help promote some of the other great work GrowNYC's Zero Waste Program does!

You must be at leat 18 years old to volunteer. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, please email ymihojevich@grownyc.org or create a volunteer profile via this link. Search for the Stop ‘N’ Swap of your interest and register to volunteer.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-7913

Location: Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center

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2018-02-03 2018-02-03 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.53819440000000000, -74.22511740000000000 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[High Line Winter Tour: From Freight to Flowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/high-line-winter-tour-from-freight-to-flowers Date: February 3, 2018

Hear the story behind New York City's park in the sky on a special winter walking tour! Join us for a free 45-minute long tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider's perspective on the park's history, design, and landscape.

Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check thehighline.org or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates prior to arriving at the park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Gansevoort Plaza (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.73939895629883000, -74.00820159912110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a26cd5866f46.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/storytime Date: February 3, 2018

Read-to-Skate with Cali Co Cat! Free books at every event, while supply lasts. Presented in partnership with Penguin Random House.

Visit wintervillage.org for more details.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Overlook at Bank of America Winter Village Ice-Rink (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a60c0ba792a4.JPG Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Coyote Scat-Detection Dog Demonstration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/coyote-scatdetection-dog-demonstration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/coyote-scatdetection-dog-demonstration Date: February 3, 2018

Watch a live training demonstration with the Gotham Coyote Project’s scat-detection dog. Learn how Ferdie Yau, professional dog trainer and biologist with the Gotham Coyote Project, trains dogs to help in the study of urban coyotes in NYC. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3143130357e.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Skills: Survival Series #2: Shelter Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/outdoor-skills-survival-series-2-shelter-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/outdoor-skills-survival-series-2-shelter-building Date: February 3, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month: Bedford-Stuyvesant]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/african-american-history-month-bedfordstuyvesant http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/african-american-history-month-bedfordstuyvesant Date: February 3, 2018

African-American history is the part of American history that looks at the African-American or Black American ethnic groups in the United States. Most African Americans are the descendants of Africans forcibly brought to and held captive in the United States from 1555 to 1865.

Discover the history of Bedford-Stuyvesant and the prominent African-American community leaders that had a positive impact on the neighborhood.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Clifton Place and Marcy Avenue (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.68941827099700000, -73.94798326492300000 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/seasonal-garden-tours1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/seasonal-garden-tours1 Date: February 3, 2018

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on an hour-long tour. Plus, every weekend from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., check out our activity table!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-02-03 2018-02-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3015c1ece86.JPG Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Opening Reception and Musical Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/a-celebration-of-the-blues-opening-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/a-celebration-of-the-blues-opening-reception Date: February 3, 2018

For Black History Month, A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues, from Muddy Waters and B. B. King to Bonny Raitt and Howlin' Wolf. Soulful, sultry, and redolent of the earthy mix of raw talent, hardship, and enduring creativity inspiring this iconic genre, the collection is part of a larger series of portraits representing Volume 2 of American Music Pioneers.

The afternoon includes a live performance of the Blues for your musical entertainment.

Start time: 1:00 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 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Hibernation Pajama Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/hibernation-pajama-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/hibernation-pajama-party Date: February 3, 2018

Hear a hibernation story, search outside for animals, and help construct a cozy den to play in. Dress in pajamas and bring along your favorite stuffed animal or blanket, if you wish.

This event is for kids ages 4 to 8 with an adult chaperone.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:29:54 EST
<![CDATA[Hands-On-History: Quilling Paper Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/handsonhistory-quilling-paper-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/handsonhistory-quilling-paper-crafts Date: February 3, 2018

Make your own Valentine's Day card, 19th-century style! We’ll be trying our hand at a 19th century paper craft called quilling, where strips of paper were twirled into tight spirals to make beautiful, lacy shapes. Make a card for a friend or family member, then visit the rest of the museum and learn about Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

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 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Historic Richmond Town's Victorian Valentine Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/historic-richmond-towns-victorian-valentine-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/historic-richmond-towns-victorian-valentine-workshop Date: February 3, 2018

Be part of our valentine for the community. You’ll learn about Victorian scraps, paper lace, and decoupage. Make one valentine for a resident of a nursing home on Staten Island and one to take home as a gift. Tour the village to see homes from the 1690s to 1860s and images of valentines from the collection in the General Store.

Included with regular village admission.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 ext. 280

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2018-02-03 2018-02-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.57006212289800000, -74.14493775367700000 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Kids Art: Birdfeeder Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/fort-tryon-kids-art-birdfeeder-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/fort-tryon-kids-art-birdfeeder-workshop Date: February 3, 2018

Identify the year-round birds found in Fort Tryon Park and find out which plants support them in the park. Then, create birdfeeders for your home with artist Jenae Schwartz to help our feathered friends during the cold winter months!

Please note: Space is limited (ages 5 to 12) and RSVP is required. To RSVP, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:03 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 2:00 pm 3:03 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a568cc64db94.JPG Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:29:54 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: Owl Discovery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/nature-presentation-owl-discovery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/nature-presentation-owl-discovery Date: February 3, 2018

Get an in-depth look into the fascinating world of local owls with environmental educators from Volunteers for Wildlife, a wildlife hospital and education center. Meet live owls and enjoy up-close observation of their amazing, nocturnal hunting adaptations. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3144fa6ab2f.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: February 3, 2018

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: February 3, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kids create cute and fun objects out of paper and other ordinary materials they can take home. Parents are invited to join their little ones in the activities.

Schedule

  • January - Mixed Media Paper Unicorn
  • February - Diwali Paper Diyas
  • March - Brown Paper Bag Puppets

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 2018-02-03 2018-02-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:59:44 EST
<![CDATA[Historic Richmond Town's James Guyon Jr. Guyon Tavern Series Presents the Richmond Tavernacle Choir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/historic-richmond-towns-james-guyon-jr-guyon-tavern-series-presents-the-richmond-tavernacle-choir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/03/historic-richmond-towns-james-guyon-jr-guyon-tavern-series-presents-the-richmond-tavernacle-choir Date: February 3, 2018

Truly unique and authentic is the best way describe the acoustic aura of unplugged magic that happens in the haven of historic sounds. Simply referred to as the “Tavern”, this 19th century gem beckons the area’s top musicians to this vintage venue as a the wood-burning stove heats the air and heady rhythms float in the room. It’s casual and up close - the way that music is meant to be heard.

About Richmond Tavernacle Choir

Songs of the Sea and Tavern - Admit it, you love a good sea shanty! Who doesn't? That's why the Richmond Tavernacle Choir is being hauled onboard the Tavern Concert Series, so that everyone can tear it up with great sailor sing-alongs and maybe a few odes to a fine ale, or two, or three....

All performances are at 6:00pm and 8:00pm.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Guyon Tavern at Historic Richmond Town

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2018-02-03 2018-02-03 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57178644122100000, -74.14625349376500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a57dcff83ff3.png Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:14:43 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: February 4, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f781631ead.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: February 4, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f72f812091.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: February 4, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f755812c10.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: February 4, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f70b360ed5.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Coyote and Owl Fixtures and Tricksters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/family-art-project-coyote-and-owl-fixtures-and-tricksters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/family-art-project-coyote-and-owl-fixtures-and-tricksters Date: February 4, 2018

Hear about the folklore surrounding two wonderfully mysterious and enchanting creatures, the owl and the coyote. Learn about these local animals and their habits and special attributes. Then create a fanciful, wintery tableau of simple, paper puppets and shadowy scenes that capture your own make-believe owl and coyote mythology. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

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 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a313a77f0b2a.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Coyote and Owl Info Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/coyote-and-owl-info-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/coyote-and-owl-info-station Date: February 4, 2018

Check out skulls, feathers, pelts and other owl and coyote paraphernalia with environmental educators from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and the Urban Park Rangers. Students from Wave Hill's Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship Program will also be on hand to share their research on coyotes cavorting in Wave Hill's own backyard. See images of coyotes captured on hidden cameras and test your coyote street smarts in a game based on Bronx coyote behavior. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a313c36961e6.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights Date: February 4, 2018

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Owl Pellet Dissection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/owl-pellet-dissection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/owl-pellet-dissection Date: February 4, 2018

Owls swallow their prey whole. Parts of their prey, such as bones, feathers and fur, are bound up during digestion into a tight pellet, which the owl regurgitates. Drop in for this exploratory workshop with naturalist Gabriel Willow and discover the origins of the owl’s diet. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a313f86d100d.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Talk: Understanding Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/nature-talk-coyotes-in-riverdale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/nature-talk-coyotes-in-riverdale Date: February 4, 2018

Coyotes inhabit nearly every city in the U.S., but their elusive nature makes them difficult to track.

Kids ages 12 and older welcome with an adult chaperone.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4f9ab60a54b.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:29:54 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: John Muir Trail (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/nature-exploration-john-muir-trail-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/nature-exploration-john-muir-trail-vigorous Date: February 4, 2018

The John Muir Nature Trail (established in 1997) is Van Cortlandt’s only east–west path, traversing the steep terrain at the park’s center.

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 from the world to clear your head.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths) to moderate (longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain) to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.90439987182617000, -73.89640045166016000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/nature-exploration-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/nature-exploration-hike-light Date: February 4, 2018

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. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city's rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world

On Nature Exploration Hikes, we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Our light hikes are leisurely strolls on mostly paved paths.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68619918823200000, -73.88980102539100000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Bayside Stop 'N' Swap]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/bayside-stop-n-swap http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/bayside-stop-n-swap Date: February 4, 2018

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop 'N' Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce the waste NYC sends to landfills.

GrowNYC invites you to bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new to you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. The only things they don’t take are large items/furniture.

Become a Volunteer

Help GrowNYC create an event where people find things they need and reduce waste! By volunteering, you will create an opportunity for people to bring things they no longer need instead of throwing them away, and find things they do want without manufacturing, packaging, or transportation.

As a volunteer you will help receive, sort, and display the gently-used items that people bring. You might also help keep areas neat, take pictures, or help promote some of the other great work GrowNYC's Zero Waste Program does!

You must be at leat 18 years old to volunteer. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, please email ymihojevich@grownyc.org or create a volunteer profile via this link. Search for the Stop ‘N’ Swap of your interest and register to volunteer.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-7913

Location: Korean Community Services

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2018-02-04 2018-02-04 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77094910000000000, -73.78646330000000000 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[Gardening Workshop: Healthy Compost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/gardening-workshop-healthy-compost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/gardening-workshop-healthy-compost Date: February 4, 2018

Learn several different methods to create and maintain a compost pile, which can serve as the foundation for healthy garden soil all year long. Please come prepared to touch dirt! Ages 7+.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a5937b90c415.jpg Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:29:43 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: February 4, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:45 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/winter-workspace-dropin-sunday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/winter-workspace-dropin-sunday Date: February 4, 2018

Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-In Sunday. Artists in Session 1 of this program are Tomie Arai, Camille Hoffman, Pedro Ramirez, Jessica Rohrer, Jean Shin and Austin Thomas.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a2eccc425c41.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Shelter Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/shelter-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/shelter-building Date: February 4, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers are well-versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

All programs are family-friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.65990066528300000, -73.96389770507800000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Waterfowl (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/birding-winter-waterfowl-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/birding-winter-waterfowl-light Date: February 4, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife-viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs throughout the year.

This program will focus on the different species of waterfowl that reside in our parks during the colder winter months.

Bring your own binoculars or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: West 90th Street and Central Park West

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2018-02-04 2018-02-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.78286470000000000, -73.96535510000000000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Shelter Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/shelter-building1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/shelter-building1 Date: February 4, 2018

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Develop skills that will help you create a shelter from natural and man-made objects.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/seasonal-garden-tours1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/seasonal-garden-tours1 Date: February 4, 2018

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on an hour-long tour. Plus, every weekend from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., check out our activity table!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-02-04 2018-02-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3015c1ece86.JPG Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Caring for the Heather Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/caring-for-the-heather-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/caring-for-the-heather-garden-tour Date: February 4, 2018

Come take a tour of the Heather Garden and learn insider information on what it takes to sustain this horticultural jewel and it’s 550 varieties of plants, trees and shrubs.

Horticulturist John Kelly will lead you through each season’s tasks and how he and the crew ensure the garden remains beautiful and well cared for year round.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 7951388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a28339d67d94.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: February 4, 2018

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3143ed3439a.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: OwlsRaptors of the Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/nature-presentation-owlsraptors-of-the-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/nature-presentation-owlsraptors-of-the-night Date: February 4, 2018

Discover how owls adapt to life in the forest and the city, with Carl Heitmuller, an environmental educator from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Meet a live owl from the museum’s collection and find out whoo’s who in your neighborhood. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Hoot and Howl Weekend event.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a3145a606ad0.jpg Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:15:13 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/04/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 4, 2018

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

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-04 2018-02-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/05/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/05/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity Date: February 5, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-05 2018-02-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4ba341b918c.jpg Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/05/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/05/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: February 5, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-05 2018-02-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/05/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/05/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: February 5, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-05 2018-02-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: February 6, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-02-06 2018-02-06 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic Date: February 6, 2018

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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B245 St. John's Recreation Center 2018-02-06 2018-02-06 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbdc2a4dee.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity Date: February 6, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-06 2018-02-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4ba341b918c.jpg Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition Date: February 6, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-06 2018-02-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a59026345425.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: February 6, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-06 2018-02-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: February 6, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-06 2018-02-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: February 6, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-02-06 2018-02-06 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle-to-Art: Decorative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/upcycletoart-decorative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/upcycletoart-decorative-arts Date: February 6, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-06 2018-02-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization: Get-Together for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities Date: February 6, 2018

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-06 2018-02-06 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: February 6, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-02-06 2018-02-06 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[2018 NYC Parks Senior Games: Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/2018-senior-games-pickleball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/2018-senior-games-pickleball Date: February 6, 2018

Prepare for the 2018 NYC Parks Senior Games with this pickleball clinic.

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-06 2018-02-06 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:15:03 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic Date: February 6, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B210W John J Carty Park 2018-02-06 2018-02-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: February 6, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-02-06 2018-02-06 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/kids-le-petit-art Date: February 6, 2018

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

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

February - Cardboard-Painted Heart
February - Cardboard Magical Moonballs

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-06 2018-02-06 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: February 6, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-02-06 2018-02-06 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Meeting Facilitation Strategies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/meeting-facilitation-strategies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/meeting-facilitation-strategies Date: February 6, 2018

Meetings are important and critical to your group's health, especially when everyone's voices are heard. This workshop will show 10 techniques to make your meeting fun, productive, and informative. Learn how to draw out opinions and insights from your members, turning them from spectators to stakeholders.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Brooklyn Queens Land Trust Office

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2018-02-06 2018-02-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.68582700000000000, -73.98055500000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0f1375953f4.JPG Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:29:52 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/wheelchair-basketball Date: February 6, 2018

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-02-06 2018-02-06 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0f6cadfa8b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: February 6, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2018-02-06 2018-02-06 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7952b1fd6.jpg Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/06/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: February 6, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2018-02-06 2018-02-06 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/07/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/07/arsenal-gallery-exhibition-identity Date: February 7, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-02-07 2018-02-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a4ba341b918c.jpg Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/07/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/07/a-celebration-of-the-blues-exhibition Date: February 7, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-07 2018-02-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a59026345425.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up Yoga Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/07/shape-up-yoga-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/07/shape-up-yoga-meditation Date: February 7, 2018

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

For adults.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-07 2018-02-07 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:00:12 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/07/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/07/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: February 7, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-07 2018-02-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/07/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/07/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: February 7, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-07 2018-02-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/07/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/07/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language Date: February 7, 2018

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

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-07 2018-02-07 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST