NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 27 Mar 2017 02:55:45 GMT <![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: February 4, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a38497600.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: February 4, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a3fdef59c.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: February 4, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a3d9e9736.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: February 4, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a4302276d.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Coyote and Owl Fixtures and Tricksters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/family-art-project-coyote-and-owl-fixtures-and-tricksters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/family-art-project-coyote-and-owl-fixtures-and-tricksters Date: February 4, 2017

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, join visiting Wave Hill Winter Workspace artist Yeon Jin Kim to create a fanciful wintery tableau of simple paper puppets and shadowy scenes that capture your own make-believe owl and coyote mythology.

This event is free and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e6fe35a616.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: February 4, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Organizing for Garden Success: Panel and Q&A]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/greenthumb-workshop-organizing-for-garden-success-panel-and-qa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/greenthumb-workshop-organizing-for-garden-success-panel-and-qa Date: February 4, 2017

Part 3 of 3: Disorganization Creates Dysfunction

This three-part workshop series is designed to help your garden group build a strong foundation to deal with the many issues that arise in a community space. In this workshop, come hear the success stories of three gardens that have overcome conflict by creating group structure and bylaws. There will be an opportunity for questions and recommendations

Please RSVP here. Please bring a photo ID.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2017-02-04 2017-02-04 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71048049702100000, -74.00351333618200000 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/central-park-tour-secrets-of-the-southwest-park Date: February 4, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Walking Tour: Photograph Downtown Flushing - Flushing Lunar New Year Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/walking-tour-photograph-downtown-flushing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/walking-tour-photograph-downtown-flushing Date: February 4, 2017

Bring your camera and join photographer Vikram Dogra as he explores the urban landscape of Downtown Flushing during the annual Flushing Lunar New Year Parade.

For more information, please visit eastofeastriver.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-02-04 2017-02-04 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584993571b6f8.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Family Program: Tabletop Gardening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/winter-family-program-tabletop-gardening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/winter-family-program-tabletop-gardening Date: February 4, 2017

Did you know you can 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!

Winter is wonderful at Queens Botanical Garden! Bring the whole family and experience winter’s splendor with indoor garden activities and an outdoor nature walk. Activities are geared to ages four to 10, but all are welcome to attend.

Each week will include indoor nature-themed, hands-on activities, followed by a short nature walk around the garden. Bundle up and dress for the weather!

Sign up for single sessions or all four. Register here!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-02-04 2017-02-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584ad01b7eb8b.JPG Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Owl Pellet Dissection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/owl-pellet-dissection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/owl-pellet-dissection Date: February 4, 2017

Owls swallow their prey whole. During digestion, parts of the prey, such as bones, feathers, and fur, are bound up into a tight pellet, which the owl regurgitates. Drop in for this exploratory workshop, and discover the origins of the owl’s diet.

Ages eight and older are welcome with an adult.

This event is 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 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e702ca6d6f.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Talk: Coyotes in the Big Apple]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/nature-talk-coyotes-in-the-big-apple http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/nature-talk-coyotes-in-the-big-apple Date: February 4, 2017

Coyotes are resilient creatures that have settled quite comfortably into the wilder areas of New York City. Dr. Mark Weckel of the American Museum of Natural History and his team of high school student-scientists have been gathering information about these clever canines as part of the Gotham Coyote Project.

Find out where our local coyotes live, what they eat, and how they coexist with humans in one of the most densely-populated areas of the country.

Ages 12 and older welcome with an adult.

This event is 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 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e70846a8e4.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Coyote Info Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/coyote-info-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/coyote-info-station Date: February 4, 2017

Coyotes have lived with New Yorkers for longer than you may think. Environmental Educators explain the history of coyotes in New York City and suggest tips for living peacefully with these wild neighbors.

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e70fdc5afc.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/winter-carnival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/winter-carnival Date: February 4, 2017

Bundle up and come on out for the 3rd annual Winter Carnival at Bank of America Winter Village! Embrace the frosty weather and join us for a celebration of the winter season. Bryant Park Corp. is expanding the wildly-popular Winter Carnival from one weekend to nine days, with more of their favorite signature elements and new activities, too!

The event features:

  • Skating Showcase Starring Johnny Weir
  • Silent Disco
  • Ice Ball
  • Outdoor Winter Brew House
  • Ice Castle
  • Free Curling Lessons
  • Free Skating Lessons
  • Warming Lodge

To view the full schedule of activities, please visit Bryant Park's Winter Carnival page.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 7684242

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

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 12:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/588929d6260c6.jpg Wed, 25 Jan 2017 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Color of Comics Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/color-of-comics-opening-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/color-of-comics-opening-reception Date: February 4, 2017

The Color of Comics exhibition is curated by Ray Felix, showcasing private art collections from artist, Ray Felix, and writer, Alex Simmons, along with several talented African-American artists in the comic book industry. Artists include: Paris Cullins, Trevor Vonnie Eden, N.Steven Harris,Carl Kent, Corey Fields, Jerry Craft, Christopher Duckett, Khary Randolph, Jamal Ingle, Alitha E. Martinez, Sha-Nee Williams, and many more.

Schedule
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Panel Discussion
2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.: Mix and Mingle

Start time: 12:30 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 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 12:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589124a3cc197.jpg Tue, 31 Jan 2017 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Hands-On History: This Old House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/handson-history-this-old-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/handson-history-this-old-house Date: February 4, 2017

Make a house out of toothpicks and your very own window scene, plus learn how to design a Greek key like the ones in Rufus King’s parlor. This program is designed for families with children, and you can enjoy free tours of the museum.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Waterfowl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/winter-waterfowl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/winter-waterfowl Date: February 4, 2017

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: (718) 352-1769

Location: Baisley Pond Park Parking Lot (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.67470169067400000, -73.78440093994100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585c524939288.jpg Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:29:52 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/lunar-new-year-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/lunar-new-year-celebration Date: February 4, 2017

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with holiday-themed crafts for kids (while supplies last).

For more information, please visit the Queens Botanical Garden events website.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886.3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-02-04 2017-02-04 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585d59aa2e45c.JPG Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[MMM, Maples]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/mmm-maples http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/mmm-maples Date: February 4, 2017

Maple trees, in addition to being beautiful, give us lots of edible goodies. But how can a tree be a treat? Learn about the process of "sugaring," how to identify the official tree of New York State, try out your new maple sugaring knowledge on a tree stump, and taste some maple treats!

This program is open to adults and kids aged seven and older, weather-permitting, and includes a walk through the Central Greenbelt.

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

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 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: February 4, 2017

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: Owl Discovery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/nature-presentation-owl-discovery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/nature-presentation-owl-discovery Date: February 4, 2017

Get an in-depth look at 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 adaptions. Ages six and older welcome with an adult.

This event is 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 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e7143d5999.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year 2017: Year of the Red Rooster at St. James Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/lunar-new-year-2017-year-of-the-red-rooster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/lunar-new-year-2017-year-of-the-red-rooster Date: February 4, 2017

Happy Lunar New Year all!

Join Mekong NYC, a community group that is part of the Friends of St. James Park, as they welcome everyone of all ages to their annual Lunar New Year event at the recreation center! This year is the Year of the Red Rooster. Enjoy traditional arts and crafts, games and activities, music performances, and more!

For more information please contact Dalena Hoag at dalena@mekongnyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1861

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5890f27026f29.jpg Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: February 4, 2017

Create adorable arts and crafts items out of paper to take home. Each month you will make a different paper art project.

Themes
January - Paper Tree
February - Valentine Heart Emojis
March - Nature Paper Art

This program is suitable for all ages.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Film Lecture with Alex Horwitz: Hamilton's America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/film-lecture-with-alex-horwitz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/film-lecture-with-alex-horwitz Date: February 4, 2017

Be in the house where it happened as we screen “Hamilton’s America,” the PBS documentary chronicling the creative process behind the hit musical Hamilton (portions of which were filmed at Morris-Jumel). After the screening, there will be a talk back with the documentary’s director, Alex Horwitz.

For more information and to make a reservation, please contact publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Textile Arts: Crochet Amigurumi Bear - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/textile-artscrochet-amigurumi-bear-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/04/textile-artscrochet-amigurumi-bear-adults Date: February 4, 2017

Participants will crochet a cute, stuffed Amigurumi bear to keep or give as a gift. It is important to attend all sessions.

Learn to read and follow pattern for making the Amigurumi Bear.

Materials needed: #4 cotton yarn, size E aluminum crochet hook, tapestry or yarn needle, yarn cutter, clicky row counter (optional), stitch marker, pom pom maker (optional), polyfill to stuff your Amigurumi Bear, buttons for eyes, sewing needle, and sewing thread.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-04 2017-02-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: February 5, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a4f480ed6.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: February 5, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a46704eab.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: February 5, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a33bb3080.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: February 5, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a35e7addd.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Coyote and Owl Fixtures and Tricksters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/family-art-project-coyote-and-owl-fixtures-and-tricksters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/family-art-project-coyote-and-owl-fixtures-and-tricksters Date: February 5, 2017

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, join visiting Wave Hill Winter Workspace artist Yeon Jin Kim to create a fanciful wintery tableau of simple paper puppets and shadowy scenes that capture your own make-believe owl and coyote mythology.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e71b8d166d.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Owl Pellet Dissection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/owl-pellet-dissection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/owl-pellet-dissection Date: February 5, 2017

Owls swallow their prey whole. During digestion, parts of the prey, such as bones, feathers, and fur, are bound up into a tight pellet, which the owl regurgitates. Drop in for this exploratory workshop, and discover the origins of the owl’s diet.

Ages eight and older are welcome with an adult.

This event is 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 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e71fe1ac9d.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Talk: On the Trail of Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/nature-talk-on-the-trail-of-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/nature-talk-on-the-trail-of-urban-coyotes Date: February 5, 2017

Many questions come to mind when you hear about coyotes in and around NYC. Where do they live? Why are they here? Should they be here?

Dr. Chris Nagy, Director of Research at the Mianus River Gorge, addresses many of these questions both in NYC and in the larger metropolitan region as part of the Gotham Coyote Project.

Find out how camera traps and DNA from “scat” (aka poop) allow scientists to observe and track wildlife without ever touching or disturbing the animals.

Ages 12 and older welcome with an adult.

This event is 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 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e724bd8e73.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Coyote Info Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/coyote-info-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/coyote-info-station Date: February 5, 2017

Coyotes have lived with New Yorkers for longer than you may think. Environmental Educators explain the history of coyotes in New York City and suggest tips for living peacefully with these wild neighbors.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e729d4e5d4.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: February 5, 2017

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills, explore our city's rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585ae9b36b9d0.JPG Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 5, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Women's Self Defense Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/womens-self-defense-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/womens-self-defense-workshops Date: February 5, 2017

These six classes will show self defense moves and discuss the threats faced by females. We recommend attending all six classes but it is not necessary. This class is for females only, ages 10 and older.

Taught by Warrior Sisters Organization.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5861598c6986f.png Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:15:07 EST
<![CDATA[Seal Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/seal-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/seal-exploration Date: February 5, 2017

Winter is an amazing time of year to observe seals in the NY harbor estuary. You may be surprised by what looks like a rock in the distance, is actually a healthy seal.

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. Exploration Series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:29:52 EST
<![CDATA[18th Annual New York City Lunar New Year Parade and Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/18th-annual-new-york-city-lunar-new-year-parade-and-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/18th-annual-new-york-city-lunar-new-year-parade-and-festival Date: February 5, 2017

Head to Chinatown in Manhattan to check out the annual Lunar New Year Parade for amazing visuals, delicious treats, and mesmerizing cultural performances. This party features all sorts of vendors, food, and festivities for all ages to welcome the Year of the Rooster.

The parade starts at 1:00 p.m. Show up early to grab a prime spot along the route! Visit Better Chinatown USA's website to view a map of the route.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Street and Forsyth Street (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 12:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.71792023649000000, -73.99310801608400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58812a0fcb31a.jpg Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:14:53 EST
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Tour: Caring for the Heather Garden with Horticulturist John Kelly]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/heather-garden-tour-caring-for-the-heather-garden-with-horticulturist-john-kelly http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/heather-garden-tour-caring-for-the-heather-garden-with-horticulturist-john-kelly Date: February 5, 2017

Join a tour of the Heather Garden and learn insider information on what it takes to sustain this horticultural jewel and it's 500 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs. Gardener 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) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587e617aaedc2.jpg Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/winter-workspace-dropin-sunday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/winter-workspace-dropin-sunday Date: February 5, 2017

Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-in Sunday. In the Winter Workspace today are Crystal Gregory, Rosemarie Fiore, and Summer McCorkle. Stop by Glyndor Gallery to speak to the artists and get a closer look at the creative process.

This event is 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 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e72e42a191.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Fire Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/fire-making-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/fire-making-skills Date: February 5, 2017

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.

Please note: Registration is required to participate in this program. To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' program registration page. Registration starts on Wednesday, January 25.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Shelter Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/shelter-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/shelter-building Date: February 5, 2017

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 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585c52ca082a7.jpg Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:29:52 EST
<![CDATA[DIY Bird Feeders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/diy-birdfeeders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/diy-birdfeeders Date: February 5, 2017

Learn which birds can be found in the Greenbelt throughout the winter months. Using everyday materials, we will make some easy bird feeders to entice these winter residents to visit your yard.

This program is suitable for adults and kids aged six and older. Registration is required. To register, please email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org or call (718) 351-3450.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:29:53 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: Owls - Raptors of the Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/nature-presentation-owls-raptors-of-the-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/nature-presentation-owls-raptors-of-the-night Date: February 5, 2017

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.

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 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586e732bb621c.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/05/astronomy Date: February 5, 2017

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City Parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe the night sky.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: North Side of the Great Lawn (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-05 2017-02-05 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.78250122070312500, -73.96569824218750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585460a69eddc.jpg Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: The Rhythmic Art of Thread]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/06/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/06/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread Date: February 6, 2017

The Rhythmic Art of Thread showcases works in fiber that explore diverse themes of culture, spirituality, historical events, and icons. Contemporary artists merge techniques of quilting, applique, mixed media, screening, fabric collage, and fiber fusion to tell stories and present abstract imagery in textile art. The exhibition features the works of Michael A. Cummings, Shimoda Emanuel, Ife Felix, Laura R. Gadson, Jacqueline Johnson, Jackquelynn Jones, Dindga McCannon, Lisa Shepard Stewart, and 2016 Teen Curators of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Curated by Harlem Needle Arts with support from NYC Parks’ Ebony Society.

Closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16; and Presidents Day on Monday, February 20.

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 2017-02-06 2017-02-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586bca3851854.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Programs Open House Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/06/adaptive-programs-open-house-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/06/adaptive-programs-open-house-week Date: February 6, 2017

Our Adaptive Open House week provides an opportunity for members of our community who suffer a disability to participate in recreation programs designed to accomodate those with special needs. Join our professional staff to enjoy free sports, fitness, and computer technology programs at our recreation center.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2017-02-06 2017-02-06 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 7, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-02-07 2017-02-07 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Programs Open House Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/adaptive-programs-open-house-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/adaptive-programs-open-house-week Date: February 7, 2017

Our Adaptive Open House week provides an opportunity for members of our community who suffer a disability to participate in recreation programs designed to accomodate those with special needs. Join our professional staff to enjoy free sports, fitness, and computer technology programs at our recreation center.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2017-02-07 2017-02-07 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Color of Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/color-of-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/color-of-comics-exhibition Date: February 7, 2017

The Color of Comics exhibition, curated by Ray Felix, showcases the private art collections from artist, Ray Felix, and writer, Alex Simmons, along with several talented African-American artists in the comic book industry. Artists include: Paris Cullins, Jerry Craft, Christopher Duckett, Trevor Vonnie Eden, Corey Fields, N.Steven Harris, Jamal Ingle, Carl Kent, Alitha E. Martinez, Khary Randolph, Sha-Nee Williams, and many more.

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 2017-02-07 2017-02-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5891248988746.jpg Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: The Rhythmic Art of Thread]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread Date: February 7, 2017

The Rhythmic Art of Thread showcases works in fiber that explore diverse themes of culture, spirituality, historical events, and icons. Contemporary artists merge techniques of quilting, applique, mixed media, screening, fabric collage, and fiber fusion to tell stories and present abstract imagery in textile art. The exhibition features the works of Michael A. Cummings, Shimoda Emanuel, Ife Felix, Laura R. Gadson, Jacqueline Johnson, Jackquelynn Jones, Dindga McCannon, Lisa Shepard Stewart, and 2016 Teen Curators of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Curated by Harlem Needle Arts with support from NYC Parks’ Ebony Society.

Closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16; and Presidents Day on Monday, February 20.

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 2017-02-07 2017-02-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586bca3851854.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Paint it Up: Wine Bottles - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/paint-it-up-wine-bottlesadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/paint-it-up-wine-bottlesadults Date: February 7, 2017

Participants will upcycle and decorate their own personal wine bottles as a personal keepsake or gift for a special someone.

Schedule
January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... use our current exhibition as inspiration for the art.
February: Love is in the air! Decorate your bottle for that special someone in your life
March: The Winds of March (create a piece inspired by March and the coming of Spring)

Start time: 10:00 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 2017-02-07 2017-02-07 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: February 7, 2017

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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 2017-02-07 2017-02-07 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: February 7, 2017

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-02-07 2017-02-07 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57323457cdf51.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/introduction-to-sign-languageadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/introduction-to-sign-languageadults Date: February 7, 2017

Adults of all abilities are welcome to join in learning basic sign language (the alphabet, vocabulary, and how to build simple phrases using American Sign Language).

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, please call the Poe Park Visitor Center at (718) 365-5516.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-07 2017-02-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Bjorn Skaarup's Hippo Ballerina Unveiling and Instameet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/public-art-unveiling-of-bjorn-skaarups-hippo-ballerina http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/public-art-unveiling-of-bjorn-skaarups-hippo-ballerina Date: February 7, 2017

Please join us to celebrate the unveiling of Danish artist Bjorn Skaarup's monumental bronze sculpture, Hippo Ballerina. The copper tutu-clad bronze sculpture stands over 15-foot tall and is Skaarup's first US public art installation. Inspired by Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen and the dancing hippos of Walt Disney’s Fantasia, Hippo Ballerina vividly illustrates Skaarup’s ability to reinterpret subjects and themes found in ancient myths, art history, modern animation, and contemporary popular culture in playful ways that are accessible to visitors at any age! Come join in the fun on Feb. 7!

Visitors are invited to strike a pose with the dashing diva. You can post photos on your Instagram page from Feb. 7 – March 31, 2017 for a chance to win a limited-edition Hippo Tightrope Ballerina etching by the artist Bjorn Skaarup, plus two tickets to a ballet performance at Lincoln Center. Please read the contest entry instructions and rules.

Remarks will be given at 1:30 PM by the artist and representatives from the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, NYC Parks, and Cavalier Galleries The event will also include a photo-op with Hippo Ballerina, artist Bjorn Skaarup, Prima Ballerina Cynthia Harver, Artistic Director of American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, and seven ABT School students.

The sculpture will be on view from February 7, 2017 through July 31, 2017.

Watch Live
Can't make it? Tune in to NYC Parks on Periscope at 2:00 p.m. for a 360-degree tour of Hippo Ballerina at Dante Park.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Dante Park

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M020 Dante Park 2017-02-07 2017-02-07 12:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77180099487305000, -73.98259735107422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/588bc872b9142.jpg Fri, 03 Feb 2017 10:45:08 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: February 7, 2017

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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: 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 2017-02-07 2017-02-07 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235242afdc.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: February 7, 2017

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 keeping with that theme, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled Windows on the City: Looking Out at Gracie’s New York. The installation consists of previously and newly acquired works, all from the original Gracie Mansion period, which have been curated to create a more historically accurate picture of life in New York City during the time of Gracie Mansion’s construction.

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: 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 2017-02-07 2017-02-07 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573235c594bc8.jpg Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Sharing Our Farm Traditions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/greenthumb-workshop-sharing-our-farm-traditions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/greenthumb-workshop-sharing-our-farm-traditions Date: February 7, 2017

The goal of this workshop is to connect and educate participants on the diversity of gardening traditions among GreenThumb gardeners, and to demonstrate how these traditions can be maintained and promoted on various-sized land parcels. We’ll highlight the online Vegetable Garden Planner tool to demonstrate how to take the guesswork out of planning for a bountiful garden season.

Please RSVP by calling (212) 602-5300.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2017-02-07 2017-02-07 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Illustrated Lecture Stoops to Conquer: The Evolution of the New York Townhouse With Richard Sammons, Fairfax & Sammons Architects]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/illustrated-lecture-stoops-to-conquer-the-evolution-of-the-new-york-townhouse-with-richard-sammons-fairfax-sammons-architects http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/illustrated-lecture-stoops-to-conquer-the-evolution-of-the-new-york-townhouse-with-richard-sammons-fairfax-sammons-architects Date: February 7, 2017

A collaboration with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
New York City in the popular imagination may be defined by the skyscraper, but in reality our city’s landscape is dominated by a grid plan that minced most blocks into a staggering number of narrow lots – easily bought, sold, and built on. The development of these small individual lots produced entire neighborhoods of narrow residential buildings, making the townhouse the true vernacular architecture of the city. Join architect Richard Sammons as he traces the origins and evolution of the ever-present townhouse in New York City. Townhouses give so many historic neighborhoods their charm, but what are the weaknesses of the form? And how can we as modern architects and city-dwellers improve on this classic architectural style to bring the economical, adaptable, and sustainable townhouse into the 21st century?

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Salmagundi Club

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2017-02-07 2017-02-07 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.73423600000000000, -73.99449640000000000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: February 7, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-02-07 2017-02-07 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: February 7, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2017-02-07 2017-02-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5887a49ed2ee0.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:15:07 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: February 7, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-02-07 2017-02-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a4b55a5cb.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:06 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/07/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: February 7, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-02-07 2017-02-07 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: The Rhythmic Art of Thread]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/08/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/08/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread Date: February 8, 2017

The Rhythmic Art of Thread showcases works in fiber that explore diverse themes of culture, spirituality, historical events, and icons. Contemporary artists merge techniques of quilting, applique, mixed media, screening, fabric collage, and fiber fusion to tell stories and present abstract imagery in textile art. The exhibition features the works of Michael A. Cummings, Shimoda Emanuel, Ife Felix, Laura R. Gadson, Jacqueline Johnson, Jackquelynn Jones, Dindga McCannon, Lisa Shepard Stewart, and 2016 Teen Curators of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Curated by Harlem Needle Arts with support from NYC Parks’ Ebony Society.

Closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16; and Presidents Day on Monday, February 20.

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 2017-02-08 2017-02-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586bca3851854.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Programs Open House Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/08/adaptive-programs-open-house-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/08/adaptive-programs-open-house-week Date: February 8, 2017

Our Adaptive Open House week provides an opportunity for members of our community who suffer a disability to participate in recreation programs designed to accomodate those with special needs. Join our professional staff to enjoy free sports, fitness, and computer technology programs at our recreation center.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2017-02-08 2017-02-08 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Color of Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/08/color-of-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/08/color-of-comics-exhibition Date: February 8, 2017

The Color of Comics exhibition, curated by Ray Felix, showcases the private art collections from artist, Ray Felix, and writer, Alex Simmons, along with several talented African-American artists in the comic book industry. Artists include: Paris Cullins, Jerry Craft, Christopher Duckett, Trevor Vonnie Eden, Corey Fields, N.Steven Harris, Jamal Ingle, Carl Kent, Alitha E. Martinez, Khary Randolph, Sha-Nee Williams, and many more.

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 2017-02-08 2017-02-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5891248988746.jpg Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Meet the Curator: Exhibition - The Rhythmic Art of Thread]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/08/meet-the-curator-exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/08/meet-the-curator-exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread Date: February 8, 2017

In celebration of Black History Month, social and student groups can sign up to view The Rhythmic Art of Thread with curator Michelle Bishop and select participating artists.

Please note: Space is limited; RSVP is required. To sign up, please email artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov or call (212) 360-8163.

About the exhibit
The Rhythmic Art of Thread showcases works in fiber that explore diverse themes of culture, spirituality, historical events, and icons. Contemporary artists merge techniques of quilting, applique, mixed media, screening, fabric collage, and fiber fusion to tell stories and present abstract imagery in textile art. The exhibition features the works of Michael A. Cummings, Shimoda Emanuel, Ife Felix, Laura R. Gadson, Jacqueline Johnson, Jackquelynn Jones, Dindga McCannon, Lisa Shepard Stewart, and 2016 Teen Curators of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Curated by Harlem Needle Arts with support from NYC Parks’ Ebony Society.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-08 2017-02-08 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5894de3a5fcc8.jpg Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Steampunk Art: Upcycle Miniature Bottles - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/08/le-petit-steam-punk-art-upcycle-miniature-bottlesadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/08/le-petit-steam-punk-art-upcycle-miniature-bottlesadults Date: February 8, 2017

Have great fun creating beautiful steampunk art out of old small bottles and jars with their caps. All labels and gummy residue should be removed. Bring old pill bottles, small jelly and jam jars, and containers with tops clean and dry).

Themes
January: Once Upon A Midnight Steamy
February: Punk Love
March: Beware the Winds of March

Start time: 10:00 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 2017-02-08 2017-02-08 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-to-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/08/recycletoartall-ages http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/08/recycletoartall-ages Date: February 8, 2017

Have fun creating cute items out of recycled materials. For ages 6 years - 12 years and parents.

Themes
January - Paper Cup Polar Bear
February - Button Hearts
March - Paper Plate Flowers

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-08 2017-02-08 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/08/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/08/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: February 8, 2017

Join the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy for a hike or trail run on Wednesday evenings. Pick one! The hike is moderately paced, and the run is faster and more suitable for experienced trail runners. Bring a headlamp along as it is beginning to be dark when we return!

The evening hikes take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the trail runs take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The hike and trail run usually cover approximately five miles. Headlamps are required in every season. Dress for the weather and trail conditions. Bring water and a snack if you think you'll need it. No reservation is required.

This event takes place in all weather unless conditions are dangerous. For updates, please visit the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy on Facebook.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-02-08 2017-02-08 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[The Shoreline Parks Plan: Moving Forward]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/08/the-shoreline-parks-plan-moving-forward http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/08/the-shoreline-parks-plan-moving-forward Date: February 8, 2017

Please join us as we share new designs, based on community input, for adapting our shoreline parks to the Army Corps’ protective seawall. Everyone is welcome!

For more information or to request accessibility accommodations, contact Fiona Akins by Feb. 3 at (212) 360-3437 or fiona.akins@parks.nyc.gov. Can’t make the meeting? Send your comments in via email to the address above.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lou Caravone Building, Sea View Hospital

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2017-02-08 2017-02-08 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.59045250000000000, -74.13234380000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5882a0cea966d.jpg Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/08/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/08/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: February 8, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play wheelchair basketball and know the rules inside and out? Well, here's your chance to learn from the best! Come out and scrimmage against other wheelchair basketball players from the NYC area. With the help of the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team, it's guaranteed to be tons of fun and you'll come back every week for more action!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2017-02-08 2017-02-08 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Imani Uzuri In Transit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/08/arts-culture-fun-umani-uzuri http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/08/arts-culture-fun-umani-uzuri Date: February 8, 2017

The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit and Joe’s Pub at The Public present Imani Uzuri’s Love Story: Songs of Laughter, Loss and Resilience, a concert of the composer’s original music. Imani was most recently the composer of the Mobile Unit’s fall 2016 production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The Mobile Unit continues The Public’s commitment to bring free Shakespeare to communities with limited or no access to the arts by taking plays on tour to correctional facilities, homeless shelters, social service organizations and more. Part of the Mobile Unit and Joe’s Pub’s collaborative series, In Transit, Uzuri’s show will tour community venues and correctional facilities and culminate with a show at Joe’s Pub on Saturday, February 18 at 7:00PM.

Start time: 11:30 pm

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718 485 4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2017-02-08 2017-02-08 11:30 pm 12:30 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58810dda993c1.jpg Wed, 01 Feb 2017 18:15:08 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-02-09 2017-02-09 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Programs Open House Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/adaptive-programs-open-house-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/adaptive-programs-open-house-week Date: February 9, 2017

Our Adaptive Open House week provides an opportunity for members of our community who suffer a disability to participate in recreation programs designed to accomodate those with special needs. Join our professional staff to enjoy free sports, fitness, and computer technology programs at our recreation center.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2017-02-09 2017-02-09 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Color of Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/color-of-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/color-of-comics-exhibition Date: February 9, 2017

The Color of Comics exhibition, curated by Ray Felix, showcases the private art collections from artist, Ray Felix, and writer, Alex Simmons, along with several talented African-American artists in the comic book industry. Artists include: Paris Cullins, Jerry Craft, Christopher Duckett, Trevor Vonnie Eden, Corey Fields, N.Steven Harris, Jamal Ingle, Carl Kent, Alitha E. Martinez, Khary Randolph, Sha-Nee Williams, and many more.

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 2017-02-09 2017-02-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5891248988746.jpg Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: The Rhythmic Art of Thread]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread Date: February 9, 2017

The Rhythmic Art of Thread showcases works in fiber that explore diverse themes of culture, spirituality, historical events, and icons. Contemporary artists merge techniques of quilting, applique, mixed media, screening, fabric collage, and fiber fusion to tell stories and present abstract imagery in textile art. The exhibition features the works of Michael A. Cummings, Shimoda Emanuel, Ife Felix, Laura R. Gadson, Jacqueline Johnson, Jackquelynn Jones, Dindga McCannon, Lisa Shepard Stewart, and 2016 Teen Curators of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Curated by Harlem Needle Arts with support from NYC Parks’ Ebony Society.

Closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16; and Presidents Day on Monday, February 20.

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 2017-02-09 2017-02-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586bca3851854.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: February 9, 2017

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-09 2017-02-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 9, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 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 2017-02-09 2017-02-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 09:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Arts, Culture & Fun: Inspire You Dance Workshop with Aubrey Lynch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/arts-culture-fun-inspire-you-series-with-aubrey-lynch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/arts-culture-fun-inspire-you-series-with-aubrey-lynch Date: February 9, 2017

Join us for a special dance workshop with Aubrey Lynch, Director of Dance at The Harlem School of the Arts.

Aubrey has created a movement workshop based on the life lessons learned from the dance master, Alvin Ailey. Designed for non-dancers, Aubrey takes participants through a series of experiential activities in an intimate and inspiring space for personal enrichment and growth. No previous dance experience is necessary.

Note: Please dress in comfortable gym clothing or dancewear with sneakers, dance shoes or bare feet. Space is limited so please RSVP to hold your spot to jennifer.jennings@parks.nyc.gov.

About Aubrey

Aubrey Lynch is from Woodhaven, Michigan. He danced with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and was an original cast member of Disney’s The Lion King, acting as the production’s Associate Choreographer and then Associate Producer. Mr. Lynch works with artists all over the world, coaching and teaching, including Steps on Broadway and The Ailey School. He has co-designed and co-led workshops and programs for NYC Department of Education, Theater Development Fund Open Doors Program, and has mentored for Young Arts Week. He also coaches children for film, television, and Broadway. Aubrey is Dance Director at Harlem School of the Arts and Founder and Artistic Director of Aubrey Lynch Extra Essential Arts AL-EEArts born out of the belief that “The arts aren’t extracurricular; they’re extra-essential.”

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-02-09 2017-02-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5873c6e953574.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:44:59 EST
<![CDATA[Creative 3D Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/creative-3d-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/creative-3d-arts Date: February 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-09 2017-02-09 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: February 9, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-02-09 2017-02-09 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fde6bc59a8.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Imani Uzuri In Transit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/arts-culture-fun-umani-uzuri http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/09/arts-culture-fun-umani-uzuri Date: February 9, 2017

The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit and Joe’s Pub at The Public present Imani Uzuri’s Love Story: Songs of Laughter, Loss and Resilience, a concert of the composer’s original music. Imani was most recently the composer of the Mobile Unit’s fall 2016 production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The Mobile Unit continues The Public’s commitment to bring free Shakespeare to communities with limited or no access to the arts by taking plays on tour to correctional facilities, homeless shelters, social service organizations and more. Part of the Mobile Unit and Joe’s Pub’s collaborative series, In Transit, Uzuri’s show will tour to community venues and correctional facilities and culminate with a show at Joe’s Pub on Saturday, February 18 at 7:00PM.

Space is limited so please RSVP to hold your spot to centralrec@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-860-1380

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-02-09 2017-02-09 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58810e2312d2e.jpg Wed, 01 Feb 2017 18:15:08 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: The Rhythmic Art of Thread]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/10/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/10/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread Date: February 10, 2017

The Rhythmic Art of Thread showcases works in fiber that explore diverse themes of culture, spirituality, historical events, and icons. Contemporary artists merge techniques of quilting, applique, mixed media, screening, fabric collage, and fiber fusion to tell stories and present abstract imagery in textile art. The exhibition features the works of Michael A. Cummings, Shimoda Emanuel, Ife Felix, Laura R. Gadson, Jacqueline Johnson, Jackquelynn Jones, Dindga McCannon, Lisa Shepard Stewart, and 2016 Teen Curators of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Curated by Harlem Needle Arts with support from NYC Parks’ Ebony Society.

Closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16; and Presidents Day on Monday, February 20.

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 2017-02-10 2017-02-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586bca3851854.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Programs Open House Week]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/10/adaptive-programs-open-house-week http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/10/adaptive-programs-open-house-week Date: February 10, 2017

Our Adaptive Open House week provides an opportunity for members of our community who suffer a disability to participate in recreation programs designed to accomodate those with special needs. Join our professional staff to enjoy free sports, fitness, and computer technology programs at our recreation center.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2017-02-10 2017-02-10 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Color of Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/10/color-of-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/10/color-of-comics-exhibition Date: February 10, 2017

The Color of Comics exhibition, curated by Ray Felix, showcases the private art collections from artist, Ray Felix, and writer, Alex Simmons, along with several talented African-American artists in the comic book industry. Artists include: Paris Cullins, Jerry Craft, Christopher Duckett, Trevor Vonnie Eden, Corey Fields, N.Steven Harris, Jamal Ingle, Carl Kent, Alitha E. Martinez, Khary Randolph, Sha-Nee Williams, and many more.

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 2017-02-10 2017-02-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5891248988746.jpg Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Highbridge Park Service Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/10/highbridge-park-service-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/10/highbridge-park-service-days Date: February 10, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to potentially unsafe conditions created by the snow storm on 2/9/2017. We hope to see you next week 02/17/2017!

Highbridge Park is a valuable resource for the neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Inwood! Join New York Restoration Project in our constant effort to maintain and restore this urban gem every Friday morning in January and February. Together we will remove trash and invasive species, and perform a multitude of tasks which will support the native ecology and the mountain biking association.

Work in Highbridge Park requires that you wear closed-toed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather! Space is limited and registration is required. To register please email rminer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Dyckman Sitting Area (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-02-10 2017-02-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86119842529297000, -73.92469787597656000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587d00f29fcdc.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:44:59 EST
<![CDATA[Snowshoeing on Randall's Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/10/snowshoeing-on-randalls-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/10/snowshoeing-on-randalls-island Date: February 10, 2017

Join Randall's Island Park Alliance for a day of frolicking in the snow! Gather up the kids and head to Randall's Island for a bit of winter fun! Snacks and warm beverages will be provided.

Please note: Most of our snowshoes will fit children between the ages of 6 and15. Children will be able to use a free pair of snowshoes for the duration of the walk. Adults are welcome to join if they feel they can do so comfortably without snowshoes.

We encourage using mass transit or accessing the island by the 103rd Street Footbridge or the Randall’s Island Connector.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-02-10 2017-02-10 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cb55d868a5.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-10 2017-02-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 06 Feb 2017 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Multimedia Arts: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/10/multimedia-artsadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/10/multimedia-artsadults Date: February 10, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-10 2017-02-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/10/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/10/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: February 10, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-10 2017-02-10 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: February 11, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park. Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park; help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.

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

Please note: Volunteers under 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 dp.reynolds@verizon.net.

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: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-02-11 2017-02-11 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:45:25 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-02-11 2017-02-11 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: February 11, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-11 2017-02-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: February 11, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-02-11 2017-02-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a3fdef59c.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:15:03 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: February 11, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-02-11 2017-02-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a3d9e9736.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:15:03 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: February 11, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-02-11 2017-02-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a4302276d.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:15:03 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/11/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: February 11, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-02-11 2017-02-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876a38497600.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:15:03 EST