NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:10:58 GMT <![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: March 17, 2018

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

RSVP

Individuals and small groups are asked to register for the project by emailing 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 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 17, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Fri, 06 Apr 2018 13:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: March 17, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7e2b96730.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness Date: March 17, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:44:43 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: March 17, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f6fe6ed5aa.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Highland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/nyrr-open-run-highland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/nyrr-open-run-highland-park Date: March 17, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Highland Park Entrance (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.68369718980000000, -73.88565301900000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f768069209.jpg Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: March 17, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86990581800800000, -73.92093217372900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7750d75fe.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/nyrr-open-run-soundview-park Date: March 17, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X118 Soundview Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.82009887695300000, -73.87239837646500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7c1a9c9d1.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: March 17, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7d899a685.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Claremont Park Street Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/0317-claremont-park-street-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/0317-claremont-park-street-tree-care Date: March 17, 2018

Come work with NYC Parks Stewardship to care for local street trees! Learn about the important roles street trees play in New York City, and how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees.

Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty and closed toe shoes. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone. Space is limited and registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Clay Avenue and Andrew Robinson Place (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.83721365799900000, -73.90790510177600000 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Park Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/0317-conference-house-park-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/0317-conference-house-park-forest-restoration Date: March 17, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect forested areas in Conference House Park! You can learn about our past planting sites and help us mulch young trees or learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event. Space is limited and registration is required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183925232

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:15:03 EST
<![CDATA[Inwood Hill Park Trail Stewardship Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/inwood-hill-park-trail-stewardship-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/inwood-hill-park-trail-stewardship-day Date: March 17, 2018

Volunteer with NYC Parks as we care for the Orange and Blue Trails at Inwood Hill Park! Join our effort to make the 4.2-mile trails of Inwood Hill Park safer, more accessible, and sustainable through trail blazing, corridor clearing, and debris removal.

The group will focus on the closure of desire lines along the Blue Trail near the Beak Street entrance to the park.

Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, please email Ryan.Ruiz@parks.nyc.gov. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-795-1388

Location: Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86729812622070000, -73.92900085449219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820e41573f3.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz Date: March 17, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a96d692092e9.jpg Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Pelham Parkway North]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/imp-project-pelham-parkway-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/imp-project-pelham-parkway-north Date: March 17, 2018

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Pelham Parkway North to hold a general cleanup, rake leaves, and remove weeds at Pelham Parkway North and Wallace Avenue. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 285-6700

Location: Pelham Parkway North and Wallace Avenue

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2018-03-17 2018-03-17 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.85791790000000000, -73.86466170000000000 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Forest Restoration Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/forest-restoration-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/forest-restoration-volunteer-days Date: March 17, 2018

Work together with The Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy and NYC Parks staff to help restore Van Cortlandt Park's forests.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bartow's Literary Elevenses Book Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/bartows-literary-elevenses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/bartows-literary-elevenses Date: March 17, 2018

Join Museum Guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar as they lead a historical-fiction book club where literature and tea blend for a savory adventure.

Contact Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum for the current book being explored. Tea and light refreshments will be served; please bring a sweet or savory snack for the group to enjoy! Come be a part of the fun.

Registration is requested.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7dca2bd66e3.jpg Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Suminagashi and Orizomegami Papers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/family-art-project-suminagashi-and-orizomegami-papers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/family-art-project-suminagashi-and-orizomegami-papers Date: March 17, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7483c21c8ea.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up Zumba with Pascal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal Date: March 17, 2018

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[Turtle, Turtle!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/turtle-turtle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/turtle-turtle Date: March 17, 2018

Turtles are everywhere! Learn all about turtles, their habitat, and their behaviors. Visit our classroom turtles and then see if we can spot some outside. Ages 5+.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f5dda41f41.png Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[She's On Point! A Celebration of Girls in Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/shes-on-point-a-celebration-of-girls-in-sports Date: March 17, 2018

She’s on Point celebrates the achievements of female athletes and introducing young girls and boys to sports.

Through partnerships with local colleges and sports organizations, as well as the contributions of NYC Parks public programming staff, a variety of sports clinics and demonstrations take place, from traditional to alternative sports. We also incorporate a speaking portion, where professional athletes and coaches are invited to talk about their pathways into a career in sports.

Schedule

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Women’s Open Gym

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Basketball for 8-11 year olds

11:00 a.m. - Noon - Soccer for 12-14 year olds

Noon - 1:00 p.m. - Dance for 12-14 year olds

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Basketball for 12-14 year olds

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Soccer for 8-11 year olds

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Dance for 8-11 year olds

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a982220ad21b.JPG Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Crotona Parkway Malls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/its-my-park-at-crotona-parkway-malls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/its-my-park-at-crotona-parkway-malls Date: March 17, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Community Board 6 to clean up the Happy Land Memorial at Crotona Parkway Malls. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 579-6990

Location: Happyland Monument (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.84270095825200000, -73.88539886474600000 Mon, 26 Feb 2018 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/farmhouse-family-day Date: March 17, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Putting on the Green Dance Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/putting-on-the-green-dance-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/putting-on-the-green-dance-party Date: March 17, 2018

Celebrate Irish heritage with us at Putting on the Green Dance Party. Music, dance and light refreshments will be provided. Free and open to the public.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718.667.3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 11:30 am 2:30 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:59:41 EST
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: March 17, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[St. Patrick’s Day: A Tribute to the Tredwells’ Irish Servants with Bridget Murphy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/st-patricks-day-a-tribute-to-the-tredwells-irish-servants-with-bridget-murphy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/st-patricks-day-a-tribute-to-the-tredwells-irish-servants-with-bridget-murphy Date: March 17, 2018

Join us for a back-stairs tour and experience the Merchant’s House through the eyes of the Irish immigrants who worked as domestic servants for the Tredwell family. You’ll climb the narrow staircase to the fourth-floor servants’ quarters and see where the Tredwells’ four Irish servants lived and did some of their work, “arguably the oldest intact site of Irish habitation in New York City” (Time Out New York). You’ll meet Tredwell servant Bridget Murphy, who will play traditional Irish airs on the harp and entertain guests with her singing. She’ll also tell you the many reasons why it would have been impossible to run a home like the Merchant’s House without her.

Included with general admission. Reservations not required

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Fri, 09 Mar 2018 13:44:59 EST
<![CDATA[Survival Series #4: The Ten Essentials]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/survival-series-4-the-ten-essentials http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/survival-series-4-the-ten-essentials Date: March 17, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a85e8e8c8ba0.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:15:05 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/rangers-choice-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/rangers-choice-photography Date: March 17, 2018

Our bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. Each seaso, we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. From stunning wildlife viewing to behind-the-scenes access, these programs are not to be missed.

Bring your camera and see how many shades of green you can find.

Space is limited on all Ranger's Choice programs and registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wednesday, March 7.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.68619918823200000, -73.88980102539100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a85e865411c1.jpg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:15:05 EST
<![CDATA[Wildlife Viewing: Woodpeckers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/wildlife-viewing-woodpeckers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/wildlife-viewing-woodpeckers Date: March 17, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

We offer birding programs throughout the year and offer wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience bring binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a85e99a4334f.jpg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:15:05 EST
<![CDATA[Animal of the Month: Seals and Whales]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/animal-of-the-month-seals-and-whales http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/animal-of-the-month-seals-and-whales Date: March 17, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer programs throughout the year focusing on unique wildlife viewing during particular seasons.

Join our park rangers at Conference House Park, NYC's southernmost park, for a chance to seals and whales in our waterways.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a85e7a350a67.jpg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:15:05 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Coming to America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/coming-to-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/coming-to-america Date: March 17, 2018

The Conference House Association's "Coming to America" exhibit provides visitors reflection on the American immigrant experience from Colonial days to the present.

Visitors to the exhibit are invited to step into the life of a newly-arrived immigrant through the door of some personal artifacts. Historic regional maps and artistic world maps help relate the story. The exhibit includes a world map with the heading, "Where are you from?" . Visitors may engage in each other’s stories…the American story!

Exhibit funding generously provided by Council Member Joseph Borelli, 51st NYC Council District

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a848b718226b.jpg Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/its-my-park-at-claremont-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/its-my-park-at-claremont-park Date: March 17, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Directions For Our Youth to do tree care and beautify Claremont Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Claremont Park Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.84159605513400000, -73.90716862678500000 Mon, 26 Feb 2018 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[St. Patrick’s Day: A Tribute to the Tredwells’ Irish Servants with Bridget Murphy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/st-patricks-day-a-tribute-to-the-tredwells-irish-servants-with-bridget-murphy1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/st-patricks-day-a-tribute-to-the-tredwells-irish-servants-with-bridget-murphy1 Date: March 17, 2018

Join us for a back-stairs tour and experience the Merchant’s House through the eyes of the Irish immigrants who worked as domestic servants for the Tredwell family. You’ll climb the narrow staircase to the fourth-floor servants’ quarters and see where the Tredwells’ four Irish servants lived and did some of their work, “arguably the oldest intact site of Irish habitation in New York City” (Time Out New York). You’ll meet Tredwell servant Bridget Murphy, who will play traditional Irish airs on the harp and entertain guests with her singing. She’ll also tell you the many reasons why it would have been impossible to run a home like the Merchant’s House without her.

Included with General Admission. Reservations not required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Fri, 09 Mar 2018 13:44:59 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: March 17, 2018

Explore Union Square Park on the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour Union Square: The Crossroads of New York. Join us for this engaging tour led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours to discover the social and political history of the neighborhood, all of Union Square’s famed monuments and buildings surrounding the park, and the people and events that shaped this vibrant community to what it is today.

Tours are FREE and held every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Meet in front of the Barnes & Noble at 33 East 17th Street.

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.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Barnes & Noble

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2018-03-17 2018-03-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73702140000000000, -73.98960260000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa050ac64ffa.png Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/adults-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/adults-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: March 17, 2018

Participants will create their own, original decorative gift wrapping paper for holiday and special events.

February - Valentine's Day-inspired Gift Wrapping
March- Create work inspired by (what does March mean to you: windy, rainy, spring is near, etc.)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:14:42 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: March 17, 2018

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

Schedule

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Straight from Your Heart: 800-Word Essay and Memoir Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/straight-from-your-heart-800word-essay-and-memoir-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/straight-from-your-heart-800word-essay-and-memoir-writing Date: March 17, 2018

In this workshop, we will explore our pasts and write 800-word memoirs and personal essays about race and immigration. We will read texts by writers such as Lee Martin, Richard Rodriguez, and Bhanu Kapil and consider the use of metaphor as a way to access emotional material. Come ready to read, remember, and write.

RSVP at sfyhlatimerhouse.eventbrite.com.

Instructor's Bio:
Meera Nair teaches writing at NYU and is the author of Video: Stories, which was a Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and has recent work in Guernica, the New York Times, and the Guardian. Twitter: @MeeraNairNY; Facebook: Meera Nair

Literature Series: "Writing on Race & Immigration"
The Literature Series "Writing on Race & Immigration" is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This workshop is produced in partnership with Newtown Literary.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a99d11743304.jpg Fri, 09 Mar 2018 13:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[St. Patrick’s Day: A Tribute to the Tredwells’ Irish Servants with Bridget Murphy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/st-patricks-day-a-tribute-to-the-tredwells-irish-servants-with-bridget-murphy2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/st-patricks-day-a-tribute-to-the-tredwells-irish-servants-with-bridget-murphy2 Date: March 17, 2018

Join us for a back-stairs tour and experience the Merchant’s House through the eyes of the Irish immigrants who worked as domestic servants for the Tredwell family.

You’ll climb the narrow staircase to the fourth-floor servants’ quarters and see where the Tredwells’ four Irish servants lived and did some of their work, “arguably the oldest intact site of Irish habitation in New York City” (Time Out New York). You’ll meet Tredwell servant Bridget Murphy, who will play traditional Irish airs on the harp and entertain guests with her singing. She’ll also tell you the many reasons why it would have been impossible to run a home like the Merchant’s House without her.

Included with General Admission. Reservations not required.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Fri, 09 Mar 2018 13:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Historic Richmond Town's James Guyon Jr. Guyon Tavern Series Presents Irish Stout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/historic-richmond-towns-james-guyon-jr-guyon-tavern-series-presents-irish-stout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/historic-richmond-towns-james-guyon-jr-guyon-tavern-series-presents-irish-stout Date: March 17, 2018

The Guyon Tavern (circa 1819) serves up an authentic 19th century acoustic music experience with a warm and resonant sound quality that is rarely found anymore, thanks to the original aged wood and plaster, and the unmistakable handmade construction.

About Irish Stout

Strut your Irish for St. Patrick's Day with Stout as they regale the Tavern with a robust, full program of Irish American songs about drinking, love, immigrants, rebels, shellfish, tomfoolery, and maybe, even some more drinking.

All performances are at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Guyon Tavern at Historic Richmond Town

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2018-03-17 2018-03-17 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57178644122100000, -74.14625349376500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a58f5d451187.jpg Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:29:54 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: New Moon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/astronomy-new-moon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/astronomy-new-moon Date: March 17, 2018

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 specific astronomical events.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a85e9e6b85bc.jpg Mon, 26 Feb 2018 12:45:07 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/astronomy-the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/17/astronomy-the-night-sky Date: March 17, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers will be our guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.

Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-03-17 2018-03-17 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.65990066528300000, -73.96389770507800000 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: March 18, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f781631ead.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: March 18, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f70b360ed5.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: March 18, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f72f812091.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: March 18, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f755812c10.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Suminagashi and Orizomegami Papers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/family-art-project-suminagashi-and-orizomegami-papers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/family-art-project-suminagashi-and-orizomegami-papers Date: March 18, 2018

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a74841aca30c.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at North Shore Esplanade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/its-my-park-at-north-shore-esplanade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/its-my-park-at-north-shore-esplanade Date: March 18, 2018

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: 78 Richmond Terrace

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

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

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

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

Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a997186701e1.jpg Fri, 02 Mar 2018 10:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights Date: March 18, 2018

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Women's History Month: Gravesend Cemetery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/womens-history-monthgravesend-cemetery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/womens-history-monthgravesend-cemetery-tour Date: March 18, 2018

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Gravesend Cemetery

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (301) 807-2529

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

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1444

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a85ed7b8a297.jpg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: March 18, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:45 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/winter-workspace-dropin-sunday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/winter-workspace-dropin-sunday Date: March 18, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7484527c1d0.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: March 18, 2018

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-18 2018-03-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a747b5faad6c.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/central-park-tour-the-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/18/central-park-tour-the-north-woods Date: March 18, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ed9a8aacea.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: March 19, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: March 19, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: March 19, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: March 19, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: March 19, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Downtown Brooklyn Stop 'N' Swap]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/downtown-brooklyn-stop-n-swap http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/downtown-brooklyn-stop-n-swap Date: March 19, 2018

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-7913

Location: Brooklyn Borough Hall

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2018-03-19 2018-03-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69284420000000000, -73.99030300000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aac1b4878684.jpg Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/19/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: March 19, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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

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

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-03-19 2018-03-19 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: March 20, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic Date: March 20, 2018

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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B245 St. John's Recreation Center 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbdc2a4dee.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz Date: March 20, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a96d692092e9.jpg Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Natural Impact]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/exhibition-natural-impact http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/exhibition-natural-impact Date: March 20, 2018

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ed9a8aacea.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic Date: March 20, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic2 Date: March 20, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: March 20, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle-to-Art: Decorative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/upcycletoart-decorative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/upcycletoart-decorative-arts Date: March 20, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization: Get-Together for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities Date: March 20, 2018

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic Date: March 20, 2018

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: March 20, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe6bd8596.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Tompkinsville Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/its-my-park-at-tompkinsville-park Date: March 20, 2018

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 273-6160

Location: Tompkinsville Park

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R024 Tompkinsville Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.63740158081055000, -74.07640075683594000 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic1 Date: March 20, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B210W John J Carty Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Swimming Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic Date: March 20, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.71509933471680000, -73.96050262451172000 Fri, 09 Mar 2018 16:44:59 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic Date: March 20, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B210W John J Carty Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: March 20, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/kids-le-petit-art Date: March 20, 2018

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

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

February - Cardboard-Painted Heart
February - Cardboard Magical Moonballs

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Equinox Salamander Sleuth Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/spring-equinox-salamander-sleuth-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/spring-equinox-salamander-sleuth-hike Date: March 20, 2018

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Office

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Kinokuniya Bookstore

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2018-03-20 2018-03-20 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.75421720000000000, -73.98510200000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a626dfd29975.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: March 20, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7952b1fd6.jpg Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: March 20, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2018-03-20 2018-03-20 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/20/wheelchair-basketball Date: March 20, 2018

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-03-20 2018-03-20 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0f6cadfa8b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Natural Impact]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/exhibition-natural-impact http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/exhibition-natural-impact Date: March 21, 2018

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ed9a8aacea.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz Date: March 21, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a96d692092e9.jpg Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/21/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic3 Date: March 21, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2018-03-21 2018-03-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.71509933471680000, -73.96050262451172000 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:30:08 EST