NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 26 May 2017 15:00:17 GMT <![CDATA[VIP Bilingual Story Time]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/vip-bilingual-story-time http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/vip-bilingual-story-time Date: April 14, 2017

Literacy Inc. and the Poe Park Visitor Center invite you to bring your children for a morning of stories and activities hosted by LINC's VIPs (Very Involved Parents). For ages 6 months to 6 years old.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders Date: April 14, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f181dc84f.jpg Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: April 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: April 14, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[BALSA Spring Fling Basketball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/balsa-spring-fling-basketball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/balsa-spring-fling-basketball-clinics Date: April 14, 2017

Each day from April 10 through April 14, Big And Little Skills Academy (BALSA) will host a variety of free basketball clinics, tournaments, and other activities for high school students at Pier 2. See everything they have planned:

Schedule

Monday, April 10

  • Basketball clinic, noon to 4:00 p.m.
  • Yoga session at Pier 2 Play Turf

Tuesday, April 11

  • 3v3 Boys Basketball Tournament, noon to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 12

  • 3v3 Boys Basketball Tournament, noon to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 13

  • 3v3 Girls Basketball Tournament, noon to 5:00 p.m.

Friday, April 14

  • Basketball clinic, noon to 4:00 p.m.
  • Yoga session at Pier 2 Play Turf

During the 3v3 tornaments, stop and strike a pose in front of BALSA’s step-and-repeat!

Registration
To participate in any of these activities, just find the registration table nearby (drop-ins are welcome!) and grab some free water and snacks before you hit the courts.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 222-9939

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d588da4728c.JPG Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/discovery-walks-for-families-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/discovery-walks-for-families-belvederes-kingdom Date: April 14, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f5a6474de.jpg Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break Activities for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/spring-break-at-the-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/spring-break-at-the-queens-botanical-garden Date: April 14, 2017

While school's out, roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty! Children can sift and search through the Queens Botanical Garden's Exploration Station.

Pick up a self-guided spring scavenger hunt and learn about our upcoming gardening programs for kids.

Activities are drop-in, while supplies last.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-04-14 2017-04-14 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c16c5e6a059.JPG Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Multimedia Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/multimedia-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/multimedia-arts Date: April 14, 2017

We will be creating vintage-style bottles from your own clean bottles. This program is offered to adults.

Multimedia Arts Program Schedule
May: Vintage Bottles
June: Trinket Boxes

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/kids-week-insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/kids-week-insect-exploration Date: April 14, 2017

On this Urban Park Ranger-led walk, we will search for six-legged critters under rocks and logs, and in a pond.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6e63c4bddc.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/kids-week-bronx-insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/kids-week-bronx-insect-exploration Date: April 14, 2017

Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty as we explore high and low in search of amazing insects to discover their important connection to us.

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 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6e4f8edced.jpg Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/kids-week-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/kids-week-scavenger-hunt Date: April 14, 2017

School is out! Get outside and get excited.

With the Urban Park Rangers as your guide, use all of your senses to explore the park as we search high and low for clues.

Nature scavenger hunts are a great way to connect to the natural world and get moving outside.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Avenue U and East 33rd Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.93029785156250000 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Storytelling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/storytelling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/storytelling Date: April 14, 2017

Bring the kids to this storytelling event with our Urban Park Rangers. Ranger programs are the perfect additions to your family's activities.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Garden entrance (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.67710113525400000, -73.78668212890600000 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Bug Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/kids-week-manhattan-bug-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/kids-week-manhattan-bug-hunt Date: April 14, 2017

School is out! Get outside and get excited.

Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty as we search high and low for amazing insects to discover their important connection to us, and the importance of parks to provide habitats for them.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6e66fbe9ab.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: April 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/book-worms Date: April 14, 2017

Book Worms is a program for children to share and develop their love for reading. Children will be able to develop and advance their literacy skills through a variety of fun and educational literacy games, activities, and library trips.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/seasonal-arts-andcrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/seasonal-arts-andcrafts Date: April 14, 2017

This month, we're creating Q-Tip painted hand print trees! This program is offered to kids ages six to 12 years old.

Seasonal Arts and Crafts Program Schedule
May: Q-Tip Painted Hand Print Tree
June: Colorful Rainbow Mobile

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/art-in-action Date: April 14, 2017

Art in Action is a program where children will be given the opportunity to develop their creativity and personal expression through a variety of fun and educational arts and crafts projects.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816.6172.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/basketball-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/basketball-training-camp Date: April 14, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learning the fundamentals of basketball.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2aa4c1cc8e.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/table-toppers Date: April 14, 2017

Children participate in a variety of table-top games and tournaments.

Registration is required. To register, please email Dana.Vitolo@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 816-6172.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Talking Inspirations - The Dancing Gangsters of the South Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/arts-culture-fun-the-dancing-gangsters-of-the-south-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/14/arts-culture-fun-the-dancing-gangsters-of-the-south-bronx Date: April 14, 2017

Please note: This event was rescheduled from April 7 due to emergency maintenance.

Join us for a talk about the book: The Dancing Gangsters of The South Bronx By Willie “MB” Estrada followed by a dance demonstration.

During the Summer of 1974, Henry DeSosa, President of the “The Imperial Bachelors” gang along with St. Mary’s Recreation Center Manager Rita Pasgulaqua, joined forces to help bring peace into the community by hosting weekly Latin Hustle parties. Henry served as the DJ for those weekly events, however, it was Rita who got the Imperial Bachelors to take off their gang colors as a condition of hosting those parties. Several other gangs followed their lead and a truce between all gang members was established at the events and peace in the community soon followed.

This is also where teenagers from the Puerto Rican community cultivated and nurtured the last original partners dance ever created in New York City, and they called it, “The Latin Hustle”.

About Willie Estrada
Willie Estrada is dancer, author, actor, entertainer and music business impresario. He is one of the pioneers and forefathers of the Latin Hustle. Currently Willie is a technical consultant and actor on the hit Netflix Series “TheGet Down” and works directly with Baz Lhurmann and his team to collaborate on the storyline for the show.

Let us know you're coming!
Please RSVP at tidancesm.eventbrite.com. There will be a dance demonstration after the talk.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-04-14 2017-04-14 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2a532a001e.png Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park Date: April 15, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 561-6831

Location: Volunteer Meeting Location (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 8:00 am 2:00 pm 40.62715524114100000, -74.09199488163000000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Joe Michael's Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/its-my-park-at-crocheron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/its-my-park-at-crocheron-park Date: April 15, 2017

This season, volunteer with Bayside Anglers Group to clean the waterfront at Crocheron Park South and along Joe Michaels Path. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Foot Bridge (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 8:30 am 12:30 pm 40.77232666831000000, -73.76383268833200000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Bed-Stuy Street Tree Stewardship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/bedstuy-street-tree-stewardship http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/bedstuy-street-tree-stewardship Date: April 15, 2017

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to care for trees around Bed-Stuy.

Street tree care protects and insulates trees, and has been shown to increase a young tree's chance of survival. Volunteers will be trained in woody plant ID and proper tree care techniques.

Come dressed in clothes that can get dirty and sturdy boots or sneakers.

All volunteers younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69010162353515600, -73.94650268554688000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Raymond Bush Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/its-my-park-at-raymond-bush-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/its-my-park-at-raymond-bush-playground Date: April 15, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Raymond Bush Playground

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2017-04-15 2017-04-15 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.68650054931640600, -73.94159698486328000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:29:53 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Seaside Wildlife Nature Park - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/its-my-park-at-crescent-beach-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/its-my-park-at-crescent-beach-park Date: April 15, 2017

This It's My Park season, join Natural Resources Protective Association for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will clean the play area and shoreline at Seaside Wildlife Nature Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park and beach with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 873-4291

Location: Nelson Avenue Entrance (in Seaside Wildlife Nature Park)

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R145 Seaside Wildlife Nature Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.54033788710600000, -74.14330196380700000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park-spring-ceaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park-spring-ceaning Date: April 15, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Mon, 10 Apr 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Park Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/van-cortlandt-park-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/van-cortlandt-park-tree-planting Date: April 15, 2017

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest in Van Cortlandt Park! Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs.

Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event.

Space is limited and registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Stockbridge Indian Memorial (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89929962158203000, -73.87300109863281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58cb0b60ee84a.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: April 15, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: April 15, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: April 15, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/learntorow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/learntorow Date: April 15, 2017

Unlike most other sports, rowing can be learned at any age and fitness level! Taking an introductory class with Row New York is a great way to get fit, have fun, and enjoy the beauty of the river against the backdrop of the city. It’s a truly unique experience! Learn to Row classes take place in the spring, summer, and fall at the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse on the Harlem River in Northern Manhattan.

Learn-to-Row 1: Intensive Learn-to-Row session, $130. All classes take place on Saturdays from 9:00am-1:00pm.
One-day program.

  • One day program
  • Learn basics of sweep rowing.
  • Develop working knowledge of the sport including vocabulary and equipment.
  • Learn proper rowing technique on land and on the water.
  • Advance to water on a stable rowing barge to develop on-water technique.

This session prepares participants for our Level 2 course, in which advanced rowing skills are acquired on the water. Questions about Learn-to-Row? Visit Row New York's Q&A page.

Ready to register or learn more? Visit Row New York's Learn-to-Row page.

Questions about our 2017 Learn-To-Row 1 classes? Contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org for more information.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-04-15 2017-04-15 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c034f1bc770.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: April 15, 2017

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

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

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

Related Events

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: April 15, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Signs of Spring: Bloomingdale Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/signs-of-spring-bloomingdale-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/signs-of-spring-bloomingdale-park Date: April 15, 2017

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and take a little stroll through Bloomingdale Park. Volunteers will help restore and protect the natural woodlands by removing harmful invasive species and installing tree guards. After the event, we will take a stroll through the park and search for wild spring ephemeral plants.

Please wear clothes that can get dirty and comfortable boots or sneakers. Please bring your own water bottle.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Ramona Avenue and Maguire Avenue (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.53536224365234400, -74.21156311035156000 Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Playground Spring Cleaning - Randall's Island Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/playground-spring-cleaning-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/playground-spring-cleaning-randalls-island-park Date: April 15, 2017

The Randall's Island Park Alliance is working with local volunteers to cleanup the Scylla Playground and get it ready for the spring season!

If you are interested in joining us please email publicprograms@randallsisland.org for more details.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Scylla Playground (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.78386196301300000, -73.92481708526600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e6549d7ca3e.JPG Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost: Farm and Garden Work Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/nyc-compost-farm-garden-work-days Date: April 15, 2017

Cultivate an intimate understanding of the interconnections between soil, plants, and human health by working directly with the land. We’ll be getting our hands and knees dirty with tasks that include soil care, weeding, planting, bed preparation, and composting,

Bring a water bottle. Wear a sun hat, closed-toed shoes, and clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.

This volunteer program meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Heritage Farm and the third Saturday of the month at the Compost Demonstration Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Compost Demonstration Site (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebd2eecf3aa.jpg Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Spring Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/birding-spring-migration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/birding-spring-migration Date: April 15, 2017

The Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.66555303613600000, -73.97154068946800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b85982e123a.jpg Thu, 02 Mar 2017 12:45:23 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: April 15, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: April 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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

This It's My Park season, join Queens Action Coalition (QaC) for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will be cleaning the playground equipment at Ravenswood Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 412-0722

Location: Ravenswood Community Center

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2017-04-15 2017-04-15 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.76060104370100000, -73.93640136718800000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Zimmerman Playground - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/its-my-park-at-zimmerman-playground-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/its-my-park-at-zimmerman-playground-spring-cleaning Date: April 15, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: In front of the park house (in Zimmerman Playground)

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X087 Zimmerman Playground 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86619949340800000, -73.86869812011700000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders Date: April 15, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f1d3f1f04.jpg Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/its-my-park-at-conference-house-park Date: April 15, 2017

Volunteer this It's My Park season with the Friends of Conference House Park to show some tender loving care to our beloved park. Volunteers will help with gardening preparation and beach cleanup to get the park ready for the spring/summer weather and upcoming events. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Spring Supply Distribution 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/greenthumb-summer-supply-giveaway-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/greenthumb-summer-supply-giveaway-2017 Date: April 15, 2017

Pick up basic gardening and maintenance supplies for your registered GreenThumb community garden.

• You must RSVP online or by calling GreenThumb's main line at (212) 602-5300 by April 12.
• Let us know if another garden group is picking up on behalf of your group.
• On-site pick-up only at the date and locations below.
• One pick-up per garden group.
• You can carpool with other garden groups that may not have access to transportation

Pick-up by RSVP from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Walk-ins from 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last for registered GreenThumb gardens only.

Brooklyn
New Vision Garden
590 Schenck Avenue

Hattie Carthan Community Garden
719 Marcy Avenue

Bronx
La Finca Del Sur/South Bronx Farmers Garden
175 E. 138th Street (corner of Grand Concourse)

Manhattan
Green Oasis Community Garden
382 E. 8th Street (between Avenue C and Avenue D)

Chenchitas Group Garden
1691 Madison Avenue

Staten Island
*Staten Island gardeners can pick up on Thursday, April 27 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at:

Joe Holzka Community Garden
1170 Castleton Avenue

If your GreenThumb garden group cannot attend our supply distribution in your respective borough, please pick up the garden supplies on Thursday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the LIC Compound, Queens Plaza South and 10th Street (under the Queensboro Bridge).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden),New Vision Garden,Green Oasis Community Garden/Gilbert's Garden,La Finca del Sur,Chenchitas Community Garden

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B400 Hattie Carthan Community Garden 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.68980026245100000, -73.94850158691400000; 40.66600036621100000, -73.88719940185500000; 40.72399902343800000, -73.97730255127000000; 40.81290054321300000, -73.93029785156200000; 40.79719924926758000, -73.94660186767578000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e26a98522c7.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Pastel Eggs in Watercolors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/family-art-project-pastel-eggs-in-watercolors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/family-art-project-pastel-eggs-in-watercolors Date: April 15, 2017

Not all eggs are created alike. Notice the difference between a speckled turkey egg and the cool, blue eggshell of the American robin. Hear from storyteller Rama Mandel as she shares the story An Egg is Quiet, by Dianna Hutts Aston. Then make your own poetic painting with wax resists in the pastel colors of speckled eggs.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07483bb10a.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/sakura-matsuri-cherry-blossom-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/sakura-matsuri-cherry-blossom-festival Date: April 15, 2017

Sakura Matsuri is an annual festival to celebrate the spring blossoming of the cherry trees at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. This event features live drum performances (Taiko), a traditional Japanese chorus, a Japanese folk dance, and a tea ceremony.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: Pavilion & Astral Fountain (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74347738057400000, -73.84419727325400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1d110ce969.jpg Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Williamsbridge Oval Spring Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/wbo-spring-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/wbo-spring-egg-hunt Date: April 15, 2017

Spring is in the air! Join us for an egg hunt for kids ages three to 11, potato sack races, carnival games, arts and crafts, a visit from the bunny, and more!

Egg Hunt Schedule

  • Ages 3 - 6: 11:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Ages 7 - 11: noon - 1:00 p.m.

Please bring yout own baskets.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c34e0ee67ea.png Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/conservatory-garden-tour Date: April 15, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 15, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[District 35 Easter Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/district-35-easter-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/district-35-easter-egg-hunt Date: April 15, 2017

Join Council Member Laurie Cumbo together with the Fort Greene Park Conservancy and the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership for Easter fun in the 35th District!

Kids and their families can enjoy free activities, including an Easter egg hunt, arts and crafts, music, and more. Attendees are invited to bring their own basket for the hunt.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 260-9191 x 107

Location: NW plaza performance mounds (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69246560044900000, -73.97655344009400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ed48caa90c2.png Tue, 11 Apr 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: April 15, 2017

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

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 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: April 15, 2017

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.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West).

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Nature Photography]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/rangers-choice-nature-photography http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/rangers-choice-nature-photography Date: April 15, 2017

Photograph the diverse wildlife and natural beauty of this Staten Island park as the Urban Park Rangers lead you through the most scenic spots.

Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration begins on April 5.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 11:00 am 0:30 am 40.61740112304687500, -74.11170196533203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6e85b8bf7b.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Orientation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/volunteer-oreintation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/volunteer-oreintation Date: April 15, 2017

Want to get more involved at Brooklyn Bridge Park this year? Learn about our volunteer positions and their schedules!

Directions to find the group will be sent by email to registered volunteers only on the day before orientation.

Fill out a Volunteer Application and then log-in to your Volunteer Profile to sign-up for orientation on the calendar.

For more information, please email Karla Osorio-Perez at kosorio-perez@brooklynbridgepark.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 334 Furman Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69403178914900000, -73.99932694435100000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Native Americans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/historic-new-york-native-americans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/historic-new-york-native-americans Date: April 15, 2017

The Lenape Indians lived in Inwood Hill for thousands of years. Come learn how native tribes used the local waterways, native plants, and wildlife to survive. Rangers will point out many of those vital plants and animals still found in parks today. Learn how the Lenape legacy lives on today through their words and artifacts still being discovered.

Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on April 5.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87160110473600000, -73.93070220947300000 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Amersfort Spring Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/amersfort-spring-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/amersfort-spring-festival Date: April 15, 2017

Celebrate Spring with NYC Parks and NYC Council Member Jumaane Williams!

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon with games, arts & crafts, Easter Egg hunts, and more at this delightful event!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Amersfort Park

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B002 Amersfort Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.62870025634765600, -73.93900299072266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58efb118eab86.jpg Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Town Square's 6th Annual Spring Egg Hunt 2017]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/mcgolrick-egg-hunt-2017 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/mcgolrick-egg-hunt-2017 Date: April 15, 2017

RED ALERT! 6th Annual Egg Hunt has moved from McGolrick Park to tbd Brooklyn (224 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222).

Town Square is excited to hold our 6th Annual McGolrick Park Egg Hunt! As with last year, we'll have thousands and thousands of eggs and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. We'll enjoy fun arts & crafts and face painting while supplies last.

We'll also rock with DJ Natalie and Baby DJ School, Laura Dayan and Rock'N Lolo, and Esther and Thunder & Sunshine! Wear your very best spring bonnet and join us at the park!

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Egg hunts will be arranged for groups of 10 kids between noon and 3:00 p.m. as long as supplies last. This year, we're going to try something different. You will select the hour of your egg hunt (ie. 12-1, 1-2 or 2-3) when you purchase your egg hunt ticket. As a result, you can better plan your afternoon, and we can avoid a long line at the beginning of the event. Don't worry if you miss your hour; we will make sure that you'll join a hunt.

Please contact us if you’d like to lend a helping hand.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 559-1410

Location: TBD Brooklyn

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2017-04-15 2017-04-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.73334290000000000, -73.95787800000000000 Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:59:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: PARKitecture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/discovery-walks-for-families-parkitecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/discovery-walks-for-families-parkitecture Date: April 15, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Bethesda Terrace (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.77410125732422000, -73.97090148925781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f7fdd6bcf.jpg Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/wave-hill-history-walk Date: April 15, 2017

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill History Guide.

Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean, and Arturo Toscanini.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c074ebee265.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Camping Tips and Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/rangers-choice-camping-tips-and-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/rangers-choice-camping-tips-and-skills Date: April 15, 2017

Summer season is around the corner. Learn some tips to help you prepare for your camping trip. What kind of tent and other equipment do you need? How much of anything should you take with you? What things are most necessary? Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon of fun.

Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration begins on April 5.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6e927b8fcf.jpg Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: April 15, 2017

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76020050048828000, -73.75810241699219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6e8c406738.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: April 15, 2017

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ashford Learning Garden: Easter Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/ashford-learning-garden-easter-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/ashford-learning-garden-easter-egg-hunt Date: April 15, 2017

Come and join us for arts and crafts and an opportunity to find eggs filled with candies or treats.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ashford Learning Center

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2017-04-15 2017-04-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.67401320000000000, -73.88514810000000000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Crochet Amigurumi-Cup-O'-Joy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/crochet-amigurumicupojoy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/crochet-amigurumicupojoy Date: April 15, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors Date: April 15, 2017

Make fun things with paper arts and crafts.

Themes
May: Paper Bouquet for Mother's Day
June: Tie Card for Father's Day

This program is suitable for kids ages 6 to 12 years old.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Light Spectrum Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/light-spectrum-opening-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/light-spectrum-opening-reception Date: April 15, 2017

Light Spectrum draws the viewer’s attention to the science of light and color. The sculpture is composed of re-purposed lampshade frames through which natural light is filtered. Covered with a colorful new skin of crocheted plastic, the frames reference their former purpose in shading electric light, now transformed as a means of displaying the rainbow colors of the spectrum.

Please RSVP here for the opening reception. The sculpture will be on view through August 6, 2017.

The Light Spectrum and associated programs are made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the Historic House Trust’s Contemporary Art Partnerships program, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York Community Trust. This sculpture is part of NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program.

About the Artist
Antonia A. Perez, born and raised in New York City, is a mixed-media artist who collects discarded household detritus and repurposes it into sculpture, works on paper, and installations. Her work focuses on the transformation of materials, especially plastic bags, which she crochets into a range of forms representing domestic objects or abstract structures. In addition to making and exhibiting objects, she participates in socially-engaged activities centered on crocheting and the environment. She has presented workshops and public interactions, and has exhibited at Jameco Exchange at No Longer Empty in Jamaica, Museum of Art and Design, and Lettuce, Artichokes, Red Beets, Mango, Broccoli, Honey and Nutmeg: The Essex Street Market as Collaborator in Cuchifritos Gallery. She is a 2016 recipient of the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Studio Immersion Fellowship and the 2011 Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program Award. Her work has been exhibited at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, El Museo del Barrio, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, and the Queens Museum. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from Queens College, CUNY.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c30f52044fa.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Interactive Tour for Families: A Child’s View of Life in 19th Century New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/15/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york Date: April 15, 2017

29 East Fourth Street was home not only to the eight Tredwell children, but also to two young granddaughters. Come tour the house and learn what life was like for children (and adults) in the 1850s, from schoolwork and chores to games and play. Could you carry a bucket of coal up steep stairs? Do you have a calling card? A top hat? What, no hoop skirt? How did you take a bath? And penmanship really, really mattered.

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 2017-04-15 2017-04-15 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: April 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: April 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: April 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: April 16, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Pastel Eggs in Watercolors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/family-art-project-pastel-eggs-in-watercolors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/family-art-project-pastel-eggs-in-watercolors Date: April 16, 2017

Not all eggs are created alike. Notice the difference between a speckled turkey egg and the cool, blue eggshell of the American robin. Hear from storyteller Rama Mandel as she shares the story An Egg is Quiet, by Dianna Hutts Aston. Then make your own poetic painting with wax resists in the pastel colors of speckled eggs.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c075645a6aa.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet the Easter Bunny at Stuyvesant Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/meet-the-easter-bunny-at-stuyvesant-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/meet-the-easter-bunny-at-stuyvesant-square Date: April 16, 2017

Come meet the Easter Bunny at Stuyvesant Square and take part in an Easter Egg Hunt! Please bring your own basket.

Perfect for families with young children.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73379898071289000, -73.98439788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58db1bfc2a4e8.jpg Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: April 16, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Beach Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/kids-beach-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/kids-beach-exploration Date: April 16, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing variety of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots. Join the Urban Park Rangers as we explore the sandy shore of Orchard Beach in search of the unique wildlife living along the beach.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 11:00 am 0:30 am 40.87039947509765600, -73.78669738769531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6e97828e96.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 16, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Easter Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/leif-ericson-easter-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/leif-ericson-easter-egg-hunt Date: April 16, 2017

Come out and join Parent Child Relationship at our first-ever Easter egg hunt! Enjoy free arts and craft, and an appearance from the Easter Bunny!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fort Hamilton Parkway Interior Garden (in Leif Ericson Park)

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.63000106811523400, -74.01059722900390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e559609550f.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Easter Egg Hunt and Kids Seed Planting Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/easter-egg-hunt-kids-seed-planting-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/easter-egg-hunt-kids-seed-planting-day Date: April 16, 2017

Join the 6th Street and Avenue B Community Garden for their annual Easter Egg Hunt in the garden and help them start seeds for the kids in the community food justice program! This event is free, and all kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 6th Street and Avenue B Community Garden

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2017-04-16 2017-04-16 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.72430038452100000, -73.98210144043000000 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 Date: April 16, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Boatbuilding of traditional Whitehall gigs: larger wooden rowboats for four rowers and a coxswain (captain).

We build and maintain these boats at our workshop on Pier 40. But we also row them throughout the summer twice a week.

The Village Community Boathouse also offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., from April 24 through November 15, 2017.

This event is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-04-16 2017-04-16 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f925bc084fa.png Tue, 23 May 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Salamander Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/kids-week-kids-salamander-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/kids-week-kids-salamander-exploration Date: April 16, 2017

Flip over logs and stones with the Urban Park Rangers as we look for slimy salamanders in the 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 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6e9e67d98c.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Sensory Perception Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/kids-sensory-perception-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/kids-sensory-perception-hike Date: April 16, 2017

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and have fun. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City while you learn orienteering skills and explore our city's urban forests.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Sensory Perception Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/kids-sensory-perception-hike1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/kids-sensory-perception-hike1 Date: April 16, 2017

A free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s weekend. We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

While nearly all of our programs are family-friendly, this program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70060841729400000, -73.85446536541000000 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball host by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: April 16, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 16, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9d5c07fd64.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/spring-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/spring-walk Date: April 16, 2017

Spring is a time for nature. Join us as we explore budding flowers, migrating birds, butterflies, emerging mushrooms, and more.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bf02c5e5c3c.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/16/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: April 16, 2017

Did you know that the north end of 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. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-16 2017-04-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/578ff47d64a6c.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/17/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/17/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: April 17, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-17 2017-04-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cae3f380c5.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/17/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/17/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: April 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-17 2017-04-17 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/17/central-park-tour-west-side-stories2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/17/central-park-tour-west-side-stories2 Date: April 17, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-17 2017-04-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Learn How to Play Lacrosse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/17/learn-to-play-lacrosse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/17/learn-to-play-lacrosse Date: April 17, 2017

Children between the ages of 7 and 12 will learn the basics of lacrosse while having fun!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: I.S. 2 George L. Egbert Playground

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2017-04-17 2017-04-17 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.57730102539062500, -74.10109710693360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-04-18 2017-04-18 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: April 18, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-18 2017-04-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cae3f380c5.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Stapleton Playground - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/its-my-park-at-stapleton-playground-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/its-my-park-at-stapleton-playground-spring-cleaning Date: April 18, 2017

This It's My Park season, join the Historic Tappen Park Community Trust for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will help clean and beautify Stapleton Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 592-9876

Location: Stapleton Playground

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R061 Stapleton Playground 2017-04-18 2017-04-18 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.62325565730000000, -74.07964130390000000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:45:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: April 18, 2017

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

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

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

Related Events

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-18 2017-04-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[VIP Bilingual Story Time]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/vip-bilingual-story-time http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/18/vip-bilingual-story-time Date: April 18, 2017

Literacy Inc. and the Poe Park Visitor Center invite you to bring your children for a morning of stories and activities hosted by Linc's VIPs (Very Involved Parents). For ages 6 months to 6 years old.

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 2017-04-18 2017-04-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:30:01 EDT