NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 23 May 2018 14:35:07 GMT <![CDATA[Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights Date: March 4, 2018

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2018-03-04 2018-03-04 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Gardening Workshop: Planning and Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/gardening-workshop-planning-and-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/gardening-workshop-planning-and-design Date: March 4, 2018

What plants make good neighbors? What are effective ways to maximize limited space? Look at best practices and clever space saving tips and tricks, then work on a grid to plan a design for your garden. Ages 10+.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-03-04 2018-03-04 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:45:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 4, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-04 2018-03-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: March 4, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-03-04 2018-03-04 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:45 EST
<![CDATA[First Signs of Spring Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/first-signs-of-spring-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/first-signs-of-spring-tour Date: March 4, 2018

Join a walking tour of the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park with horticulturist Madeline Byrne. Learn about the plants currently in bloom and the garden’s history. Compare the Heather Garden with the plants found at the New York Botanical Garden, where Madeline Byrne has over 15 years of experience.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but people with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park’s steep paths.

Photo by Gabe Kirchheimer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-03-04 2018-03-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a79e12ede45a.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Nature and Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/historic-new-york-nature-and-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/historic-new-york-nature-and-design Date: March 4, 2018

Join the The Urban Park Rangers for a walking tour at Prospect Park. The Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpreting historic turning points, both natural and man-made in our city's long history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Grand Army Plaza Arch (in Grand Army Plaza)

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2018-03-04 2018-03-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.67290115356445000, -73.96980285644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81ec6507eda.jpg Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Women's History Month: Historic Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/womens-history-month-historic-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/womens-history-month-historic-women-of-queens Date: March 4, 2018

Celebrate Women's History Month with the Urban Park Rangers as they highlight the environmental activism efforts of Gertrude Waldeyer and other women significant to Queens.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-03-04 2018-03-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74260657788600000, -73.74107217788700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81ed408eb6b.jpg Fri, 02 Mar 2018 13:14:59 EST
<![CDATA[Animal of the Month: Seals and Whales]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/animal-of-the-month-seals-and-whales http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/animal-of-the-month-seals-and-whales Date: March 4, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Our Animal of the Month focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-03-04 2018-03-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.50255203247100000, -74.25181579589800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81eba24b4e9.jpg Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/seasonal-garden-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/seasonal-garden-tours Date: March 4, 2018

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Plus, every weekend from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., check out our activity table!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718.886.3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-03-04 2018-03-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7b39a0e492a.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/winter-workspace-dropin-sunday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/winter-workspace-dropin-sunday Date: March 4, 2018

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Pictured: Athena LaTocha, Untitled Desert (in progress), 2017, sumi ink and desert earth on paper, 132 x 396 feet. Courtesy of the artist.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-04 2018-03-04 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a747ace1aae0.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk1 Date: March 4, 2018

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-04 2018-03-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a747b5faad6c.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Plants and Pollinators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/natures-workshop-plants-and-pollinators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/natures-workshop-plants-and-pollinators Date: March 4, 2018

This winter, join us for the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity.

Without pollinating animals, most of our flowering plants would be unable to reproduce. Throughout evolution, flowers and animals have relied on each other for life itself. Learn about the connections between plants and pollinators and how to encourage them in urban landscapes.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-03-04 2018-03-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81f19f9a45d.jpg Mon, 26 Feb 2018 12:45:07 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 4, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-04 2018-03-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Opera Company]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/bronx-opera-company http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/bronx-opera-company Date: March 4, 2018

Get acquainted with opera. Here’s your opportunity to enjoy an afternoon of an art form that has withstood the test of time. Michael Spierman, Artistic Director of the Bronx Opera Company, has put together a wonderful program featuring three members of the Bronx Opera Company accompanied by solo piano.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-03-04 2018-03-04 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7dda6fd7e98.jpg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Hunter Island Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/hunter-island-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/hunter-island-night-hike Date: March 4, 2018

Owls, deer, coyotes, and racoons are among the many animals that call Pelham Bay Park home.

Join our Urban Park Rangers for this rare winter night hike. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on Wednesday, February 21. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-03-04 2018-03-04 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81f2c5c66eb.jpg Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Clinics Bowling Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/05/2018-senior-games-clinics-bowling-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/05/2018-senior-games-clinics-bowling-clinic Date: March 5, 2018

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the third annual Senior Games on May 7 to 11, 2018.

Need a little tune-up? Join our free bowling clinics! Train with the best and get ready for the Senior Games!

Admission is free; we'll pay for shoes and the cost for bowling.

Please note: This event is limited to only 25 participants. First-come, first served. Check in starts at 9:00 a.m. The clinic starts at 10:00 a.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Funfest NY Bowling Center

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<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/05/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/05/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: March 5, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-05 2018-03-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/05/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/05/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: March 5, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-05 2018-03-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: March 5, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-03-05 2018-03-05 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: March 5, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-03-05 2018-03-05 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/05/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/05/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic Date: March 5, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2018-03-05 2018-03-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/05/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/05/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: March 5, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-03-05 2018-03-05 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe6bd8596.jpg Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/05/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: March 5, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-03-05 2018-03-05 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: March 6, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-03-06 2018-03-06 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic Date: March 6, 2018

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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B245 St. John's Recreation Center 2018-03-06 2018-03-06 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbdc2a4dee.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz Date: March 6, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-06 2018-03-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a96d692092e9.jpg Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: March 6, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-06 2018-03-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: March 6, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-06 2018-03-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle-to-Art: Decorative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/upcycletoart-decorative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/upcycletoart-decorative-arts Date: March 6, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-06 2018-03-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization: Get-Together for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities Date: March 6, 2018

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-06 2018-03-06 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic Date: March 6, 2018

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2018-03-06 2018-03-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: March 6, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-06 2018-03-06 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe6bd8596.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic1 Date: March 6, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B210W John J Carty Park 2018-03-06 2018-03-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic Date: March 6, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B210W John J Carty Park 2018-03-06 2018-03-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/kids-le-petit-art Date: March 6, 2018

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

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

February - Cardboard-Painted Heart
February - Cardboard Magical Moonballs

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-06 2018-03-06 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Workshop for Park Groups: Learn How to Create Effective Group Structure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/workshop-for-park-groups-learn-how-to-create-effective-group-structure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/workshop-for-park-groups-learn-how-to-create-effective-group-structure Date: March 6, 2018

Partnerships Academy Workshops
Partnerships for Parks (PfP) invites you to join us at one of our many free and open to the public workshops offered year-round! They are a great way to meet, network, and learn the skills needed to get involved with, build, or sustain your park group.

Upcoming Workshop: Tune Up Your Group: Creating Effective Group Structure
Do you want to reach even more of your community park group’s goals in 2018? A key component of any successful group is organization – clarifying what you want to accomplish, and setting up your group to do so in the most effective way. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day work of your community park group and forget about the structural foundations that can make it run smoothly. Come to this workshop to reflect on how your group is organized and brainstorm ways to make it better. Learn from other community groups and discover ways to tweak the structure of your group to better reach your goals.

At this interactive workshop you will:

  • Determine your preferred teamwork style
  • Clarify your group’s vision, mission, and goals
  • Identify your group’s current structure and evaluate how well it is working
  • Develop next steps to improve your group’s structure and better achieve your goals

We hope you will come out and tune up your group! Get your group organized and structured for success so you can better support your park and community.

For more information or questions, please email relzinga@cityparksfoundation.org.

Please note: You can register to attend here.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Southbridge Towers

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2018-03-06 2018-03-06 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.70918962946200000, -74.00344614152500000 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: March 6, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2018-03-06 2018-03-06 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7952b1fd6.jpg Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: March 6, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2018-03-06 2018-03-06 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/06/wheelchair-basketball Date: March 6, 2018

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-03-06 2018-03-06 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0f6cadfa8b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz Date: March 7, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-07 2018-03-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a96d692092e9.jpg Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic2 Date: March 7, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2018-03-07 2018-03-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.71509933471680000, -73.96050262451172000 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:30:08 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: March 7, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-07 2018-03-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: March 7, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-07 2018-03-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Collage at the H. H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/arts-culture-fun-collage-at-the-h-h-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/arts-culture-fun-collage-at-the-h-h-biddle-house Date: March 7, 2018

For beginners and non-beginners, create collages from unique and interesting materials. Experiment with different papers, techniques and ideas to create spirited and innovative collages while learning about color, composition, texture, shape and execution. Develop your own personal style and get inspired from viewing works from modern masters: Pablo Picasso, Kurt Schwitters, Hannah Hoch, Henri Matisse, Jane Frank and more. Materials will be provided.

Please note: Space is limited, pre-registration is required. To register, please email francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-03-07 2018-03-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9023f73fc56.jpg Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language Date: March 7, 2018

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

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-07 2018-03-07 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/adults-le-petit-art Date: March 7, 2018

Adults will create small works of art (4" x 6" or less) to display at home, or give as a gift to a loved one; from delicate miniature paper cuttings to ACEO's and cardboard art. Participnts will learn how to create miniature pieces. They will learn miniature pieces can be quite detailed and take time to create. Participants are encouraged to take their time and concentrate on creating a fully-developed piece.

Adults of all ages, including seniors, are welcome.

Themes

January - ACEO (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) 2.5" x 3.5": Create work inspired by our Whimsical Winter Wonder... Exhibition
February - Mini Valentine-Inspired Work on Cardboard
February - Mini Poetry Book: Write your own or favorite poem or phrase to carry with you
March - Still Life on Cardboard inspired by the season. Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-07 2018-03-07 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic1 Date: March 7, 2018

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

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

Please note: This program has 2 sessions: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. You can attend one, or both!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-07 2018-03-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:30:07 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 Date: March 7, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-03-07 2018-03-07 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe6bd8596.jpg Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-to-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/recycletoart Date: March 7, 2018

Participants will create cute arts and crafts projects to keep, or give as a gift to their favorite person. (Ages 6 – 12 years old).

Schedule

  • January Key - Wind Chime Make: an eco-friendly wind chime out of keys.
  • February - Cardboard Owl Craft
  • March - Rolled and Folded Magazine Paper Project

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-07 2018-03-07 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: March 7, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

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

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B210W John J Carty Park 2018-03-07 2018-03-07 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe2d836a8.jpg Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition Opening: Natural Impact]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/exhibition-opening-natural-impact http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/exhibition-opening-natural-impact Date: March 7, 2018

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-07 2018-03-07 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ed9a8aacea.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/07/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team1 Date: March 7, 2018

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2018-03-07 2018-03-07 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:44 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: March 8, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-03-08 2018-03-08 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic Date: March 8, 2018

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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B245 St. John's Recreation Center 2018-03-08 2018-03-08 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbdc2a4dee.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Natural Impact]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/exhibition-natural-impact http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/exhibition-natural-impact Date: March 8, 2018

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-08 2018-03-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ed9a8aacea.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz Date: March 8, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-08 2018-03-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a96d692092e9.jpg Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Swimming Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic Date: March 8, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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2018-03-08 2018-03-08 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/greenbelt-peepers Date: March 8, 2018

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, 2-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-03-08 2018-03-08 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9965153d7e2.png Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: March 8, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-08 2018-03-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: March 8, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-08 2018-03-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds Date: March 8, 2018

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Please note: Space is limited; registration is requested. To register, please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-03-08 2018-03-08 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9966ab1f109.png Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 8, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-08 2018-03-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/special-express-arts Date: March 8, 2018

Artists will be creating a mixed media art using construction paper, magazine cutouts, cloth, string, acrylic paint, and glue. We will be providing these materials. We advise that participants bring any other materials they might like to use (like any magazine images or computer printouts along with any small objects they would like to incorporate into their collage).

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder Collage using mixed media
January - Create Mixed Media Winter Village Landscape

February - Create Mix Media Mosaic Hearts
February - Create Mix Media Pop Up Hearts

March - Paintings of Fruits Using Paint and Q-Tips. Each artist will select a picture of fruit to make
March - Create mixed media abstract painting using circlular shapes with Q-Tips and straws

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-08 2018-03-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: March 8, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2018-03-08 2018-03-08 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe53c12ae.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:51 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic Date: March 8, 2018

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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2018-03-08 2018-03-08 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 Date: March 8, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-08 2018-03-08 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe6bd8596.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Swimming Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic2 Date: March 8, 2018

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

Come out and get ready to train hard! Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2018-03-08 2018-03-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: March 8, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-08 2018-03-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/kids-imaginative-arts Date: March 8, 2018

Kids will learn various techniques for creating imaginative arts, including Kirigami, Collage, Tissue Work, Pointillism, and 3D Illusion. Drop in for a program, or try them all!

  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... on Cardboard
  • January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... Silhouettes & Abstracts
  • February: Valentines Kirigami Greeting Cards
  • February: 3D Illusion Wavy Heart
  • March: Painted Rocks Pointillism
  • March: Painted Rocks Nature

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-08 2018-03-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 18:15:11 EST
<![CDATA[Mekong Group Music Class - Dan Tranh]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/mekong-group-music-class-da-tranh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/mekong-group-music-class-da-tranh Date: March 8, 2018

Mekong Arts and Music (MAM) will be teaching a beginner's course of Dan Tranh, a 16-string Vietnamese zither. Instructed by Ngo Thanh Nhan and Anh Thu Phan for children and adults.

Recital scheduled for May 17.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-08 2018-03-08 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:14:50 EDT
<![CDATA[The ABC’s of Event Planning: How to Plan a Successful Event at your Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/the-abcs-of-event-planning-how-to-plan-a-successful-event-at-your-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/the-abcs-of-event-planning-how-to-plan-a-successful-event-at-your-garden Date: March 8, 2018

In preparation for Garden Month in June and the summer season, please join us as we discuss and come up with simple, quick, and easy steps to organize garden events. Whether you are thinking about hosting a community volunteer day, or opening the gates to your garden for a garden tour, this workshop will provide resources and information key to hosting a smooth, fun-filled, garden event!

Pre-registration required by visiting our Eventbrite page or by calling 212-602-5300.

Este taller se ofrecerá con traducción al Español.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2018-03-08 2018-03-08 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.71048049702100000, -74.00351333618200000 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 18:14:56 EST
<![CDATA[Science of the Living City Seminar Series: How Street Cleaners Saved the City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/science-of-the-living-city-seminar-series-how-street-cleaners-saved-the-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/science-of-the-living-city-seminar-series-how-street-cleaners-saved-the-city Date: March 8, 2018

Robin Nagle, Anthropologist-in-Residence with the NYC Department of Sanitation and New York University Professor will present "How Street Cleaners Saved the City".

Competent waste management is essential for any healthy metropolis. Before New York had effective street cleaning and garbage collection, living conditions in the city were appalling, and the most vulnerable populations paid the highest price. Robin Nagle reveals just how far we've come from the darkest days of the 19th century, makes clear what happens when garbage flows stop, and describes some of the perpetually changing dynamics of Sanitation's mission today.

Food and beverages will be served.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 225-3061 X 305

Location: Pace University

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2018-03-08 2018-03-08 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.71158090000000000, -74.00535130000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9487a2b2c4f.jpg Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:44:47 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Jazz with Whitney Marchelle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/arts-culture-fun-jazz-withwhitney-marchelle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/arts-culture-fun-jazz-withwhitney-marchelle Date: March 8, 2018

Join us for live jazz with Whitney Marchelle - Ace performer, vocalist, songwriter, recording artist with "an appealingly scorched soul-jazz sound" (Jazztimes)

Blujazz recording artist Whitney Marchelle is a seasoned, award-winning vocalist, songwriter and pianist. In 2016 she received the Young Gifted and Black Crystal Award for jazz and blues, and performed alongside Danny Glover at the United Nations. She has worked with Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Wycliffe Gordon, Clark Terry and Spike Lee. She has toured Dubai, Japan, Singapore, France and all 50 states. Her last CD, Dig Dis, earned rave reviews in Jazztimes and Billboard. These performances will feature ensembles created especially for Women's History Month.

Join us for 12 weeks of live Jazz and Blues concerts!

Every Thursday night, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center

  • 3/1 & 3/22 - Vinnie Knigh – Masterful jazz and blues vocalist, originally from Harlem, celebrated around the world
  • 3/8 & 3/29 - Whitney Marchelle – Ace performer, vocalist, songwriter, recording artist with "an appealingly scorched soul-jazz sound" (Jazztimes)
  • 3/15 & 4/5 - Paula Hampton – Swinging drummer / bandleader, from one of the great jazz families

Every Thursday mid-day, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., at Hansborough Recreation Center

  • 4/12 & 5/3 - Phil Young – Drummer and leader of "the Harlem Hip" -- as recently seen in The New Yorker
  • 4/19 & 5/10 - George Braith – Hard-swinging underground legend of the saxophone and his own invention, the sopralto Braithophone
  • 4/26 & 5/17 - Ray Mantilla – Legendary conga player brings his exciting jazz / Latin quartet

The events are free but let us know you're coming:

Pelham Fritz RSVP to jazzseriespf.eventbrite.com.

Hansborough RSVP to jazzserieshb.eventbrite.com.

Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America, with partial support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2018-03-08 2018-03-08 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7a0d1962a95.jpg Tue, 27 Feb 2018 15:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/08/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: March 8, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: United Nations Ave South Entrance (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-03-08 2018-03-08 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74265728919200000, -73.84999632835400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7ee8bce18.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:06 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Natural Impact]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/exhibition-natural-impact http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/exhibition-natural-impact Date: March 9, 2018

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-09 2018-03-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ed9a8aacea.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz Date: March 9, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-09 2018-03-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a96d692092e9.jpg Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: March 9, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-09 2018-03-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 Date: March 9, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-09 2018-03-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the AXIS Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project Date: March 9, 2018

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 646-632-7344

Location: Hansborough Recreation Center

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2018-03-09 2018-03-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81280660000000000, -73.93924480000000000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: March 9, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2018-03-09 2018-03-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbf6dbedcb.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 9, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-09 2018-03-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic Date: March 9, 2018

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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2018-03-09 2018-03-09 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic1 Date: March 9, 2018

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

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

Please note: This program has 2 sessions: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. You can attend one, or both!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-03-09 2018-03-09 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:30:07 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: March 9, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-03-09 2018-03-09 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe6bd8596.jpg Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[The Garden and Beyond: An Afternoon of History at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/the-garden-and-beyond-an-afternoon-of-history-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/the-garden-and-beyond-an-afternoon-of-history-at-wave-hill Date: March 9, 2018

This elegant and intimate afternoon celebrates Wave Hill’s rich historical legacy and extraordinary gardens. Relish a light-fare buffet—inspired by a traditional afternoon tea—as you enjoy a historical lecture and behind-the-scenes tour of the early spring gardens. The presentation takes place in the Mark Twain room, the former library of the estate, and continues outside with a walking tour of working areas of the garden. The afternoon concludes in The Shop at Wave Hill with a complimentary gift and a 10% discount on all purchases. Space is limited.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-09 2018-03-09 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a747c1f9ca78.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/adults-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/adults-imaginative-arts Date: March 9, 2018

The facilitator will introduce the concept of imaginative arts.

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

For adults of all ages.

Schedule

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-09 2018-03-09 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 9, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-09 2018-03-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Express]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/kids-express http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/kids-express Date: March 9, 2018

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

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder on Cardboard

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

March - Readings and Performances of Children's Monologues

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-09 2018-03-09 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA['ICONS In Their Own Right' - Solo Show of Makeba Rainey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/icons-in-their-own-right-solo-show-of-makeba-rainey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/icons-in-their-own-right-solo-show-of-makeba-rainey Date: March 9, 2018

“Icons in their Own Right”, an art installation by Makeba "KEEBS" Rainey, seeks to remedy historic erasure, champion cultural representation, and reinforce identity and pride.

Makeba’s artistry is heavily influenced by hip-hop culture and Black consciousness. She carefully chooses each photograph of her characters to reflect a demeanor of confidence and power. She then selects an African-themed design that best contextualizes each figure’s attitude, creating an a exchange of multiple layers and emotions. We hope visitors will be inspired, among others, by President Obama resting in his power, Grace Jones posing confidently, Solange’s exhibiting quiet strength, and Langston Hughes looking casually amused. These are meant to be faces of mastery, intrigue, and calm, culminating in a rainbow of Black excellence that resonates with every walk of life.

This exhibit will be on view at the Old Stone House at Washington Park on Fridays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., or by appointment.

About the Artist
Makeba “KEEBS” Rainey is a Harlem native inspired by her community and fellow emerging visual and performance artists. She is the founder of Black Capital Coalition (BCC), which promotes both visual and performance artists through creative collaborations between artists, businesses, and cultural institutions.

Co- Curated by Monica O. Montgomery, Museum of Impact and Katherine Gressel, Old Stone House & Washington Park.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-03-09 2018-03-09 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.67293930053711000, -73.98460388183594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a79e2124a46b.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Book Signing: A Conversation with André Aciman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/book-signing-a-conversation-with-andr-aciman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/09/book-signing-a-conversation-with-andr-aciman Date: March 9, 2018

Join us for a reading and Q&A with André Aciman. He is the author of the acclaimed novel Call Me by Your Name, the story of the romantic relationship between Elio, a precocious 17-year-old, and Oliver, a 24-year-old graduate student. The New York Times called it “a love letter…an exceptionally beautiful book.” It is now a film and winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Aciman, a professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, is a memoirist, essayist, novelist, and scholar of 17th century literature.

Get free tickets on Eventbrite.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2018-03-09 2018-03-09 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a903f4b4edd8.png Mon, 05 Mar 2018 13:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: March 10, 2018

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

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

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

RSVP

Individuals and small groups are asked to register for the project by emailing dp.reynolds@verizon.net.

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 10, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Fri, 06 Apr 2018 13:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: March 10, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Highland Park Entrance (in Highland Park)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7d899a685.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: March 10, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:44:43 EST
<![CDATA[Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/10/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz Date: March 10, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-10 2018-03-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a96d692092e9.jpg Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:00:08 EST