NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 22 Apr 2018 14:48:34 GMT <![CDATA[Tibbetts Brook Wetland Restoration: Community Meeting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/26/tibbetts-brook-wetland-restoration-community-meeting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/26/tibbetts-brook-wetland-restoration-community-meeting Date: February 26, 2018

NYC Parks will present updates to its proposed conceptual plan for restoration of Tibbetts Brook within Van Cortlandt Park. Come and share your ideas for improving natural areas and public spaces in this important park!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 225-3061

Location: Manhattan College School of Engineering

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2018-02-26 2018-02-26 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.88648190000000000, -73.90154500000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a70d4743ee7a.PNG Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: February 27, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-02-27 2018-02-27 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic Date: February 27, 2018

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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B245 St. John's Recreation Center 2018-02-27 2018-02-27 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[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion6 Date: February 27, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-02-27 2018-02-27 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Up-Cycle-to-Art: Decorative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/upcycletoart-decorative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/upcycletoart-decorative-arts Date: February 27, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-27 2018-02-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: February 27, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-27 2018-02-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: February 27, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-27 2018-02-27 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[Communication and Socialization: Get-Together for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/communication-and-socialization-get-together-for-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities Date: February 27, 2018

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-27 2018-02-27 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion7 Date: February 27, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-02-27 2018-02-27 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:30:05 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic Date: February 27, 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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2018-02-27 2018-02-27 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/2018/02/27/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: February 27, 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 2018-02-27 2018-02-27 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/2018/02/27/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic1 Date: February 27, 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 2018-02-27 2018-02-27 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/2018/02/27/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic Date: February 27, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B210W John J Carty Park 2018-02-27 2018-02-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Turn & Learn (NYC Compost Project)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/turn-learn-nyc-compost-project Date: February 27, 2018

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost.

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

Registration is requested.

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3592

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-02-27 2018-02-27 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64268829089600000, -74.10273053751800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a25ba2867703.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:14:41 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion4 Date: February 27, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-02-27 2018-02-27 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/kids-le-petit-art Date: February 27, 2018

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

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

February - Cardboard-Painted Heart
February - Cardboard Magical Moonballs

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-27 2018-02-27 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion5 Date: February 27, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-02-27 2018-02-27 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Get Active! with Water 2 Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/get-active-with-water-2-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/get-active-with-water-2-kids Date: February 27, 2018

This workshop series with the Water 2 Kids, featuring the Dowe Twins, teaches you how to be active while having fun.

There will be dancing, snacks, and, of course, water!

This event is geared for children who are 6 to 13 years old. All are welcome.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2018-02-27 2018-02-27 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7a37cb10c5f.jpg Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: February 27, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2018-02-27 2018-02-27 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7952b1fd6.jpg Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: February 27, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2018-02-27 2018-02-27 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/2018/02/27/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/27/wheelchair-basketball Date: February 27, 2018

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-02-27 2018-02-27 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[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic1 Date: February 28, 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 2018-02-28 2018-02-28 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/2018/02/28/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: February 28, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-28 2018-02-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: February 28, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-02-28 2018-02-28 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[Learn Signs from American Sign Language - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/learn-signs-from-american-sign-language Date: February 28, 2018

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

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-02-28 2018-02-28 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/2018/02/28/adults-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/adults-le-petit-art Date: February 28, 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 2018-02-28 2018-02-28 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:44:58 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-to-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/recycletoart Date: February 28, 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 2018-02-28 2018-02-28 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/2018/02/28/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: February 28, 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 2018-02-28 2018-02-28 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[Celebrating Black History Month]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/celebrating-black-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/celebrating-black-history-month Date: February 28, 2018

Join NYC Parks in an evening of poems, an inventor's museum showcase, and performances led by the Sorrentino youth members and the Trinity Divine Ministry fom St. John's Episcopal Church.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 7184714818

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2018-02-28 2018-02-28 4:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.60240173339800000, -73.76249694824200000 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Art Inspired by...Robert Indiana]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/art-inspired-by-robert-indiana http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/art-inspired-by-robert-indiana Date: February 28, 2018

Celebrate LOVE with us by creating your own masterpiece inspired by work from Robert Indiana. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

RSVP required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-02-28 2018-02-28 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6b8a6e46375.jpg Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/arts-culture-fun-dark-nights-bright-lights Date: February 28, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Astrobiology: Life on Other Worlds

Although we’ve yet to find life beyond Earth, we continue to search for it every single day. But, what exactly are we searching for? And since the Universe is so big, where should we look first? Come find out in this presentation by Jaclyn Avidon, former Board member of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York and NASA Fellow.

7-8:00pm Lecture

8:00pm-8:30pm Skygazing on the rooftop (weather permitted). Feel free to bring your own telescopes or binoculars to set up next to the experts!

The event is free but space is limited. Please RSVP on eventbrite https://tdastrobiology.eventbrite.com

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 212 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2018-02-28 2018-02-28 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a60d001cb568.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 09:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/02/28/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team1 Date: February 28, 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 2018-02-28 2018-02-28 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/2018/03/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: March 1, 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 2018-03-01 2018-03-01 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/2018/03/01/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic Date: March 1, 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 2018-03-01 2018-03-01 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[Exerskate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/exerskate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/exerskate Date: March 1, 2018

Join Bryant Park Corp. at The Rink for an ice-based fitness classes for experienced skaters.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

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

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-03-01 2018-03-01 8:00 am 8:30 am 40.75353622436500000, -73.98333740234400000 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:59:51 EST
<![CDATA[Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz Date: March 1, 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 2018-03-01 2018-03-01 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/2018/03/01/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic Date: March 1, 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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2018-03-01 2018-03-01 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Self Advocacy for Individuals with Special Needs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/self-advocacy-for-individuals-with-special-needs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/self-advocacy-for-individuals-with-special-needs Date: March 1, 2018

This current events discussion group will be a welcoming and inclusive place for adults with disabilities to learn about, discuss, and address the social and political issues which are most important to them.

Join this group to connect with others who want to explore how current events impact our lives, and how we can impact our government. In the process, hone your self-advocacy skills and be part of a community dedicated to making sure all voices are heard.

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 2018-03-01 2018-03-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 04 Jan 2018 15:44:44 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: March 1, 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 2018-03-01 2018-03-01 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/2018/03/01/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: March 1, 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 2018-03-01 2018-03-01 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[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 1, 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 2018-03-01 2018-03-01 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/2018/03/01/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/special-express-arts Date: March 1, 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 2018-03-01 2018-03-01 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/2018/03/01/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: March 1, 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 2018-03-01 2018-03-01 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/2018/03/01/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic Date: March 1, 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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2018-03-01 2018-03-01 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/2018/03/01/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 Date: March 1, 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 2018-03-01 2018-03-01 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/2018/03/01/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic2 Date: March 1, 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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2018-03-01 2018-03-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 1, 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 2018-03-01 2018-03-01 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[Imaginative Arts for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/kids-imaginative-arts Date: March 1, 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 2018-03-01 2018-03-01 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/2018/03/01/mekong-group-music-class-da-tranh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/mekong-group-music-class-da-tranh Date: March 1, 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 2018-03-01 2018-03-01 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:14:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow Your Garden Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/grow-your-garden-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/grow-your-garden-group Date: March 1, 2018

With spring around the corner, this is a key time to welcome new members to get involved in your garden. This workshop will cover creative and time-tested ways to grow your garden group, with a focus on recruiting new members and retaining existing members. Learn how to build the leadership of garden members and create healthy, effective groups with strong relationships at the core.

Este taller se ofrecerá con traducción al Español.

RSVP HERE

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Bushwick Inlet Park Center (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2018-03-01 2018-03-01 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72172493331700000, -73.96043425798400000 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 13:59:42 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Jazz with Vinnie Knight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/arts-culture-fun-jazz-with-vinnie-knight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/arts-culture-fun-jazz-with-vinnie-knight Date: March 1, 2018

Join us for live jazz with Vinnie Knight, masterful jazz and blues vocalist, originally from Harlem, celebrated around the world!

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.

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

6:30-7:30pm every Thursday night 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

1:00-2:00pm every Thursday mid-day at Hansborough Recreation Center

  • 4/12 & 5/3 - Phil Young – Drummer, florist 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.

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 2018-03-01 2018-03-01 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7a0d04859b2.jpg Tue, 27 Feb 2018 15:59:48 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/01/nyrr-open-run-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: March 1, 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 2018-03-01 2018-03-01 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[Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz Date: March 2, 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 2018-03-02 2018-03-02 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/2018/03/02/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: March 2, 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 2018-03-02 2018-03-02 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/2018/03/02/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 Date: March 2, 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 2018-03-02 2018-03-02 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/2018/03/02/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project Date: March 2, 2018

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 646-632-7344

Location: Hansborough Recreation Center

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2018-03-02 2018-03-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81280660000000000, -73.93924480000000000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 2, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-02 2018-03-02 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 Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: March 2, 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 2018-03-02 2018-03-02 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[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic Date: March 2, 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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2018-03-02 2018-03-02 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Imagination Playstation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/imagination-playstation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/imagination-playstation Date: March 2, 2018

Babies and toddlers can come create, explore, and imagine through this fun-filled activity. The children will be creating their own worlds through art and play. Using recycled materials they can pretend they are in a rocket ship or driving a race car. The program is for children 0 - 5 years old. Guardians must stay with children for the program.

Start time: 12:15 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2018-03-02 2018-03-02 12:15 pm 1:45 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6de8f2399a9.jpg Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:59:42 EST
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/adults-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/adults-imaginative-arts Date: March 2, 2018

The facilitator will introduce the concept of imaginative arts.

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

For adults of all ages.

Schedule

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-02 2018-03-02 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:29:45 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: March 2, 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 2018-03-02 2018-03-02 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[Kids Express]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/kids-express http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/kids-express Date: March 2, 2018

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

Schedule

January - Whimsical Winter Wonder on Cardboard

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

March - Readings and Performances of Children's Monologues

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-02 2018-03-02 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/2018/03/02/icons-in-their-own-right-solo-show-of-makeba-rainey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/02/icons-in-their-own-right-solo-show-of-makeba-rainey Date: March 2, 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 2018-03-02 2018-03-02 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[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: March 3, 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 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 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/2018/03/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 3, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Fri, 06 Apr 2018 13:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: March 3, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7e2b96730.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness Date: March 3, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f6fe6ed5aa.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Highland Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/nyrr-open-run-highland-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/nyrr-open-run-highland-park Date: March 3, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Highland Park Entrance (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.68369718980000000, -73.88565301900000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f768069209.jpg Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: March 3, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f7d899a685.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/be-women-of-color-exhibition-by-walter-cruz Date: March 3, 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 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 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[Jr. Knicks All-Star Showcase 2018]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/jr-knicks-allstar-showcase-2018 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/jr-knicks-allstar-showcase-2018 Date: March 3, 2018

The Jr. Knicks All-Star Showcase 2018 will mark the midway point of the Jr Knicks Winter Basketball League by showcasing the top players in each division selected by the coaches. Selections are judged off game play and sportsmanship shown throughout the season. Players will participate in the Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest and traditional All-Star Game complemented by players from all five boroughs..

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3300

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a822373620a9.png Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:44:57 EST
<![CDATA[Starting Seeds in a Greenhouse or Indoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/starting-seeds-in-a-greenhouse-or-indoors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/starting-seeds-in-a-greenhouse-or-indoors Date: March 3, 2018

Get gardening early by starting your seeds in a greenhouse or sunny window. We’ll walk you through sowing, growing, and documenting your plant growth from seed to mature crop. In partnership with GreenThumb/NYC Parks, Praxis, and Urban Cultivated.

Pre-registration required here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Praxis Warren Residence

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2018-03-03 2018-03-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89683000000000000, -73.85596800000000000 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 18:14:56 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Give a Feathery Friend a Home or a Feeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/family-art-project-give-a-feathery-friend-a-home-or-a-feeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/family-art-project-give-a-feathery-friend-a-home-or-a-feeder Date: March 3, 2018

Winter birds and returning migrators could use a little help right now with nests and food. Camouflage the boxy shape of an ordinary milk carton with pine boughs and leaves. Add seeds and an inviting stick perch to create a welcoming home.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a747929e2ccb.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up Zumba with Pascal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal Date: March 3, 2018

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Alley Pond Park Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/0303-alley-pond-park-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/0303-alley-pond-park-forest-restoration Date: March 3, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect forested areas in Alley Pond Park!

Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 3925232

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74260657788600000, -73.74107217788700000 Fri, 02 Mar 2018 15:44:46 EST
<![CDATA[Staten Island Garden Get Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/staten-island-garden-get-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/staten-island-garden-get-together Date: March 3, 2018

We invite you to a gathering for Staten Island community members to learn more about starting, growing, or joining a community garden.

NYC Parks GreenThumb and The NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden have partnered to provide a gathering of community greening organizations and community members to provide information, and make connections.

Refreshments will be provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5324

Location: Snug Harbor

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2018-03-03 2018-03-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.64310073852539000, -74.10179901123047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6613ac22e55.jpg Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Wolfe's Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park Date: March 3, 2018

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (734) 358-2826

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

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.52040100097700000, -74.18949890136700000 Mon, 26 Feb 2018 14:45:07 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 3, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 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[Pysanky Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/pysanky-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/pysanky-workshop Date: March 3, 2018

Learn the time-honored art of creating intricately patterned Ukrainian Easter eggs, and make your own using a wax-resist technique at this hands-on workshop. Instructor Alesia Kozicky has been making pysanky all her life and has taught for over 25 years. Her work has been widely displayed, including at the Library of Congress and libraries throughout Westchester. Hot wax and permanent dyes are used, so dress accordingly. Ages 12 and older. Please bring a bag lunch.

Registration required.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 11:30 am 3:30 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7dd8ae1acf7.jpg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Compost Mania]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/compost-mania1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/compost-mania1 Date: March 3, 2018

New York City Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden

See decomposers under the microscope, meet our red wiggler worms, mix your own potting soil, sow some seeds, and roll wildflower seed balls! Take home what you make! This family-friendly day is all about compost—how it’s made and used. Find out why recycling food scraps and yard waste creates a more sustainable urban environment! Activities will be ongoing, but don’t miss our mini-workshops:

• Making a Backyard Batch – 1pm

• Composting at QBG – 3pm.

Register: compostmania2018.eventbrite.com

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-03-03 2018-03-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Compost Mania]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/compost-mania http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/compost-mania Date: March 3, 2018

See decomposers under the microscope,meet our red wiggler worms, mix your own potting soil, sow some seeds, and roll wildflower seed balls! Take home what you make! This family-friendly day is all about compost—how it’s made and used. Find out why recycling food scraps and yard waste creates a more sustainable urban environment!

Activities will be ongoing, but don’t miss our mini-workshops:

  • Making a Backyard Batch – 1pm
  • Composting at QBG – 3pm

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-03-03 2018-03-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7b295c3e82e.jpg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: March 3, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[This Old (Conference) House: Celebrating 50 years of NYC landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/conference-house-half-century-as-a-designated-nyc-landmark-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/conference-house-half-century-as-a-designated-nyc-landmark-building Date: March 3, 2018

Although the historic Billopp House aka Conference House was built c. 1680 and restored as a museum house in 1926, it did not receive official NYC landmark designation protection until 1967.

With the tragic loss of New York’s original Pennsylvania Station, the famed architectural gem by the acclaimed architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White in 1963 galvanized the preservation community to begin advocating for the passage of a landmark protection law. Initially, the effort was slow to gain broad support, but the demolition of the Brokaw Mansion (among others along 5th Avenue) pushed the City Council to draft and approve the City’s first landmark protection bill. It was signed into law by Mayor Robert F. Wagner on April 19th 1965.

A flurry of landmark designation took place in the early years of the new law. In 1965, the City designated 39 buildings, with the first building to receive designation: the 300 year-old Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House in Brooklyn, which is considered the oldest surviving built structure in NYC. The following year over 100 buildings received designation. And in 1967, 80 structures received designation including the Conference House along with 18 notable and significant structures on Staten Island. Among these the nearby Seguine Mansion in Princes Bay and the Poillon House (aka Fredrick Law Olmsted House) in Eltingville.

Fifty years later, in large part to this landmark protection, these structures are still proudly standing. They preserve Staten Island’s rich history and architecture.

Join us for a talk and photographic presentation of the "NYC Landmarks Class of 1967" in the historic Conference House kitchen.

Please note: Pre-registration is required. To register, please email john.kilcullen@parks.nyc.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a58eb777ca91.jpg Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Hands-On-History: Make Your Own Bandbox!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/handsonhistory-make-your-own-bandbox http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/handsonhistory-make-your-own-bandbox Date: March 3, 2018

Make your own decorative box for keepsakes and other trinkets. We’ll use scraps of fabric and wallpaper to make our simple boxes beautiful, just like 19th century people did for containers to hold hats and other accessories. Then visit the rest of the museum and learn about Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:45:06 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/seasonal-garden-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/seasonal-garden-tours Date: March 3, 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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2018-03-03 2018-03-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7b39713a674.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Coming to America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/coming-to-america1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/coming-to-america1 Date: March 3, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a848b718226b.jpg Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Hunter's Point South Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/its-my-park-at-hunters-point-south-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/its-my-park-at-hunters-point-south-park Date: March 3, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HarborLAB to clean the shoreline at Hunter's Point South Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bench at 50th Avene and Center Boulevard (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.74375862889200000, -73.95938939177000000 Fri, 02 Mar 2018 13:14:59 EST
<![CDATA[Be: Women of Color Exhibition Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/be-women-of-color-exhibition-opening-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/be-women-of-color-exhibition-opening-reception Date: March 3, 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. Join Walter Cruz for a talk about his work and an opportunity to meet and greet the artist.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a96d73b6ce4f.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Family Wildlife Workshop with Bobby Horvath]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/kids-wildlife-workshop-with-bobby-horvath http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/kids-wildlife-workshop-with-bobby-horvath Date: March 3, 2018

Have you ever wanted to meet an eagle owl? Pet a fox? Hold a red-tailed hawk? Here’s your chance to get up close and personal with live animals that are representative of Northern Manhattan Parks’ wildlife.

Join rehabilitator, Bobby Horvath, to meet some of our wildlife and learn about the work of Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation.

Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a72203417f95.jpg Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 3, 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 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 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[CANCELLED: Kids Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/kids-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: March 3, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Schedule

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 10:14:59 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts and Crafts - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/adults-paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/adults-paper-arts-and-crafts Date: March 3, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-03-03 2018-03-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 10:14:59 EST
<![CDATA[Historic Richmond Town's James Guyon Jr. Guyon Tavern Series Presents Half Moon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/historic-richmond-towns-james-guyon-jr-guyon-tavern-series-presents-half-moon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/03/historic-richmond-towns-james-guyon-jr-guyon-tavern-series-presents-half-moon Date: March 3, 2018

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

About Half Moon

Half Moon is a rockabilly/pop combo that will shake the timbers of the Old Tavern! Join Morty Jacobi on vocals and rhythm guitar; Scott Caddell slapping the standup bass and vocals; Guy Michette and Sal Azzarell on lead guitar; and Joan Caddell on percussion and vocals.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Guyon Tavern at Historic Richmond Town

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2018-03-03 2018-03-03 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.57178644122100000, -74.14625349376500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a58f197afc00.jpg Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:14:43 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: March 4, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-03-04 2018-03-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f781631ead.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/03/04/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: March 4, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2018-03-04 2018-03-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6f755812c10.jpg Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:45:04 EST