NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:35:55 GMT <![CDATA[Fire Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/fire-making-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/fire-making-skills Date: February 25, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Fort Totten]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/historic-new-york-fort-totten http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/historic-new-york-fort-totten Date: February 25, 2017

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history. Historic New York programs highlight the history of selected neighborhoods or parks.

A pristine stretch surrounding a preserved Civil War fortress, Fort Totten Park provides a fascinating glimpse into New York's past.

Please note: Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Tuesday, February 14.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866dc440eddd.jpg Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[Whales: Then and Now]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/whales-then-and-now http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/whales-then-and-now Date: February 25, 2017

Paul Sieswerda, former curator of the New England and New York Aquariums and founder and director of Gotham Whale, will discuss current preservation efforts and whales in the New York Harbor area.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Cooking Demo: Heavenly Honey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/cooking-demo-heavenly-honey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/cooking-demo-heavenly-honey Date: February 25, 2017

Honey is a sweet liquid produced by honeybees from the nectar of flowers. Discover fascinating facts about honey and compare the complex tastes of different varieties with beekeeper and Wave Hill Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day. Sample honey-infused recipes prepared by Chef Stephen Rosenberg of Great Performances.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5880eba2e28a0.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: February 25, 2017

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Graffiti Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/arts-culture-fun-graffiti-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/arts-culture-fun-graffiti-writing Date: February 25, 2017

Join us and learn how to draw and ink graffiti lettering. You will have fun creating your own name in Graff style. No prior knowledge of drawing is needed. Beginners are welcome and supplies will be provided.

Karen " KayLove" Pedrosa is a Bronx born and based artist. She was inspired by the rolling museums the trains provided, roof murals, tags and colors that brightened up the Bronx. As a graduate of High School of Art & Design, she continued to study painting at Lehman College. Her work is colorful, passionate and loose. Her style draws from the streets, culture and her emotions; impulsive, vibrant and raw.

Nelson "Host One" Santiago was born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx. He became captivated by urban hip hop culture and immersed himself into the world of graffiti art. It was at this time that “Host One” emerged unto the cityscape. Throughout the following decade, Nelson, aka Host One, actively engaged in Wild Style pieces as well as street bombing on a myriad of metropolitan “canvases”.

Space is limited so please RSVP to http://odgrafworkshop.eventbrite.com

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Owen Dolen Recreaton Center

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2017-02-25 2017-02-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.83959960937500000, -73.87039947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58924b5ab2599.png Thu, 02 Feb 2017 14:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Chorus of Choirs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/chorus-of-choirs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/chorus-of-choirs Date: February 25, 2017

Join us as NYC Choirs share musical highs through uplifting music and song!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-5558

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64101745075800000, -74.13546228408800000 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:15:06 EST
<![CDATA[Storytime and Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/storytime-craft Date: February 25, 2017

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring seasonal nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity.

This program is recommended for kids ages 10 and younger.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-02-25 2017-02-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585abd37a255f.JPG Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/black-history-month-tour-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/black-history-month-tour-program Date: February 25, 2017

Morris-Jumel docent and historian Gregory Washington will lead a tour (both inside the museum and throughout the neighborhood) detailing the African presence at the house, including the few enslaved persons who lived in the mansion, Ann Northrup and her children who lived at the home from 1841-1843, and the African Americans who lived in the Jumel Terrace Historic District beginning around 1930 to the present.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Textile Arts: Crochet Amigurumi Bear - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/textile-artscrochet-amigurumi-bear-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/textile-artscrochet-amigurumi-bear-adults Date: February 25, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:14:49 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: February 25, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

This program is suitable for all ages.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:14:49 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Season Opening of Kingsland Homestead]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/spring-season-preview http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/spring-season-preview Date: February 25, 2017

Join Queens Historical Society for the kickoff of their spring season at Kingsland Homestead. Learn more about upcoming events including film screenings, insights from authors, historians, and photographers in Queens! Learn more about the after school program, Now It's Electric!, presented by Con Edison.

To kick off the spring season we are pleased to announce Councilman Peter Koo of District 20 as our guest of honor.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/588f6087ef987.jpg Mon, 06 Feb 2017 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Special Interactive Tour for Families: A Child’s View of Life in 19th Century New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york Date: February 25, 2017

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

This program is best for children ages eight to 12 years old. Reservations are not required.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night Date: February 25, 2017

Join us for a night of swing, live jazz, and dance wtih the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra and The Harlem Swing Dance Society. Enjoy dancing, share stories, and listen to the music reminiscent of the Big Band Era. Come early for beginner swing dance lessons and stay for open dance. Space is limited. Please RSVP here.

In partnership with Whole Foods Market.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5888befb89c20.jpg Wed, 01 Feb 2017 18:15:08 EST
<![CDATA[Lantern Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/lantern-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/lantern-night-hike Date: February 25, 2017

Discover Central Park at night. The Urban Park Rangers will discuss history and nocturnal wildlife on this night hike ending at Belvedere Castle.

Please note: Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wenesday, February 8.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866dcb92eb91.jpg Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Exotic Desert Dwellers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/family-art-project-exotic-desert-dwellers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/family-art-project-exotic-desert-dwellers Date: February 26, 2017

Join visiting artists Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao, past participants in Wave Hill’s Sunroom Project Space, on a visit to Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House. Sketch these exotic desert dwellers, then, using papier-mâché, bendable wire, paint, and paper, make an exotic paper plant of your own.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5880ec3de8af0.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: February 26, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to clean up and beautify at Leif Ericson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Comfort Station (in Leif Ericson Park)

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63541350957900000, -74.01935017108900000 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:59:51 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/birding-owls Date: February 26, 2017

Urban Park Ranger birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair. Urban Park Rangers will take you out and guide you on your quest to spot winter owls.

Please note: Registraton is required. To register, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on February 15.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866dd081bde6.jpg Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: February 26, 2017

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Central Park. Highlights of this tour include: Summit Rock, Tanner's Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West

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

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Mon, 06 Feb 2017 11:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[She's on Point]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/shes-on-point http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/shes-on-point Date: February 26, 2017

Join NYC Parks to celebrate, honor, and engage young women and girls in sports! She's On Point features sports demos, inspirational speakers, fun activities, giveaways, and more!

Open to all members of the public, ages 6 and older.

For information regarding accessibility, please call (212) 360-1430 or email accessibility@parks.nyc.gov. Requests for special accomodations should be made by February 22, 2017.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Staaten Shores Exhibit: A Photographic Journey of Our Maritime Boundary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary Date: February 26, 2017

This exhibit celebrates the signature feature: the waterfront. North, south, east and west, the waterfront surrounds, unifies, and creates Staten Island's unique sense of place. The exhibit has been extended through April 2, 2017.

Gallery Hours: Friday through Sunday from Noon to 4:00 p.m.

This exhibit is sponsored by CPG (Creative Photographers Guild), the Tottenville Historical Society, and NYC Parks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 596-7731

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5888fe3b1996f.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/winter-workspace-dropin-sunday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/winter-workspace-dropin-sunday Date: February 26, 2017

Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-in Sunday. In the Winter Workspace today are Tommy Nguyen and Alison Owen. Stop by Glyndor Gallery to speak to the artists and get a closer look at the creative process.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Pictured: Tommy Nyguen, Me PLUSH you long time (teal), 2005.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5880ec8c80eda.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Artist Lecture and Book Signing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/artist-lecture-book-signing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/artist-lecture-book-signing Date: February 26, 2017

See the world through the lens of photographer Vikram Dogra as he discusses the inspiration and processes behind his exhibition. Books will be available for purchase.

For more information about this event, please visit the Queens Botancial Garden's event listing.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-02-26 2017-02-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58597a4945cc2.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/winter-tree-id-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/winter-tree-id-light Date: February 26, 2017

Learn how to ID a tree by the bark, buds, and other distinctive characteristics. Enjoy the subtle beauty of trees in winter.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866ddbee5071.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Goodhue Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/historic-new-york-goodhue-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/historic-new-york-goodhue-park Date: February 26, 2017

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks.

NYC Parks acquired this small parcel of land and saved it from future development. Explore the trails and delve further into its history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Clinton Avenue and Prospect Avenue (in Goodhue Park)

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R169 Goodhue Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.63890075683594000, -74.09770202636719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866dd824a189.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Closing Reception for East of East River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/closing-reception-for-east-of-east-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/closing-reception-for-east-of-east-river Date: February 26, 2017

Meet the artist, Vikram Dogra, and take one last look at the exhibit, East of East River.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-02-26 2017-02-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585994e3dfe24.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/27/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/27/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: February 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-27 2017-02-27 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[A Billion Year Odyssey: Geology of Northern Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/27/a-billion-year-odyssey-geology-of-northern-manhattan1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/27/a-billion-year-odyssey-geology-of-northern-manhattan1 Date: February 27, 2017

Join Sid Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, for a presentation exploring Northern Manhattan Park’s exposed bedrock. View the cliff edges and road cuts that provide geologic information that informs a history that includes continental collisions, breakup of continents, violent earthquakes, extensive volcanism, the creation of Rocky Mountain high elevations, profound erosion, subsidence below the sea, and massive glaciers, all leading up to our present-day subdued milieu.

Please note: Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.

This program was made possible through the support of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

Photo by Louise Crowley

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-02-27 2017-02-27 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584840398b760.jpg Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:29:51 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-02-28 2017-02-28 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Paint it Up: Wine Bottles - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/paint-it-up-wine-bottlesadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/paint-it-up-wine-bottlesadults Date: February 28, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-28 2017-02-28 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: February 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-28 2017-02-28 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/introduction-to-sign-languageadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/introduction-to-sign-languageadults Date: February 28, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-28 2017-02-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: February 28, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-02-28 2017-02-28 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: February 28, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-02-28 2017-02-28 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5887a49ed2ee0.jpg Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:29:51 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: February 28, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-02-28 2017-02-28 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/01/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/01/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: March 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-03-01 2017-03-01 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Steampunk Art: Upcycle Miniature Bottles - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/01/le-petit-steam-punk-art-upcycle-miniature-bottlesadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/01/le-petit-steam-punk-art-upcycle-miniature-bottlesadults Date: March 1, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-01 2017-03-01 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/01/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/01/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 1, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-01 2017-03-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/01/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/01/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: March 1, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-03-01 2017-03-01 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/01/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/01/special-express-arts Date: March 1, 2017

Engaging special needs adults through arts for self expression. Day groups must schedule in advance to participate, as space is limited.

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 2017-03-01 2017-03-01 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-to-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/01/recycletoartall-ages http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/01/recycletoartall-ages Date: March 1, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-01 2017-03-01 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/01/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/01/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: March 1, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-01 2017-03-01 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Volunteer Orientation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/01/volunteer-orientation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/01/volunteer-orientation Date: March 1, 2017

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

Directions to find the group will be sent via email to registered volunteers only the day before Orientation.

Fill out a Volunteer Application and then log-in to your Volunteer Profile to sign-up for Orientation on the calendar. Any questions? Please email Karla Osorio-Perez at kosorio-perez@brooklynbridgepark.org.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 334 Furman Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-03-01 2017-03-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69403178914900000, -73.99932694435100000 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:29:51 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/01/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/01/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: March 1, 2017

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2017-03-01 2017-03-01 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 2, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-03-02 2017-03-02 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/greenbelt-peepers Date: March 2, 2017

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

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for children ages 2-3 years old with their caregiver. Space is limited.

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-02 2017-03-02 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: March 2, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-03-02 2017-03-02 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: March 2, 2017

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-02 2017-03-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: March 2, 2017

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

This program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) for children ages 3-4 years old with their caregiver. Space is limited.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-02 2017-03-02 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: March 2, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-03-02 2017-03-02 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: March 2, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-02 2017-03-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/special-express-arts-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/special-express-arts-2 Date: March 2, 2017

Engaging special needs adults through art for self expression. Groups must schedule in advance to participate, as space is limited.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-02 2017-03-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:45:23 EST
<![CDATA[Creative 3D Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/creative-3d-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/02/creative-3d-arts Date: March 2, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-03-02 2017-03-02 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fde6bc59a8.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/03/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/03/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: March 3, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-03-03 2017-03-03 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/03/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/03/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: March 3, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-03-03 2017-03-03 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: March 3, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-03 2017-03-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Staaten Shores Exhibit: A Photographic Journey of Our Maritime Boundary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/03/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/03/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary Date: March 3, 2017

This exhibit celebrates the signature feature: the waterfront. North, south, east and west, the waterfront surrounds, unifies, and creates Staten Island's unique sense of place. The exhibit has been extended through April 2, 2017.

Gallery Hours: Friday through Sunday from Noon to 4:00 p.m.

This exhibit is sponsored by CPG (Creative Photographers Guild), the Tottenville Historical Society, and NYC Parks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 596-7731

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-03-03 2017-03-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5888fe3b1996f.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Multimedia Arts: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/03/multimedia-artsadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/03/multimedia-artsadults Date: March 3, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-03 2017-03-03 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/03/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/03/central-park-tour-legendary-landmarks Date: March 3, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-03 2017-03-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5707fe79def37.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/03/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/03/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: March 3, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-03 2017-03-03 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: March 4, 2017

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

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

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

RSVP:

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:45:25 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: March 4, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: March 4, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: March 4, 2017

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

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

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

Related Events

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Cunningham Park Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/cunningham-park-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/cunningham-park-forest-restoration Date: March 4, 2017

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help care for the forest at Cunningham Park. Volunteers will help remove harmful flora that is threatening the local landscape. Be sure to wear clothes that can get dirty, durable sneakers or boots, and to bring your own water bottle!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Oceania Street and 67th Street (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74227905273437500, -73.76546478271484000 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Ferry Point Park Wetland Clean-Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/ferry-point-park-wetland-cleanup http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/ferry-point-park-wetland-cleanup Date: March 4, 2017

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to clean up our wetlands at Ferry Point Park! Volunteers will help remove debris from the shoreline. Come dressed in clothes that can get dirty, durable boots or sneakers, and a water bottle!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Schley Avenue and Brush Avenue (in Ferry Point Park)

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X126 Ferry Point Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81634730274800000, -73.83898366559500000 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:29:51 EST
<![CDATA[Love Your Body Fitness Marathon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/love-your-body-fitness-marathon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/love-your-body-fitness-marathon Date: March 4, 2017

Join us for a day of indoor fitness, fun, toning, and cardio! 10 Instructors and classes over the course of 5 hours.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by March 1.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a74e965ba5b.jpg Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Workshop: Narratives in Encaustic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/winter-workspace-workshop-narratives-in-encaustic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/winter-workspace-workshop-narratives-in-encaustic Date: March 4, 2017

Work with Winter Workspace artist Cecile Chong to create a personal chronicle or story embedded permanently in encaustic. Encaustic is a painting method, also known as hot wax painting, involving melted beeswax or resin. Using this ancient technique, your work will become a scrapbook page or visual time-capsule.

Pictured:
Special Delivery, 2015
Encaustic and mixed media on panel
20” (diameter)
Courtesy of the artist

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589e30711b3cc.jpg Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:14:51 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: A Living Wall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/family-art-project-a-living-wall http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/family-art-project-a-living-wall Date: March 4, 2017

While we are still tucked indoors for winter, let’s remember plants that provide fresh air indoors. Using the shapes, colors, and names of these familiar, green friends, we'll make paper collages incorporating many verdant hues, then participate in a group installation project—a green wall!

Participation is free. Admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589e30ed279c2.jpg Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: March 4, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Red Hook Recreation Area]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area Date: March 4, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Red Hook Conservancy for a general clean up at Red Hook Recreation Area. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 10:00 am 1:30 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: March 4, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/garden-conservatory-highlights-walk Date: March 4, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a5ecaaea94c.jpg Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Historic Walking Tour: St. Mary’s Park & Its 17th Century Roots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/historic-st-marys-park-its-17th-century-roots-historic-walk-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/historic-st-marys-park-its-17th-century-roots-historic-walk-tour Date: March 4, 2017

One of six original Bronx parks, St. Mary’s Park has roots deep in the borough's history.

Bronx Co. Historical Society Program Director Angel Hernandez will take trekkers back in time through the lost landmarks of St. Mary's Park. This historic walking tour will include visits to the Janes & Kirtland Iron Works, Bensonia Cemetery, and the original Lebanon Hospital. The tour will end at the national historic landmark, St. Ann’s Church.

Contact The Bronx Co. Historical Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your spot. Tours generally run about 2 hours.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Jackson Avenue Train Station

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2017-03-04 2017-03-04 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81632032048300000, -73.90801728035700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ab06d13cfa3.jpg Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Starting Seeds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/starting-seeds-in-a-greenhouse-or-indoors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/starting-seeds-in-a-greenhouse-or-indoors Date: March 4, 2017

Get gardening early by starting your seeds in a greenhouse or sunny window. We’ll walk you through the steps of sowing, discuss what healthy seedlings need to grow into mature crops, and help you document the process by keeping good records.

Greenthumb Community Garden members who attend this workshop will be eligible for vegetable, flower, and herb seeds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Praxis Warren Residence

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2017-03-04 2017-03-04 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89683000000000000, -73.85596800000000000 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:15:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: March 4, 2017

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570801bb68e2d.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Winter Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/birding-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/birding-winter-birds Date: March 4, 2017

Sick of being cooped up indoors? Set out with the Urban Park Rangers on one of the many hikes and birding tours they offer.

Whether you're an experienced birder or just looking for a fun winter activity outdoors, birding is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and stay active. Winter is a great time to spot bald eagles, peregrine falcons, red-tailed hawks, snowy owls, and many more bird species.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.61902618408203000, -74.10613250732422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5887adc57a117.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Hiking 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/hiking-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/hiking-101 Date: March 4, 2017

Pick up skills to become a better hiker and increase your comfort level exploring the woods. Discover how to decode trail blazes—those confusing symbols on the trees—and learn tips to keep your balance all while enjoying the sights and sounds around you.

This program is suitable for adults and kids aged five and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: March 4, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Nature's Music Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/natures-music-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/natures-music-workshop Date: March 4, 2017

Discover which trees and natural materials are used to build modern day and tribal musical instruments. Instruments including log drums and a Native American flute will be on display. Participants will construct an authentic Native American instrument.

Registration is required. Registration opens on Wednesday, February 22. to register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[Staaten Shores Exhibit: A Photographic Journey of Our Maritime Boundary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary Date: March 4, 2017

This exhibit celebrates the signature feature: the waterfront. North, south, east and west, the waterfront surrounds, unifies, and creates Staten Island's unique sense of place. The exhibit has been extended through April 2, 2017.

Gallery Hours: Friday through Sunday from Noon to 4:00 p.m.

This exhibit is sponsored by CPG (Creative Photographers Guild), the Tottenville Historical Society, and NYC Parks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 596-7731

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5888fe3b1996f.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-On History: Scented Sachets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/handson-history-scented-sachets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/handson-history-scented-sachets Date: March 4, 2017

Learn about how early Americans used flowers and herbs to create sweet fragrances in their homes, and create your own bundle of potpourri to take with you.

This program is designed for families with children, and you can enjoy free tours of the museum.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a394a57e46.jpg Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:44:49 EST
<![CDATA[Wildlife Viewing: City Squirrels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/wildlife-viewing-city-squirrels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/wildlife-viewing-city-squirrels Date: March 4, 2017

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

Ever wonder how squirrels are able to thrive in an urban environment? Learn about the basic biology and habits of these abundant and curious mammals.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5887b41d857e2.jpg Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:29:51 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: March 4, 2017

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[EAF16 Exhibition Closing Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/eaf16-exhibition-closing-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/eaf16-exhibition-closing-celebration Date: March 4, 2017

Join us for a final celebration before the Emerging Artist Fellowship 2016 Exhibition closes. We will honor our fantastic EAF16 artists Liene Bosquê, Travis Boyer, Andrew Brehm, Lea Cetera, Onyedika Chuke, Dylan Gauthier, Dmitri Hertz, Madeline Hollander, Olalekan Jeyifous, Lia Lowenthal, Dachal Choi & Mathew Suen, Galería Perdida, Sable Elyse Smith, Elizabeth Tubergen, and Bryan Zanisnik.

The closing event will feature two EAF16 artist performances:

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Madeline Hollander’s “st, nd, rd, th, th, th…”
Taking over Socrates Sculpture Park’s five acres, current fellow Madeline Hollander presents a site-specific performance that draws choreographic inspiration from government-mandated public signage for safety protocols and “life-saving” techniques, such as the Heimlich maneuver posters, TSA pat-down, CPR, and airplane safety cards.

3:00 p.m.
Dylan Gauthier’s Kite Flying Performance 7
Gauthier’s two-part EAF16 project explores the aesthetic, conceptual, and transcendent aspects of flight, invention, and collaboration. The artist pairs his sculpture, Accidental Flight, based on the triangular-trussed kites built by Alexander Graham Bell, with a monthly publication of kite patterns (“scores”) for visitors to take away, assemble, and fly.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ae09c3f1562.jpg Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:44:49 EST
<![CDATA[Compost 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/compost-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/compost-101 Date: March 4, 2017

Learn how to compost in your community garden! This workshop will cover feedstocks, elements, basic tools, and site design to successfully compost your garden waste and food scraps.

The workshop ncludes a hands-on activity to engage participants in feedstock identification and carbon-nitrogen ratios necessary for optimal decomposition rates of materials available in your community.

Registration is required. To register, please visit compost_101.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-03-04 2017-03-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58af3d0ce5c26.jpg Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:44:49 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Women Who Read Are Dangerous]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/arts-culture-fun-women-who-read-too-much-are-dangerous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/arts-culture-fun-women-who-read-too-much-are-dangerous Date: March 4, 2017

Join us for a talk about Women Who Read are Dangerous by Stephan Bollman. Please RSVP on Eventbrite!

What is it about a woman reading that has captivated hundreds of artists over the centuries? Stefan Bollmann’s book Women Who Read Are Dangerous explores this popular subject in more than 70 artworks—drawings, paintings, photographs, and prints—by iconic artists such as Henri Matisse, Edward Hopper, Suzanne Valadon, August Sander, Rembrandt, and many more. As the book’s provocative title indicates, a woman reading was once viewed as radical. In chapters such as “Intimate Moments” and “The Search for Oneself,” the book profiles how a woman with a book was once seen as idle or suspect, and how women have gained autonomy through reading over the years.

Women Who Read Are Dangerous offers intelligent and engaging commentary on each work of art it features, telling us who the subject is, her relationship to the artist, and even what she is reading. With works ranging from a 1333 Annunciation painting of the angel Gabriel speaking to the virgin Mary, book in hand, to twentieth-century works, such as a stunning photograph of Marilyn Monroe reading Ulysses, this appealing survey provides a veritable slideshow of the many iterations of a woman and her book—a compelling subject to this day.

Panel

Carli Braithwaite is a media and marketing producer at Abbeville Press. After studying art history at the Fashion Institute of Technology with concentrations in critical studies and art theory, she joined Abbeville with the goal of making art history more accessible to more people than ever before through social and digital media.

Natalie N. Caro is a Bronx born author and a 2015 Pushcart Prize Nominee. She holds a BA in English Literature and Philosphy from Lehman College/CUNY where she currently teaches composition, and an MFA in Poetry from City College/CUNY.

Lorraine Currelley is a mental Health Counselor with a certificate in Thanatology. She also writes in this professinal capacity and incorporates her knowledge to advocate for mental health and self care. She is a life and writing coach.

Dr. Shamika Mitchell teaches a broad spectrum of English Courses, including composition, world literature, modern fiction, research methods, African-American literature, Asian-American literature and children's literature.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/588a6f55c0da9.jpg Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: March 4, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Textile Arts: Crochet Amigurumi Bear - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/textile-artscrochet-amigurumi-bear-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/textile-artscrochet-amigurumi-bear-adults Date: March 4, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: March 4, 2017

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

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

This program is suitable for all ages.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Astronomy: The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/astronomy-the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/04/astronomy-the-night-sky Date: March 4, 2017

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-03-04 2017-03-04 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:15:06 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: A Living Wall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/05/family-art-project-a-living-wall http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/05/family-art-project-a-living-wall Date: March 5, 2017

While we are still tucked indoors for winter, let’s remember plants that provide fresh air indoors. Using the shapes, colors, and names of these familiar, green friends, make paper collages incorporating many verdant hues, then participate in a group installation project—a green wall!

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-03-05 2017-03-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589e313685756.jpg Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:44:49 EST
<![CDATA[Gracie Mansion New York 1942 Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/05/gracie-mansion-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/05/gracie-mansion-open-house Date: March 5, 2017

Please join us for our exclusive Public Open House taking place on Sunday, March 5th, 2017. You may RSVP directly at http://www.nyc.gov/GMCOpenHouseNY1942

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Gracie Mansion serving as New York City’s Mayoral residence, the Gracie Mansion Conservancy announces a new exhibit, New York 1942. This is the second installation at Gracie Mansion under the de Blasio administration, and includes artwork, documents and objects focused on 1942, the year Mayor Fiorello La Guardia moved to Gracie Mansion. Visitors are invited to a special Open House commemorating the opening of the exhibit at Gracie Mansion on Sunday, March 5, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-03-05 2017-03-05 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:26 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/05/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/05/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: March 5, 2017

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-03-05 2017-03-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/05/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/05/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: March 5, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-03-05 2017-03-05 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Staaten Shores Exhibit: A Photographic Journey of Our Maritime Boundary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/05/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/05/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary Date: March 5, 2017

This exhibit celebrates the signature feature: the waterfront. North, south, east and west, the waterfront surrounds, unifies, and creates Staten Island's unique sense of place. The exhibit has been extended through April 2, 2017.

Gallery Hours: Friday through Sunday from Noon to 4:00 p.m.

This exhibit is sponsored by CPG (Creative Photographers Guild), the Tottenville Historical Society, and NYC Parks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 596-7731

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-03-05 2017-03-05 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5888fe3b1996f.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Pre-Concert Tea]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/05/preconcert-tea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/05/preconcert-tea Date: March 5, 2017

Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Mark Twain Room prior to today’s concert with Ray Vega Latin Jazz Quintet in Armor Hall. The Café at Wave Hill pairs a classic menu with an assortment of green, black and herbal teas. This traditional tea service includes the four classic elements of savory, scones, sweets and tea. The menu, presented by Great Performances, includes an array of tea sandwiches, scones and bite-sized desserts. Afternoon Tea also includes a glass of sparkling wine.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-03-05 2017-03-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589e317de1501.jpg Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Women's History Month: Gretta Moulton - Protector of High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/05/gretta-moulton-protector-of-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/03/05/gretta-moulton-protector-of-high-rock-park Date: March 5, 2017

The natural beauty of High Rock Park attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year including naturalists, hikers, school teachers and their students, scouts, joggers, and dog walkers, and is home to a diverse number of fauna and flora. Join us to learn about the passionate woman who helped save 300 acres from development so that we can all enjoy this wonderful park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-03-05 2017-03-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:00:07 EST