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, 23 May 2017 12:56:26 GMT <![CDATA[Queens Farmhouse Museum Children's Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/queens-farm-childrens-carnival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/queens-farm-childrens-carnival Date: April 8, 2017

Join us for a kids' carnival in the apple orchard! Enjoy the spring weather at the farm with assorted carnival rides and children's entertainment. Midway games, hayrides, pony rides, and a seasonal petting zoo will also be available for an additional fee. Food vendors will be at the farm all day. Note: Height rules apply at all rides.

  • Cash only for hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo, and food vendors.
  • Children under age 2 may enter carnival area for free unless riding on any rides.
  • This is a popular event, so we recommend arriving early to avoid the crowds! Free on-site event parking available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b72fe712bf6.JPG Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 8, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9d460676df.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Presents Harlem Dance Club: On-Camera Performance Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/nyc-parks-presents-harlem-dance-club-oncamera-performance-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/nyc-parks-presents-harlem-dance-club-oncamera-performance-workshop Date: April 8, 2017

Join NYC Parks as we host the Harlem Dance Club (HDC) for a unique six-week On-Camera Performance Workshop!

The workshop will simulate an audition, rehearsal, and shoot experience in a safe and nurturing environment. This workshop is open to all ages and experience levels. During the audition, dance and performance skills will not be evaluated, however, HDC will be evaluating the participants that are able to commit to the entire six-week workshop schedule of rehearsals.

On-Camera Performance Workshop Schedule

Audition: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Auditon is open to drop-in participation and is a no-commitment introduction that will allow participants to learn more about the workshop structure. Dance and performance skills will not be evaluated. HDC will be evaluating who is able to commit to the entire workshop schedule.

Rehersals: Saturday, April 8, 2017 to Saturday, May 13, 2017
Participants must attend all rehearsals unless otherwise excused at the beginning of the workshop by HDC. Only fully commited participants will be able to attend the workshop rehearsals.

Shoot: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time and location will be announced.

Please note: Space is limited. Register at harlemdanceclub.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

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 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d00c45d2516.jpg Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:59:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Hot Pile Compost Build]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/hot-pile-compost-build http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/hot-pile-compost-build Date: April 8, 2017

Come meet our great master composters of the garden. Event hosted by the wonderful team at the Snug Harbor compost project. Come out and meet everyone and learn about composting.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden

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<![CDATA[Screenwriters Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/screen-writers-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/screen-writers-workshop Date: April 8, 2017

Join Juan Ramirez Jr. at our free Screenwriters Workshop! Bring the story idea you wish to develop into a screenplay or series.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Canarsie Park Easter Egg Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/canarsie-park-easter-egg-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/canarsie-park-easter-egg-hunt Date: April 8, 2017

Head to Canarsie Park to hunt for Easter eggs and celebrate spring! Enjoy free refreshments and giveaways, and an appearance from the Easter Bunny!

This event is presented by New York State Senator Roxanne Persaud and New York's 19th Senate District.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 18:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden Spring Flowering Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/spring-flowering-tree-and-shrub http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/spring-flowering-tree-and-shrub Date: April 8, 2017

Come see the glory of the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden and learn about the long-standing horticultural tradition that seeks to find beauty in all seasons.

Meet in front of the Carl Grillo Glass House. Tour is rain or shine. Register by contacting education@snug-harbor.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3504

Location: Carl Grillo Glasshouse (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bf9798254.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Woodland Wonderland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/discovery-walks-for-families-woodland-wonderland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/discovery-walks-for-families-woodland-wonderland Date: April 8, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fb6677697.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Old Croton Aqueduct]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/historic-new-york-old-croton-aqueduct http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/historic-new-york-old-croton-aqueduct Date: April 8, 2017

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

Join our park rangers on a walk through Van Cortlandt Park to learn about the Old Croton Aqueduct, NYC's first water supply system.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: 242nd Street and Van Cortlandt Park East (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.90226414572500000, -73.86836934089700000 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Mobile Unit: Twelfth Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-mobile-unit-twefth-night1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-mobile-unit-twefth-night1 Date: April 8, 2017

From schools to homeless shelters, prisons to community centers, the Public Theater’s Mobile Unit brings Shakespeare to the people, and the people to Shakespeare. This season, the Mobile Unit celebrates 60 years of igniting dialogue and fostering new connections with a vibrant new production of the gender-bending, heart-mending comedy, Twelfth Night.

When a young shipwrecked immigrant named Viola takes a chance on the “wet foot, dry foot” policy of the mid-nineties and washes up amidst the shore of glitzy Illyria, Florida, she finds herself a stranger in a fabulously strange new land. Thinking her twin brother has drowned, Viola throws herself into a new gig as assistant to Orsino, a wealthy Floridian with a serious case of love sickness for a wealthy lady, Olivia. Having disguised herself as a boy to become Orsino’s right hand man, Viola (now Cesario) is tasked with delivering his adoring valentines. But as Viola woos in her boss’s name, she falls head over spiky heels for the man himself, while Olivia turns her affections to the intriguing young messenger boy, Cesario (also Viola).

Set to the rhythms of house, Cuban and nineties beats, Saheem Ali directs this colorful comedy about the power of new people and new experiences that throw the world into beautiful disarray, and open hearts and minds to the possibility of love.

Imani Uzuri performs!

Space is limited so please RSVP to sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a7221a479e4.jpg Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: April 8, 2017

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 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[Women's History Month Program: Women and Chocolate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/womens-history-month-program-women-and-chocolate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/womens-history-month-program-women-and-chocolate Date: April 8, 2017

A Taste for Chocolate curator Carol S. Ward will present an illustrated lecture discussing women’s changing roles in the importation, distribution, and consumption of chocolate.


$15, $10 Members/Students. For more information, please contact publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Amigurumi-Cup-O'-Joy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/crochet-amigurumicupojoy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/crochet-amigurumicupojoy Date: April 8, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/paper-arts-crafts-sun-and-moon-in-warm-and-cool-colors Date: April 8, 2017

Make fun things with paper arts and crafts.

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Cabaret Night: "All That Jazz"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/cabaret-jazz-union http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/08/cabaret-jazz-union Date: April 8, 2017

The Conference House Association presents its annual Cabaret Night: "All That Jazz", featuring The Jazz Union performing at the historic Conference House Colonial Kitchen in Conference House Park. Join us as we light up the evening with great music.

Tickets
Ticksts cost $30.00 (pre-payment required) and includes hors d'oeuvres, "jazzed up" punch, dessert, coffee and tea. Proceeds help to support Conference House Museum. Payment is due by Wednesday, April 5. Please purchase tickets at conferencehouse.eventbrite.com, or make checks payable to Conference House Association and mail to CHA Office, 298 Satterlee Street, Staten Island, NY 10307.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984 - 6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-08 2017-04-08 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58dfadce94846.jpg Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: April 9, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: April 9, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: April 9, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: April 9, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Bay Park Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/pelham-bay-park-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/pelham-bay-park-tree-planting Date: April 9, 2017

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest in Pelham Bay Park! Trees improve air and water quality, reduce pollution, and lower energy costs.

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

Space is limited and registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Birding at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/spring-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/spring-birding Date: April 9, 2017

Welcome migratory birds back to Wave Hill this spring! Explore the gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow on a quest to spot some of our favorite feathered friends as they return to the Hudson Highlands. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Free with admission to the grounds. NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9d754d00fa.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/birding-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/birding-for-beginners Date: April 9, 2017

Test your bird eye and observe waterfowl and woodland birds with the Urban Park Rangers. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife-viewing spots in the urban jungle.

To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.52040100097700000, -74.18949890136700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c3280f35e24.jpg Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Eels and Hudson River Theaters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/family-art-project-eels-and-hudson-river-theaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/family-art-project-eels-and-hudson-river-theaters Date: April 9, 2017

The Hudson River is seen through beautiful vistas at Wave Hill, but what is life really like inside the river? Hear about the relationship between eels and the health of the river and our role as good river stewards. Create drawings, maps and images of river residents, then create a diorama with movable parts—a thriving river theater! Hudson River Eel Day event.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9d7a175a57.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Hunter's Point South Park - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/its-my-park-at-hunters-point-south-park-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/its-my-park-at-hunters-point-south-park-spring-cleaning Date: April 9, 2017

This It's My Park season, join Hunters Point Park Conservancy for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will clean playground equipment at Hunter's Point South Park Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 292-4123

Location: Playground (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74304208968000000, -73.96048775636200000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Farmhouse Museum Children's Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/queens-farm-childrens-carnival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/queens-farm-childrens-carnival Date: April 9, 2017

Join us for a kids' carnival in the apple orchard! Enjoy the spring weather at the farm with assorted carnival rides and children's entertainment. Midway games, hayrides, pony rides, and a seasonal petting zoo will also be available for an additional fee. Food vendors will be at the farm all day. Note: Height rules apply at all rides.

  • Cash only for hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo, and food vendors.
  • Children under age 2 may enter carnival area for free unless riding on any rides.
  • This is a popular event, so we recommend arriving early to avoid the crowds! Free on-site event parking available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b72fe712bf6.JPG Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Blue Trail (Northeast)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail-northeast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail-northeast Date: April 9, 2017

Meet at High Rock Park where we will begin this day hike through the Blue trail to Deere Park (behind Petrides Educational Complex) then return the same way back to High Rock.This will be a fast-paced hike lasting 2-3 hours depending on the size and pace of the group. Bring snacks and water. Sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended. Suitable for intermediate hikers. Registration preferred.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c898b22722d.png Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: April 9, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 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: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: April 9, 2017

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets).

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: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/birding-hawk-watch Date: April 9, 2017

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

We offer birding programs throughout the year with unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration begins on Wednesday, March 29.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c328db7ccc2.jpg Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Hike the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/hike-the-vanderbilt-motor-parkway-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/hike-the-vanderbilt-motor-parkway-moderate Date: April 9, 2017

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: 73rd Avenue and Hollis Hills Terrace (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 11:00 am 0:30 am 40.73752975463900000, -73.76780700683600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c3296caedd5.jpg Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:45:25 EST
<![CDATA[Easter Egg Hunt at Joe Holzka Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/easter-egg-hunt-at-joe-holzka-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/easter-egg-hunt-at-joe-holzka-garden Date: April 9, 2017

Come out and join our first-ever Easter egg hunt!

Sponsored by Fidelis and the Giving Circle, great contributors to our community.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden

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2017-04-09 2017-04-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.63449859619140600, -74.12169647216797000 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/family-nature-walk Date: April 9, 2017

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Ages six and older are welcome with an adult.

Free with admission to the grounds. Registration not required. Severe weather cancels.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9d82dc94a9.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho-second-sunday-of-every-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho-second-sunday-of-every-month Date: April 9, 2017

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos – and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House. You’ll see how the neighborhood surrounding the Tredwells’ home evolved from a refined and tranquil residential enclave into a busy commercial center. Visit important 19th century landmark buildings on this tour through 21st century NoHo.

And what’s a plunge into the past without a little scandal? On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the notorious 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes!

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Photography Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/family-photography-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/family-photography-scavenger-hunt Date: April 9, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon of family fun as we go on a scavenger hunt using digital cameras or smartphones. Bring your own digital camera and smartphones.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: 43rd Street and Seventh Avenue (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.64636741800000000, -74.00180339810000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c32a530feaf.jpg Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:45:25 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Bronx Park East and Pelham Parkway North - Spring Cleaning!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/its-my-park-at-bronx-park-east-and-pelham-parkway-north-spring-cleaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/its-my-park-at-bronx-park-east-and-pelham-parkway-north-spring-cleaning Date: April 9, 2017

This It's My Park season, join Sweep the Court for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will do spring cleaning at Bronx Park East and Pelham Parkway North. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 544-4470

Location: Basketball Courts at Waring Playground (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.86035437206600000, -73.87143027782400000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball host by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: April 9, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/storytime-craft Date: April 9, 2017

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon with a reading of What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park, followed by a “Painted Window” Suncatchers craft.

Recommended for ages 10 and younger.

Sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 463-0263

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-04-09 2017-04-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58af3b8f0f22c.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 9, 2017

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9d5c07fd64.jpg Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Program: The Incredible Journey of the American Eel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/nature-program-the-incredible-journey-of-the-american-eel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/nature-program-the-incredible-journey-of-the-american-eel Date: April 9, 2017

An environmental educator from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Eel Project shares the incredible journey of Anguilla rostrata with images, artifacts, and live eels. Hear how scientists, students and community volunteers are working together to gather vital information about local eel populations by catching, counting, and releasing thousands of tiny “glass eels” as they make their way up the Hudson River estuary each spring.

Ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b9d8842a3bc.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/spring-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/spring-walk Date: April 9, 2017

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bf02c5e5c3c.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/09/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: April 9, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-09 2017-04-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: April 10, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-10 2017-04-10 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birding Date: April 10, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-10 2017-04-10 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6efb20c051.jpg Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 10, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-10 2017-04-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[BALSA Spring Fling Basketball Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/balsa-spring-fling-basketball-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/balsa-spring-fling-basketball-clinics Date: April 10, 2017

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

Schedule

Monday, April 10

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

Tuesday, April 11

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

Wednesday, April 12

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

Thursday, April 13

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

Friday, April 14

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 222-9939

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-04-10 2017-04-10 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d588da4728c.JPG Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/discovery-walks-for-families-towering-trees Date: April 10, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-10 2017-04-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fa0458258.jpg Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Beach Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/kids-week-beach-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/kids-week-beach-scavenger-hunt Date: April 10, 2017

Search and collect the many coastal treasures on this sandy beach with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2017-04-10 2017-04-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.52040100097700000, -74.18949890136700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c32da4757dd.jpg Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: All About Insects]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/kids-week-all-about-insects http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/kids-week-all-about-insects Date: April 10, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers as we learn about insects and search for the six-legged critters under rocks and logs.

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 2017-04-10 2017-04-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Coastal Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/kids-week-coastal-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/kids-week-coastal-exploration Date: April 10, 2017

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Join the Rangers as we explore the shore of Pelham Bay Park while looking for wildlife living along the bay.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-04-10 2017-04-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c32bd276b9b.JPG Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Bug Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/kids-week-brooklyn-bug-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/kids-week-brooklyn-bug-exploration Date: April 10, 2017

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a family-friendly, guided hike filled with learning activities. You never know what you may observe on these bug exploration hikes lead by the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B057 Marine Park 2017-04-10 2017-04-10 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.93029785156250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c32ba7283f3.jpg Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Geology for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/kids-week-geology-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/kids-week-geology-for-kids Date: April 10, 2017

Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at a nearby park.

Join the Urban Park Rangers in Central Park to learn about rocks of the world and the geology of New York City.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-10 2017-04-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c32e9d153c3.jpg Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Learn How to Play Lacrosse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/learn-to-play-lacrosse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/10/learn-to-play-lacrosse Date: April 10, 2017

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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2017-04-10 2017-04-10 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.57730102539062500, -74.10109710693360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cae3f380c5.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: April 11, 2017

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

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

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

Related Events

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[VIP Bilingual Story Time]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/vip-bilingual-story-time1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/vip-bilingual-story-time1 Date: April 11, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint it Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/paint-it-up Date: April 11, 2017

Create a still-life painting on canvas to take home. This program is suitable for adults.

Paint It Up Program Schedule
May: Upcycle Decorative Painted Cans and Containers
June: Recycle Painted Rocks-painted nature on rocks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: April 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders Date: April 11, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f044aaa73.jpg Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: April 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: April 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: April 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802e3d4ca3.JPG Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[New Skate Park Ground Breaking Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/new-skate-park-ground-breaking-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/new-skate-park-ground-breaking-ceremony Date: April 11, 2017

Bring your boards and skates and join us for photo-ops at the ground breaking!

Bronx Parks Commissioner Iris Rodriguez-Rosa will join Council Member Andrew Cohen to break ground at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

About Van Cortlandt Park's Basketball and Skate Park Construction

This project will construct a basketball court and skate park at Van Cortlandt Park. While the skate park will feature a concrete pavement with integral color raised elements, designs for the basketball court include new asphalt paving with a color seal coating, as well as new backless sports benches.

Funding for this project was provided by the Mayor’s office and Council Member Cohen in the amount of $1,118,000.

The project is anticipated to be completed by fall 2017. To learn more about this project, please visit the Van Cortlandt Park Basketball and Skate Park Construction page.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: 240th Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.88769220648000000, -73.89867603778800000 Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: April 11, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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

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

Schedule

Monday, April 10

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

Tuesday, April 11

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

Wednesday, April 12

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

Thursday, April 13

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

Friday, April 14

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 222-9939

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d588da4728c.JPG Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: All About Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-week-all-about-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-week-all-about-owls Date: April 11, 2017

Whooo knows what we will find as we look through owl pellet's and learn more about the adaptions of owls!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Birding for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-week-birding-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-week-birding-for-kids Date: April 11, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walk through Alley Pond Park and learn about the different birds that live in the park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Winchester Boulevard, under Grand Central Parkway (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74353324256500000, -73.73449540138200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c32fe094d01.jpg Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-week-nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-week-nature-exploration Date: April 11, 2017

The natural world is the best playground in New York City. Join the Urban Park Rangers on a hike through the wonders of Van Cortlandt Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c32f2309742.JPG Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Sea Shore Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-week-brooklyn-sea-shore-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-week-brooklyn-sea-shore-exploration Date: April 11, 2017

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a family-friendly, guided hike filled with ffun learning activities. You never know what you may observe on these sea shore explorations lead by the Urban Park Rangers

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B057 Marine Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.93029785156250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c32f767718b.jpg Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:00:23 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week: Fort Greene History and Colonial Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-week-fort-greene-history-and-colonial-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-week-fort-greene-history-and-colonial-games Date: April 11, 2017

Fort Greene, Brooklyn, holds an important place in the history of the colonies and the American Revolution.

Learn about the traditions, dress, and games of the colonial people and Native Americans who lived in this area of Brooklyn centuries ago.

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 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c3304f453dc.jpg Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Woodland Wonderland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/discovery-walks-for-families-woodland-wonderland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/discovery-walks-for-families-woodland-wonderland Date: April 11, 2017

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fbcc2b438.jpg Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break Activities for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/spring-break-at-the-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/spring-break-at-the-queens-botanical-garden Date: April 11, 2017

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

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

Activities are drop-in, while supplies last.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-04-11 2017-04-11 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c16c5e6a059.JPG Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Vacation Art: Sketching SpringCapturing Nature's Contours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/vacation-art-sketching-springcapturing-natures-contours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/vacation-art-sketching-springcapturing-natures-contours Date: April 11, 2017

Spring marks a new cycle of life—trees are leafing out, buds are bursting, and migrating birds are returning to their summer homes at Wave Hill. Spend one, two or three afternoons exploring Wave Hill’s grounds and gardens and practicing methods for recording your observations, then constructing a nature journal. Harness your powers of observation to closely examine the budding leaves, flowers and insects of spring.

Today’s program: Modeled on tried-and-true nature-journaling practices, learn accessible techniques like blind and sighted contour drawing to record the details of spring growth in your new nature journal, and label them to help you remember your experience.

This program is geared toward families with children between the ages of six and 10. Space is limited.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c072dcf0b77.jpg Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Reptiles and Amphibians]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-week-manhattan-reptiles-and-amphibians http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-week-manhattan-reptiles-and-amphibians Date: April 11, 2017

Do you think reptiles and amphibians are cool or creepy? Gain a new appreciation for these misunderstood creatures. Find out how reptiles and amphibians play an important role in our local ecosystem.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Avenue and Dyckman Street (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86685135826000000, -73.92872571945200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c330db6f922.jpg Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: April 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:25 EST
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/book-worms Date: April 11, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/kids-le-petit-art Date: April 11, 2017

Make your own miniature, personalized art for gift or to keep. This class is suitable for kids ages six to 12 years old.

Kids Le Petit Art Schedule
May: Painting Small Cans Upcycle Art
June: Create A Mini Book

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Afterschool Pop-Up Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/storefront-science-afterschool-popup-program Date: April 11, 2017

Explore the natural world around you with Dr. A!

Learn how to identify different trees and insects. Test and play with various science tools through interactive games for children during this two-hour exploration session.

Funded through the generosity of Coucilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86520004272461000, -73.92880249023438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fd2f4c1a6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: April 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/art-in-action Date: April 11, 2017

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

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Soccer Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/soccer-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/soccer-training-camp Date: April 11, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will be able to participate in a variety of physical exercises while learning the basic fundamentals of soccer.

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d29b3e7ad1d.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/table-toppers Date: April 11, 2017

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Organizing for Garden Success: Bylaws]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/organizing-for-garden-success-bylaws http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/organizing-for-garden-success-bylaws Date: April 11, 2017

Disorganization creates dysfunction. In this workshop, we will discuss methods for developing bylaws and garden rules with your fellow garden members, so that your group has the tools needed for successful community building, governance, and decision-making.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: United Community Centers

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2017-04-11 2017-04-11 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.66490173339844000, -73.88670349121094000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/little-hell-gate-salt-marsh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/little-hell-gate-salt-marsh Date: April 11, 2017

Join us for a tour of our flagship salt marsh! Learn about the ecology of the space, view wildlife up close, and learn how the island’s history has shaped our natural areas.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79146526423800000, -73.92687702179000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bf04d7e062e.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Illustrated Lecture - At the Tredwells' Table: Culinary Customs of Mid-19th Century New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/illustrated-lecture-at-the-tredwells-table-culinary-customs-of-mid19th-century-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/illustrated-lecture-at-the-tredwells-table-culinary-customs-of-mid19th-century-new-york Date: April 11, 2017

Join professional chef and culinary historian Carl Raymond for a unique talk on the culinary customs of mid-19th century New York, including favorite foods, cooking methods, dining etiquette, and service for an elegant dinner party, and entertaining. You’ll learn about nearby Tompkins’ Market, where the Tredwells’ bought their favorite foods (including take out); how the American kitchen and cooking techniques have evolved over time; and the family’s elaborate entertainments in the double parlor, including the famous New Year’s Day “calling.” Mr. Raymond will also discuss the influential cookbook writers and cookbooks of the mid-19th century and the lives of the Irish servants who lived in the Tredwells’ home and cooked and served their meals.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: April 11, 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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2017-04-11 2017-04-11 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: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: April 11, 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: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa2edbf28e.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: April 11, 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 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa30d88260.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/11/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: April 11, 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 2017-04-11 2017-04-11 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - Zane York: Nature Morte]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/exhibition-zane-york-nature-morte Date: April 12, 2017

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-12 2017-04-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589cae3f380c5.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Pelham Bay Park Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/pelham-bay-park-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/pelham-bay-park-tree-planting Date: April 12, 2017

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest in Pelham Bay park! Trees improve air and water quality, reduce pollution, and lower energy costs.

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

Space is limited and registration is required for this event. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Orchard Beach Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-04-12 2017-04-12 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86869812011719000, -73.79699707031250000 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: April 12, 2017

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

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

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

Related Events

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-04-12 2017-04-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/le-petit-art Date: April 12, 2017

Adults will create miniature works of art (4"x6" to 2.5"x3.5"), from delicate miniature paper cuttings to vintage art and painted rocks, to display at home or give as a gift for a loved one.

Le Petit Art Schedule
May: Vintage ACEO Art
June: Painted Animal Rocks

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 2017-04-12 2017-04-12 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: April 12, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-04-12 2017-04-12 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/discovery-walks-for-families-beginning-birders Date: April 12, 2017

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Chess & Checkers House (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-12 2017-04-12 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.76890182495117000, -73.97460174560547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f0ce613d6.jpg Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: April 12, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-04-12 2017-04-12 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: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: April 12, 2017

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets).

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: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-04-12 2017-04-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/04/12/special-express-arts Date: April 12, 2017

This art workshop engages special needs adults through art for self expression.

Due to limited space, please call to schedule your group's visit. Groups are scheduled for every two weeks. Everyone should bring their own small, clean rocks, ready for painting.

Themes
May: Painting Cardboard Coaster
June: Painting on Rocks-Nature

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 2017-04-12 2017-04-12 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:02 EDT