NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 22 Jun 2018 02:02:10 GMT <![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 7, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide 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 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9dc21fc4d41.jpg Fri, 09 Mar 2018 14:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tours Date: April 7, 2018

NYC H2O is offering free tours of the Ridgewood Reservoir.

The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre natural oasis that straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Built in 1859 to supply the once independent City of Brooklyn with high quality water, it became obsolete with the addition of new reservoirs in the Catskills in the 1950’s and was decommissioned in the 1980’s. Since then, nature took its course in a perfect case study of ecological succession. A lush and dense forest has grown in its two outside basins while a freshwater pond with waterfowl sits in the middle basin.

Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC. Please register here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 656-2984

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2018-04-07 2018-04-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa2df0a67ab6.jpg Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Wolfe's Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park Date: April 7, 2018

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

The trailwork party meets at the Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station at 11:00 a.m. Drop-in participation is encouraged. Early birds can get some laps in during the group ride at 10:00 a.m., which meets in the main parking lot at Wolfe's Pond Park. The Route: Mostly beginner-friendly. Distance: ~7 miles. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (734) 358-2826

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

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.52040100097700000, -74.18949890136700000 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Step into Spring Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/step-into-spring-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/step-into-spring-hike Date: April 7, 2018

Search for budding trees, greening shrubs, unfurling ferns, and other signs of spring during this leisurely stroll around the Nature Center trail.

Ages 6+.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9985f09977d.jpg Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Jr Knicks Citywide Championship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/jr-knicks-citywide-championship http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/jr-knicks-citywide-championship Date: April 7, 2018

The 2018 Jr Knicks Citywide Championship will mark the completion of the Jr. Knicks Winter Basketball program by showcasing the teams that battled their way throughout citywide playoffs for their right to play for the Citywide Championship.

The championship event will include play from our all-boys Jr. Knicks 11U, 14U and 17U divisions and complemented by our all-girls 14U and 17U divisions.

May the best borough win!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3300

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab97575ef18f.png Mon, 26 Mar 2018 18:44:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Fruit Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/fruit-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/fruit-tree-care Date: April 7, 2018

Have you ever wondered what you can do to get a great harvest from fruit trees in your garden? This workshop will cover the basics of maintaining healthy fruit trees year-round with an emphasis on the current spring season. We will cover best practices for maximizing fruit production. Participants will have an opportunity to get hands on practice in assessing and caring for fruit trees in a community garden. Hand pruners will be provided to participants from registered GreenThumb garden groups – distribution will be limited to one pair per garden group.

Please note: You must pre-register to attend. Please register on Eventbrite.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Little Green Garden/Rock Garden

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2018-04-07 2018-04-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82319448494600000, -73.91351228952400000 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:44:41 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: April 7, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour Date: April 7, 2018

Staff pick! Celebrate spring with a staff-led tour of Central Park’s only formal garden. Admire thousands of colorful tulips, two picturesque allées of blooming crabapple trees, and a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894. Conservatory Garden looks unlike anything else in Central Park — learn about its history, design, and blooms from the people who know it best.

Details

Meet: Vanderbilt Gate at Conservatory Garden (Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets). Map of start location
Terrain: Some stairs, for wheelchair access, enter the Park at 106th Street and Fifth Ave, and enter the Garden at the north gate.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: $15 (Members $10) Last Saturday of every month is free with registration. To purchase tickets, please click here!

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/storytime-craft Date: April 7, 2018

Bring your little nature lovers to QBG to hear seasonally-inspired stories that will open their imaginations to the different natural worlds found at QBG; followed by a botanically themed craft activity. Recommended for ages 10 and under (accompanied by adult).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718.886.3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-04-07 2018-04-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a834eaa9a129.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: April 7, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[Historic Richmond Town's NYC BBQ Cookoff]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/historic-richmond-towns-nyc-bbq-cookoff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/historic-richmond-towns-nyc-bbq-cookoff Date: April 7, 2018

Eat or Compete! The classic American dish served saucy and just right - it's BBQ NY style. Join us for the only KCBS sanctioned BBQ cookoff in NYC.

Get your tickets!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 ext. 245

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2018-04-07 2018-04-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.57006212289800000, -74.14493775367700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a87080f66666.jpg Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/seasonal-garden-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/seasonal-garden-tours Date: April 7, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718.886.3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-04-07 2018-04-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7cb07046af7.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Hands On History: Make a Crazy Quilt Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/hands-on-history-make-an-18th-century-pocket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/hands-on-history-make-an-18th-century-pocket Date: April 7, 2018

Participants will design their own crazy quilt square to take home. A popular pastime 200 years ago, crazy quilts were made from spare scraps of fabric and sewn with fancy stitches, sometimes for fun and sometimes to teach children to sew. Special guest artist Risa Puno, whose work is currently displayed on the front lawn of King Manor, will lead the activity and talk about both the historical and modern influences that inspired her to create her sculpture. Weather permitting, we will make our quilts while sitting on Risa's artwork!

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Flowering Tree and Shrub Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/flowering-tree-and-shrub-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/flowering-tree-and-shrub-walk Date: April 7, 2018

The magnolias, cherry blossoms, mahonia, jasmine, and redbud flourish in our unique NY Chinese Scholars Garden. Come see the glory of the NYCSG in the spring and learn about the long-standing horticultural tradition that seeks to find beauty in all seasons.

Purchase tickets at floweringtree2018.bpt.me. Your tour tickets include admission to the New York Chinese Scholars Garden for the rest of the day after the walk. This event is rain or shine. Meet at Carl Grillo Glass House.

The Friends of the Chinese Scholars Garden provides continuing support in the maintenance of the New York Chinese Scholars Garden.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3512

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab5728d10d03.jpg Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/nature-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/nature-workshop Date: April 7, 2018

Join the Urban Park Rangers for Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on porject, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies provided.

Please note: Registration is required. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on Wednesday, March 28.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3543

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9f02ac1d3b6.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Terrarium Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/terrarium-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/terrarium-workshop Date: April 7, 2018

Design and plant a fanciful miniature landscape in a glass container with a selection of diminutive plants, perfect for home or office. Terrarium enthusiast and Wave Hill Gardener Albert Cabrera provides plants, materials and personal assistance in this popular annual workshop.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6bd7eccfb0.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[East 43rd Street Community Garden Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/garden-opening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/garden-opening Date: April 7, 2018

Join East 43rd Street Community Garden for their 2018 Garden Opening. The garden is 4000 square feet and features a dozen raised beds, a children's section, picnic tables, and garden benches. The garden is recruiting young people, adults and senior adults to maintain a place where our community grows food and relationships.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (516) 982-1801

Location: E. 43rd Street Block Association Community Garden Garden

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2018-04-07 2018-04-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.62851500000000000, -73.93439500000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac691877024a.png Fri, 06 Apr 2018 15:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Old Croton Aqueduct]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/historic-new-york-old-croton-aqueduct http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/historic-new-york-old-croton-aqueduct Date: April 7, 2018

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.

During New York's early years, clean water was paramount to the success of our great metropolis. The Croton Aqueduct brought the water we needed to combat the cholera epidemic of the 1830s.

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) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.90226414572500000, -73.86836934089700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9f01e5841d7.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Local History: Stories behind the Street Names]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/local-history-stories-behind-the-street-names http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/local-history-stories-behind-the-street-names Date: April 7, 2018

Richard Simpson, historian and tour guide of Moravian Cemetery, lectures about the Greenbelt neighborhood’s local history. His talk includes biographical information for people who have towns, streets, schools, and parks named for them.

Ages 12+

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a998e6cbe119.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Seashore Nature Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/natures-workshop-seashore-nature-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/natures-workshop-seashore-nature-art Date: April 7, 2018

Join the Urban Park Rangers the Nature's Workshop series. Each program in this series explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity.

All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The Little Red Lighthouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/historic-new-york-the-little-red-lighthouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/historic-new-york-the-little-red-lighthouse Date: April 7, 2018

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

The Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse, erected in 1880 and moved to its current site in 1921, has become widely known as the children's literary landmark "The Little Red Lighthouse". Join us as we explore this unique landmark.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Plaza Lafayette

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2018-04-07 2018-04-07 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85169982910156000, -73.94180297851562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9d6f5307b34.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Rainbow Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/its-my-park-at-rainbow-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/its-my-park-at-rainbow-playground Date: April 7, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with PC Relationship to beautify Rainbow Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 972-1721

Location: Rainbow Playground

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B265 Rainbow Playground 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64055758465000000, -74.01117895632000000 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark - Hike and Paint]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/arts-culture-fun-make-your-markhike-and-paint http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/arts-culture-fun-make-your-markhike-and-paint Date: April 7, 2018

Take a short hike with a Ranger and collect natural objects of interest. Once we have our bounty we will meet with a trained artist in watercolors and we'll put those discoveries on paper turning nature into art. To register, visit the Ranger Registration page. Registration will begin March 28 and end March 31.

  • 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Hike from the Blue Herron Nature Center along the Green Trail
  • 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Watercolor painting class at the Blue Heron Nature Center

Art supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome.

Ashton Agbomenou is a freelance painter and filmmaker with a BFA degree from Rhode Island School of Design. Born and raised in Harlem, New York, he studied classical painting at the High School of Art & Design and the Art Students League of New York.


This event is offered in partnership with the Art Students League of New York.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a90710d263de.jpg Fri, 06 Apr 2018 13:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: April 7, 2018

Explore Union Square Park on the Union Square Partnership's free walking tour Union Square: The Crossroads of New York. Join us for this engaging tour led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours to discover the social and political history of the neighborhood, all of Union Square’s famed monuments and buildings surrounding the park, and the people and events that shaped this vibrant community to what it is today.

Tours are FREE and held every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Meet in front of the Barnes & Noble at 33 East 17th Street.

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.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Barnes & Noble

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2018-04-07 2018-04-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73702140000000000, -73.98960260000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa050ac64ffa.png Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour: Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/gallery-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/gallery-tour1 Date: April 7, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow. Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat features artworks that delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the role birds play in propagating plants to changes in how natural and built environments affect migration patterns.

Artists working in photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Proseck, Jenna Spevek and Fred Tomaselli. In the Sunroom Project Space, Adrienne Elise Tarver builds tactile plant sculptures that create an immersive, sheltering landscape.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6be175fcdf.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 7, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-07 2018-04-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Watercolor Workshop I: Flowering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/spring-watercolor-workshop-i-flowering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/07/spring-watercolor-workshop-i-flowering-trees Date: April 7, 2018

In this seasonal series of classes, learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors with artist Chemin Hsiao. This class will go out into the garden and use flowering trees like crabapples, witch hazel, and quince as inspiration. Recommended for adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by participating adult)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718.886.3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-04-07 2018-04-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a834a48d849d.jpg Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Opening Weekend in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/opening-weekend-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/opening-weekend-in-prospect-park Date: April 8, 2018

Prospect Park Alliance kicks off the start of spring with a full weekend of special events and activities! Enjoy an Opening Day Parade and Fair, an 1860s-style ballgame, a campfire conversation, scavenger hunt, Smorgasburg Prospect Park, and more!

RSVP to let us know you are coming!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-04-08 2018-04-08 9:00 am 6:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab3f2ab3c752.JPG Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fort Independence Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/its-my-park-at-fort-independence-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/its-my-park-at-fort-independence-playground Date: April 8, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Jerome Park Friends and Neighbors to do some horticulture and spring cleaning at Fort Independence Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 841-6032

Location: Park House (in Fort Independence Playground)

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X020 Fort Independence Playground 2018-04-08 2018-04-08 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88128663866900000, -73.89645887766800000 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/spring-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/spring-birding Date: April 8, 2018

Welcome migratory birds back to Wave Hill this spring. Explore the gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow on a quest to spot both resident and rare birds as they pass through on their northern journey or settle down for the season.

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: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-08 2018-04-08 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6bec98fc85.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Rock with the Rock Pigeons]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/family-art-project-rock-with-the-rock-pigeons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/family-art-project-rock-with-the-rock-pigeons Date: April 8, 2018

Nature is everywhere, as evidenced by New York City’s most prevalent bird, the rock pigeon. Learn how pigeons have made urban centers home and helped humans by carrying secret messages. Costume yourself in handmade, fabric feathers to make silvery wings. Then join your flock for a rockin’ pigeon sing-along with special guest guitarist Todd Falberg and storyteller Rama Mandel.

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 2018-04-08 2018-04-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6bfdf8046d.jpg Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Albemarle Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/its-my-park-at-albemarle-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/its-my-park-at-albemarle-playground Date: April 8, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with The Singing Winds at Albemarle Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 564--5983

Location: Children's playground (in Albemarle Playground)

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B297 Albemarle Playground 2018-04-08 2018-04-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.64594894251200000, -73.98044824600200000 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day Date: April 8, 2018

Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, once a month under the supervision of NYC Parks.

All tools and instructions are provided, just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden.

Closed-toed shoes are required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVP by emailing John.Kelly@parks.nyc.gov and write "Volunteer" in the subject line.

Groups must RSVP by at least 14 days in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2018-04-08 2018-04-08 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7cb441620f7.JPG Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights Date: April 8, 2018

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2018-04-08 2018-04-08 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: April 8, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-08 2018-04-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/storytime-craft Date: April 8, 2018

Bring your little nature lovers to QBG to hear seasonally-inspired stories that will open their imaginations to the different natural worlds found at QBG; followed by a botanically themed craft activity. Recommended for ages 10 and under (accompanied by adult).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718.886.3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-04-08 2018-04-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a834eaa9a129.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: April 8, 2018

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 972-1721

Location: Leif Ericson Park Comfort Station (in Leif Ericson Park)

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2018-04-08 2018-04-08 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63167225669400000, -74.01325619220700000 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: High Rock Park/Gretta Moulton Trail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/trail-of-the-month-high-rock-parkgretta-moulton-trail http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/trail-of-the-month-high-rock-parkgretta-moulton-trail Date: April 8, 2018

Experience the height of the spring migration while visiting the unique ecosystems of High Rock Park and the Gretta Moulton trail.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: ((718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2018-04-08 2018-04-08 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/birding-hawk-watch Date: April 8, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

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

Please note: Lottery registration begins on Wednesday, March 28. To sign up, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers.

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 2018-04-08 2018-04-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aabe9b9565a7.jpg Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/hike-the-vanderbilt-motor-parkway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/hike-the-vanderbilt-motor-parkway Date: April 8, 2018

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 Rangers 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: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2018-04-08 2018-04-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.73752975463900000, -73.76780700683600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9f0cb808a56.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 16:14:26 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour Date: April 8, 2018

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, the second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more.

Tours take place on the second Sunday of each month through November. Our one-hour tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m.* Meet us at the Unisphere!

*11:00 a.m. only on April 8.

No registration is required. First-come, first-served. Weather permitting.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-04-08 2018-04-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/smorgasburg-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/smorgasburg-prospect-park Date: April 8, 2018

Smorgasburg, the celebrated open-air food fair presented by Brooklyn Flea in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, returns to Prospect Park this spring! On Sundays from April through October, over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather on Breeze Hill to offer a range of cuisines.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Breeze Hill (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-04-08 2018-04-08 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.65892477964400000, -73.96616744995100000 Wed, 13 Jun 2018 17:59:44 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho (Second Sunday of Every Month)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho-second-sunday-of-every-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho-second-sunday-of-every-month Date: April 8, 2018

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!

Tour is one hour and begins promptly at 12:30 p.m.
Promenaders will return to the Museum in time to take the 2:00 p.m. Guided Tour if they wish.
Upcoming walking tours: May 13, June 10, July 8.

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 2018-04-08 2018-04-08 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/seasonal-garden-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/seasonal-garden-tours Date: April 8, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718.886.3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-04-08 2018-04-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7cb07046af7.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: April 8, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-04-08 2018-04-08 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:46 EST
<![CDATA[Heather Garden History and Billings Mansion Remnants Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/heather-garden-history-and-billings-mansion-remnants-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/heather-garden-history-and-billings-mansion-remnants-tour Date: April 8, 2018

Join a walking tour of the Heather Garden and former Billings Estate in Fort Tryon Park with local historian Robin Boomer.

Experience the beauty of the diverse flowers, trees, shrubs, and breathtaking views of the majestic Palisades and Hudson River. Discover the historic remnants of the C.K.G. Billings Estate, and learn about the garden’s history and how it compares to the original 1935 Olmsted brothers’ design.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-04-08 2018-04-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a79e258a2f72.jpg Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/family-nature-walk Date: April 8, 2018

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands.

Registration not required. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-08 2018-04-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6c0633d6da.jpg Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Red Hook Waterfront]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/historic-new-york-red-hook-waterfront http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/historic-new-york-red-hook-waterfront Date: April 8, 2018

Discover the history of Red Hook, Brooklyn, a maritime neighborhood with a storied history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Ferris Street and Coffey Street (in Valentino Pier)

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B418 Valentino Pier 2018-04-08 2018-04-08 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.67813147309900000, -74.01699399948100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9f0d1aacade.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Animal of the Month Club: Northern Gannet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/animal-of-the-month-club-northern-gannet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/animal-of-the-month-club-northern-gannet Date: April 8, 2018

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer programs throughout the year focusing on unique wildlife viewing during particular seasons.

Join our park rangers at Ocean Breeze for a chance to view and learn more about Northern Gannets, a little known resident species of Staten Island.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Ocean Breeze Pier, Seaview Avenue and Father Capodanno Boulevard (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2018-04-08 2018-04-08 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.57920074462890600, -74.07759857177734000 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Newt and Salamander Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/newt-and-salamander-monitoring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/newt-and-salamander-monitoring Date: April 8, 2018

Discover the important role salamanders play in an ecosystem. We will identify, track, and document the unique salamander species that call our Central Greenbelt forest home.

Suitable for ages 8+.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2018-04-08 2018-04-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a999284e9970.jpg Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 8, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide 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 2018-04-08 2018-04-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9dc0df7423d.jpg Fri, 09 Mar 2018 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: April 8, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-08 2018-04-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/08/nocturnal-wildlife Date: April 8, 2018

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 an Urban Park Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1444

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-08 2018-04-08 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.78204864909800000, -73.97171306610100000 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Natural Impact]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/09/exhibition-natural-impact http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/09/exhibition-natural-impact Date: April 9, 2018

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-09 2018-04-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ed9a8aacea.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: April 9, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-04-09 2018-04-09 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/09/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/09/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: April 9, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-09 2018-04-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/09/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/09/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: April 9, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-09 2018-04-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Breukelen Ballfields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/09/its-my-park-at-breukelen-ballfields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/09/its-my-park-at-breukelen-ballfields Date: April 9, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with ARC NY to beautify Breukelen Ballfields. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Breukelen Playground (in Breukelen Ballfields)

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B247 Breukelen Ballfields 2018-04-09 2018-04-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65341126798600000, -73.89397515888100000 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 17:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/09/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: April 9, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-09 2018-04-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: April 9, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-04-09 2018-04-09 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/09/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/09/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic Date: April 9, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2018-04-09 2018-04-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/09/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/09/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: April 9, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-04-09 2018-04-09 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe6bd8596.jpg Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/09/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 9, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-09 2018-04-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: April 9, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-04-09 2018-04-09 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Workshop for Park Groups: Learn How to Use Social Media Effectively]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/09/workshop-for-park-groups-learn-how-to-use-social-media-effectively http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/09/workshop-for-park-groups-learn-how-to-use-social-media-effectively Date: April 9, 2018

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

Upcoming Workshop: What's Your Strategy? Social Media For Success
Do you want to get more people involved in your park? Social media platforms can be valuable tools for reaching your community! At this workshop, learn how your group can use different social media platforms to effectively raise awareness, relay information, and attract volunteers. Get updated with the latest online strategies from our expert speakers, and hear best practices from community group leaders that use social media for success.

At this interactive workshop you will:

  • Discover which online platform is best suited for your message and audience
  • Hear social media tips from experienced park group leaders
  • Practice crafting an engaging post on each platform

Featured speakers include:

  • Anne LaFond, Art Director, Partnerships for Parks

Anne LaFond has worked with community park group leaders designing websites for over five years. She has expertise in how groups can maximize their online presence and use the internet effectively to increase membership, raise money, get attention from press, and communicate with their community.

Come to this workshop and explore how your digital presence can support the work you’re already doing.

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

Please note: You can register to attend here.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Southbridge Towers

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2018-04-09 2018-04-09 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.70918962946200000, -74.00344614152500000 Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: April 10, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-04-10 2018-04-10 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic Date: April 10, 2018

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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B245 St. John's Recreation Center 2018-04-10 2018-04-10 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbdc2a4dee.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Natural Impact]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/exhibition-natural-impact http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/exhibition-natural-impact Date: April 10, 2018

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-10 2018-04-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ed9a8aacea.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[The Bronx-La Villette Exhibition: Matteo Pellegrinuzzi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/the-bronxla-villette-matteo-pellegrinuzzi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/the-bronxla-villette-matteo-pellegrinuzzi Date: April 10, 2018

The Bronx and La Villette are two very similar areas in the cities of New York City and Paris. Considered for a long time as dangerous areas, they are becoming very fashionable neighborhoods, where artists and families live. Their configuration has changed so much that now the two neighborhoods are literally the opposite of what they used to be.

The aim of the project The Bronx - La Villette is to give value to the work that has gone into these areas, in spite of the misconceptions people may have about them, and to highlight the diversity of these neighborhoods by showing everyday people from a local’s perspective.

Matteo Pellegrinuzzi is a photographer/cinematographer. He has been living in Paris for the past ten years, working between Paris and Italy on social issues. He studied the History of Cinema at the University of Pavia in Italy. Mr. Pellegrinuzzi has contributed to the making of many movies as a camera man and cinematographer since 2005, but photography is still his first love. His visit to the Bronx inspired this exhibition.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-04-10 2018-04-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab55c5138eac.jpg Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Up-cycle to Art-Decorative Arts: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/upcycle-to-artdecorative-arts-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/upcycle-to-artdecorative-arts-adults Date: April 10, 2018

Participants will bring their recyclable items to upcycle to art using various mediums to achieve a decorative affect. Please be aware a piece may take a few weeks to complete. Participants should bring an item they wish to work on (bottles, boxes, cans, containers, plastic, wood, carton). No soft plastics that crush or easily bend. Participants may take inspiration from the season or from art. Facilitator offers prompts, while allowing for individual expression.

April: Rain in a Bottle
May: Boxes and Things
June: Rock and Roll Diorama

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-04-10 2018-04-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Workshop Series Begins: Photographing Local LandscapesWoodlawn Cemetery, Untermyer Gardens and Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/art-workshop-series-begins-photographing-local-landscapeswoodlawn-cemetery-untermyer-gardens-and-van-cortlandt-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/art-workshop-series-begins-photographing-local-landscapeswoodlawn-cemetery-untermyer-gardens-and-van-cortlandt-park1 Date: April 10, 2018

Using the camera lens and the naked eye, explore three of the area’s most intriguing outdoor spaces with nature photographer Benjamin Swett. All-day workshops include tours and photography sessions each morning and afternoon reviews back at Wave Hill.

All levels welcome. Carpooling is encouraged; limited transportation between Wave Hill and the offsite locations available upon request.

Bring a brown bag lunch or order from The Café at Wave Hill. This three-session series continues April 17 and 24.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-10 2018-04-10 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aac152cb06cc.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic Date: April 10, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-10 2018-04-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic2 Date: April 10, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2018-04-10 2018-04-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: April 10, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-10 2018-04-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic Date: April 10, 2018

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2018-04-10 2018-04-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: April 10, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-10 2018-04-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 10, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide 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 2018-04-10 2018-04-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9dc21fc4d41.jpg Fri, 09 Mar 2018 14:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/communication-and-soacialization http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/communication-and-soacialization Date: April 10, 2018

An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.

Staff and family members of individuals with intellectual disabilities are welcome, as well as college students interested in a career in the field

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-04-10 2018-04-10 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:48 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: April 10, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-10 2018-04-10 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe6bd8596.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic1 Date: April 10, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B210W John J Carty Park 2018-04-10 2018-04-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Swimming Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic Date: April 10, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2018-04-10 2018-04-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.71509933471680000, -73.96050262451172000 Fri, 09 Mar 2018 16:44:59 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic Date: April 10, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B210W John J Carty Park 2018-04-10 2018-04-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour: Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/gallery-tour Date: April 10, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow. Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat features artworks that delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the role birds play in propagating plants to changes in how natural and built environments affect migration patterns.

Artists working in photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Proseck, Jenna Spevek and Fred Tomaselli. In the Sunroom Project Space, Adrienne Elise Tarver builds tactile plant sculptures that create an immersive, sheltering landscape.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-10 2018-04-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6be175fcdf.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 10, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-10 2018-04-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art Date: April 10, 2018

Kids create adorable miniature art as gifts for others, or to keep. Parents and kids may participate together.

April: Rain Diorama
May: Painted Pasta Necklace or Bracelet Pendent
June: Plastic Container Maracas

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-04-10 2018-04-10 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:44:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Happy Hydration with Your Hydrant]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/happy-hydration-with-your-hydrant http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/happy-hydration-with-your-hydrant Date: April 10, 2018

Please note: Hydrant wrenches and caps will be available for gardeners who bring their DEP hydrant permit to the workshop!

Learn the ins and outs of connecting a garden hose to your fire hydrant, including proper permitting and water saving tips. Check out this helpful video from 6BC Botanical Garden for a preview!

Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: 6BC Botanical Garden

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2018-04-10 2018-04-10 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.72376720000000000, -73.98052780000000000 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 09:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/stargazing Date: April 10, 2018

Head to the High Line each Tuesday night for a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.

Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 3, and Tuesday, October 30.

In the event of rain, Stargazing on the High Line will be cancelled. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by 3pm.

Partners
Stargazing at the High Line is presented by Friends of the High Line in partnership with the Amateur Astronomers Association.

Support
High Line Programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212)206-9922

Location: On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-04-10 2018-04-10 6:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.74177862855900000, -74.00772690773000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5abe4da6c8e7d.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:14:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: April 10, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2018-04-10 2018-04-10 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/10/wheelchair-basketball Date: April 10, 2018

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-04-10 2018-04-10 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0f6cadfa8b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[The Bronx-La Villette Exhibition: Matteo Pellegrinuzzi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/11/the-bronxla-villette-matteo-pellegrinuzzi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/11/the-bronxla-villette-matteo-pellegrinuzzi Date: April 11, 2018

The Bronx and La Villette are two very similar areas in the cities of New York City and Paris. Considered for a long time as dangerous areas, they are becoming very fashionable neighborhoods, where artists and families live. Their configuration has changed so much that now the two neighborhoods are literally the opposite of what they used to be.

The aim of the project The Bronx - La Villette is to give value to the work that has gone into these areas, in spite of the misconceptions people may have about them, and to highlight the diversity of these neighborhoods by showing everyday people from a local’s perspective.

Matteo Pellegrinuzzi is a photographer/cinematographer. He has been living in Paris for the past ten years, working between Paris and Italy on social issues. He studied the History of Cinema at the University of Pavia in Italy. Mr. Pellegrinuzzi has contributed to the making of many movies as a camera man and cinematographer since 2005, but photography is still his first love. His visit to the Bronx inspired this exhibition.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-04-11 2018-04-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab55c5138eac.jpg Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:49 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/11/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/11/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic3 Date: April 11, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2018-04-11 2018-04-11 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.71509933471680000, -73.96050262451172000 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:30:08 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Natural Impact]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/11/exhibition-natural-impact http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/11/exhibition-natural-impact Date: April 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-11 2018-04-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ed9a8aacea.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/11/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/11/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic1 Date: April 11, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2018-04-11 2018-04-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:06 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/11/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/11/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: April 11, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-11 2018-04-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/11/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/11/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: April 11, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-11 2018-04-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/11/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: April 11, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-11 2018-04-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Public Theater Mobile Unit presents Henry V]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/11/arts-culture-fun-public-theater-presents-henry-v http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/11/arts-culture-fun-public-theater-presents-henry-v Date: April 11, 2018

Obie Award-winning director Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, The Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2)) brings a warring King and his band of brothers to communities all across New York with Mobile Unit’s spring production of Henry V.

Insulted by the regent of France, Britain’s King Henry V decides to wage war and claim the throne across the Channel. But Henry’s charm only distracts the soldiers for so long before the dire stakes of their task call into question the King’s true motives and direction. Resonating across the centuries—wherever there may be a kingdom for a stage, and royalty to act—Shakespeare’s drama about invasion, ego and leadership, delves into history’s thorniest questions: What makes a person worthy of wearing the crown, and what do they owe the people they lead?

Seating is limited so please RSVP to vivian.jett@parks.nyc.gov.

About the PublicTheater Mobile Unit

The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit is a reinvention of Joseph Papp’s “Mobile Theater,” which began in 1957. Papp’s original touring company evolved into the New York Shakespeare Festival, and ultimately became The Public Theater. All of it was built on a simple idea: Culture belongs to everyone.

This idea remains at the heart of The Public Theater’s work to this day. And our Mobile Unit still takes this mission out to the communities across New York City, providing free performances to all. The Mobile Unit presents free Shakespeare to prisons, homeless shelters, and community centers throughout New York’s boroughs. Over the years, the Mobile Unit has served thousands of audiences with critically acclaimed productions. In addition to the community tour, each Mobile Unit show “sits down” at The Public Theater’s Astor Place home to perform for Public audiences and community organizations from all over the city.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/11/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/11/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic2 Date: April 11, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/11/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/11/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 Date: April 11, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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<![CDATA[Adults Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/11/adults-le-petit-delicate-paper-art-mini-dioramas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/11/adults-le-petit-delicate-paper-art-mini-dioramas Date: April 11, 2018

Adults will create mini dioramas, delicate miniature paper cuttings-to-art card editions and originals (ACEO), and cardboard art. Participants will learn how to create miniature pieces. They will learn miniature pieces can be quite detailed and take time to create.

Participants are encouraged to take their time and concentrate on creating a fully-developed piece.

April: Delicate Paper Cutting
May: ACEO Cardboard Art (Florals, Still Life, Landscape) Mix Media
June: Rockin' Art Painted Rocks

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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