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 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:01:31 GMT <![CDATA[Jones Woods Park Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/0519-jones-woods-park-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/0519-jones-woods-park-forest-restoration Date: May 19, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect natural areas in Jones Woods Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help protect forested areas in Jones Woods and create a healthier ecosystem.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle to this event.

Please note: Registration for this event is full. You can sign up for the waitlist. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Franklin Avenue and Arnold Street (in Jones Woods Park)

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R048 Jones Woods Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63850021362305000, -74.09079742431640000 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:14:46 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Nicholas Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-st-nicholas-park Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Central Harlem Neighbors to clean-up and improve areas of St. Nicholas Park in need of some extra love and care. Join neighbors and friends to build community and to help improve the park. Children are welcome! We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: W. 141st Street and St. Nicholas Avenue entrance (in St. Nicholas Park)

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.82113392339000000, -73.94633674621600000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:59:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Seward Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-seward-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-seward-park Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Seward Park Conservancy to clean and plant flowers at Seward Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 917-841-7224

Location: Seward Park Park House (in Seward Park)

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M082 Seward Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.71469200500700000, -73.98906803131100000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:59:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Stuyvesant Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-stuyvesant-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-stuyvesant-square Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association to clean and plant flowers at Stuyvesant Square. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peter Stuyvesant Statue (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.73378618350900000, -73.98422622680600000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:59:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Riverside Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-riverside-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-riverside-oval Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Riverside Oval Association to do some general clean up and planting. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Riverside Oval Greenstreet

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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 9:30 am 1:30 pm 40.83440017700195000, -73.94770050048828000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:59:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/learn-to-ride2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/learn-to-ride2 Date: May 19, 2018

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free, fun event!

Show your child, 5 years of age or older, how to ride a 2-wheeler using the "balance first" method.

Please pre-register at https://www.bike.nyc/education/programs/learn-to-ride-kids/. For more information, please visit nyc.gov/parks or bikenewyork.org or call 311.

For accessibility information, contact Gustan O'Neal three days before the event at 718-430-4696.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-430-4696

Location: Shoelace Park

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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.88230133056640600, -73.86710357666016000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Bird Calls Mural]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/family-art-project-bird-calls-mural http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/family-art-project-bird-calls-mural Date: May 19, 2018

Join returning visiting artist Virva Hinnemo to construct and paint a collaborative mural with sculptural branches—a forest mural that will be animated with bird calls! Make your own individual, lightweight, cardboard bird that will flutter into the mural or hover on sticks on the ceiling.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4a8670027f.jpg Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Vartan Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-st-vartan-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-st-vartan-park Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, help us bring in spring with the Friends of St. Vartan Park by planting flowers and cleaning up St. Vartan Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Vartan Park Garden Area (in St. Vartan Park)

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M076 St. Vartan Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74477704184700000, -73.97286731004700000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:29:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Washington Market Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-washington-market-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-washington-market-park Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with The Friends of Washington Market Park to plant flowers and beautify Washington Market Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Market Park Community Garden (in Washington Market Park)

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M308 Washington Market Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.71738284885400000, -74.01138210296600000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:44:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at J. Hood Wright Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-j-hood-wright-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-j-hood-wright-park Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of J Hood Wright to do a general clean up and planting at J. Hood Wright Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 656-9721

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:29:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Joseph C. Sauer Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-joseph-c-sauer-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-joseph-c-sauer-park Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with local community members to paint, clean, and plant in Joseph C. Sauer Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sauer Park (in Joseph C. Sauer Park)

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M113 Joseph C. Sauer Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.72819900512695000, -73.97969818115234000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:29:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry M. Jackson Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-henry-m-jackson-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-henry-m-jackson-playground Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of 12 Park to plant and clean at Henry M. Jackson Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Henry M. Jackson Playground

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M228 Henry M. Jackson Playground 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71412561135200000, -73.98134132520100000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:14:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at South Oxford Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-south-oxford-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-south-oxford-park Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of South Oxford Park to beautify at South Oxford Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 402-0198

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.68360137939453000, -73.97239685058594000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:29:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Graniteville Quarry Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-graniteville-quarry-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-graniteville-quarry-park Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Graniteville Quarry to clean and clear overgrowth at Graniteville Quarry Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Forest Avenue Park Entrance (in Graniteville Quarry Park)

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R150 Graniteville Quarry Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.62559890747100000, -74.15390014648400000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:59:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Red Hook Recreation Area]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area Date: May 19, 2018

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 204-9514

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:29:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sutton Place Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-sutton-place-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-sutton-place-park Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Sutton Place Parks Conservancy to clean and plant flowers at Sutton Place Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-832-3843

Location: Entrance at East 54th Street and Sutton Place (in Sutton Parks)

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M108P Sutton Parks 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.75540161132800000, -73.96209716796900000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:44:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Marcus Garvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-marcus-garvey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-marcus-garvey-park Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Marcus Garvey Park Alliance to plant flowers and beautify Marcus Garvey Park. Volunteers will meet at the park in the morning and will be joined by artist Jorge Luis Rodriguez around lunch time who will conduct an artist guided tour over to Harlem Art Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park and exploring Marcus Garvey Park and Harlem Art Park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 917-797-9938

Location: Marcus Garvey Park Pool House (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.80542577043900000, -73.94341778755200000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:29:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at A Philip Randolph Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-a-philip-randolph-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-a-philip-randolph-square Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of A. Philip Randolph Square to plant flowers, clean, and beautify A. Philip Randolph Square. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: A. Philip Randolph Square (in A Philip Randolph Square)

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M021 A Philip Randolph Square 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.80385777751600000, -73.95247643881600000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:59:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at James Weldon Johnson Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-james-weldon-johnson-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-james-weldon-johnson-playground Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with East Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center to do a general clean up at James Weldon Johnson Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 646-385-6037

Location: James Weldon Johnson Playground

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M111 James Weldon Johnson Playground 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.79719924926758000, -73.94180297851562000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:29:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-silver-lake-park Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Silver Lake Park Conservancy as they clean and beautify Silver Lake Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 561-6831

Location: Volunteer Meeting Location (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.62715524114100000, -74.09199488163000000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:29:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-vincent-f-albano-jr-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-vincent-f-albano-jr-playground Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Albano Park to clean and plant flowers at Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 2nd Avenue and 29th Street (in Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground)

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M265 Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.74160003662100000, -73.97820281982400000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:44:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Edgecombe Avenue Street Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-edgecombe-avenue-street-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-edgecombe-avenue-street-trees Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Security 5 Block Association to plant flowers, clean-up the tree pits, and paint benches and garden rails. We look forward to cleaning up the tree pits with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 291 Edgecombe Avenue

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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.82487230959700000, -73.94297544781600000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:59:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crabs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/horseshoe-crabs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/horseshoe-crabs Date: May 19, 2018

The horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) has been around since before the dinosaurs, roughly 1.2 billion years. Every May and June, horseshoe crabs emerge from the Atlantic Ocean onto the beaches of Brooklyn. Learn more about this "living fossil".

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Plumb Beach Parking Lot

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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.58354531960800000, -73.92113113403300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac3da5538d9e.jpg Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up Zumba with Pascal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal Date: May 19, 2018

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[It’s My Park Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-day Date: May 19, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance and REI to care for your Park!

Volunteer during It’s My Park Day, and participate in a citywide effort to care for our greenspaces. Here at Prospect Park we'll focus our efforts on Lookout Hill with some cleaning, path maintenance, and woodland restoration.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information. Want to bring a volunteer group? Please complete our Group Inquiry Form.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lookout Hill (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65790176391601600, -73.97109985351562000 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Restoration Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/forest-restoration-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/forest-restoration-volunteer-days Date: May 19, 2018

Work together with The Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy and NYC Parks staff to help restore Van Cortlandt Park's forests.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Dogs in Parks: Town Hall - Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/dogs-in-parks-town-hall-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/dogs-in-parks-town-hall-bronx Date: May 19, 2018

Join NYC Parks and representatives from volunteer dog groups across NYC to learn more about dogs in parks! Come hear more about the current state of our dog runs, learn community engagement strategies for your local park, and share your opinions about a range of topics important to City dog owners.

The program will begin at 10:00 a.m. and is expected to last until 1:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

While we love our four-legged friends, this event is dog-free.

We are hosting separate forums in Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and The Bronx. Participants from Staten Island are encouraged to attend the event in Brooklyn on April 21. Please visit Dogs in Parks: Town Hall for a full listing of dates and locations.

RSVP here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-2778

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a98675d2f656.jpg Thu, 01 Mar 2018 16:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Bartow's Literary Elevenses Book Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/bartows-literary-elevenses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/bartows-literary-elevenses Date: May 19, 2018

Join Museum Guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar as they lead a historical-fiction book club where literature and tea blend for a savory adventure.

Contact Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum for the current book being explored. Tea and light refreshments will be served; please bring a sweet or savory snack for the group to enjoy! Come be a part of the fun.

Registration is requested.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7dca2bd66e3.jpg Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Community Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/community-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/community-volunteer-day Date: May 19, 2018

Roll up your sleeves and keep Queens Botanical Garden clean and green! Led by QBG staff, volunteers will participate in a variety of gardening activities.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Refreshments will be served.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c8b6777ed6.JPG Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fun with Fungi: Mycoculture Using Compost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/fun-with-fungi-mycoculture-using-compost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/fun-with-fungi-mycoculture-using-compost Date: May 19, 2018

Discover the wonders of the fungal kingdom! Learn about the basics of fungal biology and the role of fungi as decomposers. Participants will then learn how compost may be applied as a substrate to cultivate beneficial fungi. Finally, participants will be guided in assembling their own coffee-and-cardboard mushroom starter kit to take home.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 500

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c88d8ad4bb.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/summer-on-the-hudson-butt-gut Date: May 19, 2018

Veteran Donald Calliste leads you to tone and define your core, lower back, and glutes with cardio exercises that keep your heart rate up and fat burning.

Please bring a mat.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da35ed128f.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:59:21 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Marcus Garvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-marcus-garvey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-marcus-garvey-park Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association to plant flowers, clean up, and beautify Marcus Garvey Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:30 am 1:30 pm 40.80488245516300000, -73.94440275430700000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:44:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at First Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-first-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-first-park Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with First Street Block Association to clean and plant flowers at First Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: First Park Handball Court Entrance (in First Park)

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M124 First Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.72343749088100000, -73.98958626389500000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:44:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/learn-to-ride1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/learn-to-ride1 Date: May 19, 2018

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free, fun event!

Show your child, 5 years of age or older, how to ride a 2-wheeler using the "balance first" method.

Please pre-register at https://www.bike.nyc/education/programs/learn-to-ride-kids/. For more information, please visit nyc.gov/parks or bikenewyork.org or call 311.

For accessibility information, contact Richard Costello three days before the event at 718-816-6172.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-6172

Location: Midland Beach Parking Lot (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.57310104370117000, -74.08769989013672000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/learn-to-ride3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/learn-to-ride3 Date: May 19, 2018

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free, fun event!

Show your child, 5 years of age or older, how to ride a 2-wheeler using the "balance first" method.

Please pre-register at https://www.bike.nyc/education/programs/learn-to-ride-kids/. For more information, please visit nyc.gov/parks or bikenewyork.org or call 311.

For accessibility information, contact Sandy Requeno three days before the event at 212-408-0296.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-408-0296

Location: Samuel Seabury Playground

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M236 Samuel Seabury Playground 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.78540039062500000, -73.95079803466797000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 19, 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 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd471e760f.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Birdy Basecamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/birdy-basecamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/birdy-basecamp Date: May 19, 2018

Drop by Birdy Basecamp to chat with local naturalists and bird experts from NYC Audubon. See nests, eggs, feathers and other avian objects. View the Birdy Family Album and find out which birds call the Bronx home. All ages are welcome.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4a8f28234b.jpg Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at New Dorp Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Kivlehan Park, Inc. to clean and maintain the Sandy Memorial Garden at New Dorp Beach Park. Volunteers will also assist with a litter patrol throughout the park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Parking Lot at Topping Street (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.56221980309400000, -74.09961903095200000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:59:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Carmansville Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-carmansville-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-carmansville-playground Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Carmansville Playground to plant flowers and beautify Carmansville Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the playground with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carmansville Playground (in Carmansville Park)

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M018 Carmansville Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82919627410000000, -73.94424778640000000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:44:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at West 132nd Street Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-west-132nd-street-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-west-132nd-street-trees Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Neighbors United of West 132nd Street Block Association/NUW to plant flowers, clean, and beautify the street trees pits. We look forward to caring for the street tree pits with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 132nd Block Association

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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.81383751985200000, -73.94634654232800000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:59:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Jacob H. Schiff Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-jacob-h-schiff-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-jacob-h-schiff-playground Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Jacob H. Schiff Playground Neighborhood Association to beautify and clean up Jacob H. Schiff Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the playground with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Amsterdam Avenue and 137th Street

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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.82013085356300000, -73.95132332487000000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:59:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Thomas Jefferson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-thomas-jefferson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-thomas-jefferson-park Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with community support group Building Super Moms for Breastfeeding from the East Harlem Health Action Center to do some planting at Thomas Jefferson Park. We look forward to cleaning the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Thomas Jefferson Park Playground (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.79351883567600000, -73.93455421924600000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:59:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Hoover - Manton Playgrounds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-hoover-manton-playgrounds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-hoover-manton-playgrounds Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Briarwood Action Network to do a cleanup at Hoover - Manton Playgrounds. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 676-8740

Location: Hoover Playground (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds)

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Q220G Hoover - Manton Playgrounds 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.71210098266601600, -73.82170104980469000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:44:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sherman Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-sherman-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-sherman-creek Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Sherman Creek to do some general clean up and planting at Sherman Creek. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 536-1275

Location: 203rd Street and 9th Avenue Entrance (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.86109924316400000, -73.91899871826200000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:59:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Harlem Art Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-harlem-art-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-harlem-art-park Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Art Park Alliance to do a general clean up and planting at Harlem Art Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Harlem Art Park

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M166 Harlem Art Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.80099868774414000, -73.93879699707031000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:44:25 EDT
<![CDATA[The New York City Naturalist Club: Urban Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-urban-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-urban-wildlife Date: May 19, 2018

Get to know your neighbors! New York has a reputation as a concrete jungle, but thousands of animal species can be found in our parks. Join the Urban Park Rangers as they guide you to just a few of the many birds, reptiles, and mammals that call New York City home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1444

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac3daac3f2d1.jpg Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island BioBlitz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/staten-island-bioblitz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/staten-island-bioblitz Date: May 19, 2018

Join the Urban Park Rangers as we walk through Blue Heron Park while researchers from the Staten Island Zoo, The Nature Conservancy, The Greenbelt Conservanc, and local naturalists conduct a BioBlitz, surveying the park’s flora and fauna.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acfa5fc7e114.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Ilka Tanya Payan Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-ilka-tanya-payan-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-ilka-tanya-payan-park Date: May 19, 2018

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Audubon 157 to plant, beautify, and celebrate local artisans at Ilka Tanya Payan Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ilka Tanya Payan Plaza

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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.83380126953125000, -73.94529724121094000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:59:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: May 19, 2018

Join Shape Up NYC's fun Zumba class! Colorful outfits are encouraged!

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy-to-follow dance steps.

Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit. It is an NYC Parks program in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da1a01125a.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Direct Sow and Transplant]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/direct-sow-and-transplant http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/direct-sow-and-transplant Date: May 19, 2018

Want to grow more food in less space? Tired of struggling or having stunted transplants? This workshop will focus on the preparation, seeding, transplanting, and care of plants to maximize production. In partnership with GreenThumb, vegetable seeds will be available to participants to be used in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces while supplies last.

Please note: Pre-registration is required. To register, please email bronxgreenup@nybg.org or call (718) 817-8026.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: River Garden

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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.84154400000000000, -73.87672800000000000 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:44:56 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 19, 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, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour Date: May 19, 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 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 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[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/learn-to-ride Date: May 19, 2018

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free fun event! Show your kids, ages 5 or older, how to ride a two-wheeler.

Please pre-register at bike.nyc/education/classes/learn-to-ride-kids.

For accessibility information, contact Shawn James three days before event at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Horace Harding Playground

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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.73322114775500000, -73.86051463690900000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Photo Hike with Alice Austen House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/photo-hike-with-alice-austen-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/photo-hike-with-alice-austen-house Date: May 19, 2018

Strap on your hiking boots and bring a camera! Join us on a family-friendly nature photowalk led by Staten Island photographer Gail Middleton and a Greenbelt Educator to celebrate a new exhibition featuring early wildlife photographer George Shiras.

Please RSVP to the Staten Island Greenbelt Conservancy by calling (718) 351-3450 or emailing naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a997d4178213.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:29:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/farmhouse-family-day Date: May 19, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/family-day1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/family-day1 Date: May 19, 2018

Join NYC Parks and Council Member I. Daneek Miller for an afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, face painting, a photo booth, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: St Albans Park (in St. Albans Park)

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Q051 St. Albans Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.69309997558594000, -73.77880096435547000 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 13:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 19, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Walk: Plants for Bird-Friendly Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/nature-walk-plants-for-birdfriendly-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/nature-walk-plants-for-birdfriendly-gardens Date: May 19, 2018

Planting a variety of native plants in our gardens, parks, and public spaces can help us restore essential habitat for birds and improve our own local ecosystem. Explore Wave Hill with Tod Winston, Manager of National Audubon’s Plants for Birds program, to see native plants that provide food, cover, and nesting sites for our local avian population.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4aa0691e08.jpg Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: May 19, 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 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 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[Marvelous Mushrooms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/marvelous-mushrooms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/marvelous-mushrooms Date: May 19, 2018

Fungi can be helpful in your garden and delicious in the kitchen. This class offers a peek into the fungi kingdom at large and addresses DIY indoor growing and cultivation methods with the option to transfer your fungi to your outdoor garden. In addition to a demonstration of basic propagation techniques, the class offers resources for finding mushroom materials to work with as you set about on your homegrown mycological pursuits.

Members of registered GreenThumb gardens will receive starter materials for growing mushrooms.

With Jan Mun, Brooklyn College; Gil Lopez, Smiling Hogshead Ranch; GreenThumb

Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Campos Community Garden

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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72719955444300000, -73.97760009765600000 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:44:56 EST
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/family-day Date: May 19, 2018

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for a fun afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, an animal show, transformation face painting with Agostino Arts, a photo booth, music, and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Turtle Playground

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Q357G Turtle Playground 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.74209976196289000, -73.82740020751953000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees Date: May 19, 2018

Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak! Discover how trees - from seeds and leaves to logs - contribute to the health of an urban park woodland community.

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

Details

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Map of start location
Terrain: Uneven, with hills and stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Free. Space is limited, registration required. Families with children ages 5+ only; no groups, please. Please arrive at walk location 15 minutes before the start of the Discovery Walk to allow time for check in and to pick up Discovery Kits.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8204b215bb3.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/wave-hill-history-walk Date: May 19, 2018

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4ab412e5b9.jpg Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Gorman Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-gorman-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-gorman-playground Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with CPrep LLC to do a cleanup at Gorman Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 85th Street and 30th Avenue (in Gorman Playground)

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Q085 Gorman Playground 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76153034891300000, -73.88369143009200000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:59:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Illustrating Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/illustrating-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/illustrating-birds Date: May 19, 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 project, and indulge your curiosity. All supplies will be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Highland Avenue Entrance (in Captain Tilly Park)

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Q052 Captain Tilly Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.71079601552100000, -73.79861783981300000 Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Drop-In with Artists and Curators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/gallery-tour Date: May 19, 2018

Stop by Glyndor Gallery where artists and curators will be on hand to give a behind the scenes look at Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat.

Artists will speak to their specific environmental concerns and the way that they study birds and habitat to create their work. They will share insights into their techniques and practice as artists/naturalists.

Check Wave Hill's website for a list of participating artists.

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 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Vesuvio Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-vesuvio-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-at-vesuvio-playground Date: May 19, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Green Below 14 to clean and beautify Vesuvio Playground. There will also be free entertainment. We look forward to cleaning up the playground with you!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vesuvio Playground

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M069 Vesuvio Playground 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72529983520508000, -74.00260162353516000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:59:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: CONSUMATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/arts-culture-fun-consumata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/arts-culture-fun-consumata Date: May 19, 2018

Join us for a concert with CONSUMATA as we kick off the Bronx River Alliance paddling season. Check out www.bronxriver.org/flotilla for more fun activities during the day. CONSUMATA is a Brooklyn Based band to make you dance. Cumbia-punk, ska-funk, boss-a-renge, dubbed out tarantellas. Come and enjoy the music.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lafayette Avenue and Edgewater Road (in Hunts Point Riverside Park)

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.81769943237305000, -73.88130187988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad657ab9d710.jpg Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[King of the Court Volleyball Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/king-of-the-court-volleyball-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/king-of-the-court-volleyball-tournament Date: May 19, 2018

King of the Court is one of the most fun alternate ways of playing volleyball. Instead of playing 6 vs 6, teams consist of only 3 players. Typically, play ends after only 1 point and whoever wins that point stays on the court while another team replaces the one that lost the point. For this tournament, play will continue until one team has 3 points. Wins and losses will be counted for every team. Once a team loses 3 times, they will be eliminated from the tournament. Teams will register day-of.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 6469927859

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 2:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.71070098876953000, -73.99669647216797000 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:14:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 19, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: May 19, 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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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 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[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot-festival Date: May 19, 2018

Summer on the Hudson and Kindred Arts invite you to a family-friendly gathering of community, culture, and music lovers of all ages! Enjoy Reggae, Soulful House, Disco, and Afro-Beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most-renowned sound architects.

Rain date May 20.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers),125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 3:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000; 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da4a29fc2e.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:44:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Hunter Island Sunset Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/hunter-island-sunset-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/hunter-island-sunset-hike Date: May 19, 2018

Each season we feature some of the Rangers' favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. From stunning wildlife viewing to behind-the-scenes access, these programs are not to be missed.

Enjoy the sunset from this nature sanctuary in NYC's largest park!

Participants are chosen by lottery. To register, please visit Urban Park Rangers Registration page. Registration opens on Wednesday May 9.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.86869812011719000, -73.79699707031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac3db5e8fdba.jpg Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/bryant-park-shakespeare-a-midsummer-nights-dream http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/bryant-park-shakespeare-a-midsummer-nights-dream Date: May 19, 2018

Join us on the lawn for a full production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, produced by The Drilling Company. A familiar sight – a romantic Bryant Park wedding – develops into a modern-day twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, full of madcap revelry and literary fantasy.

This event is part of the Bryant Park Picnics series. Each Picnics evening is free to the public with no dress code, no tickets, and no lines. Over 200 blankets are free to borrow so audience members can spread out and relax while enjoying the performance. Beer and wine are available for purchase, along with food from Hester Street Fair on Friday evenings.

Photo credit: Adela Loconte.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4ef281dc15.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:44:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 20, 2018

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow-moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa96b01e6f1e.JPG Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Watching at the Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir Date: May 20, 2018

Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by Jean Loscalzo of the Queens County Bird Club.

Binoculars are recommended for this event.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 718-235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2018-05-20 2018-05-20 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da674de357.jpg Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at North Shore Esplanade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/its-my-park-at-north-shore-esplanade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/its-my-park-at-north-shore-esplanade Date: May 20, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths as they clean and beautify the North Shore Esplanade. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: 78 Richmond Terrace

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2018-05-20 2018-05-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.64462620000000000, -74.07748680000000000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:14:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Hero Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/its-my-park-at-hero-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/its-my-park-at-hero-park Date: May 20, 2018

This It's My Park season, join the Tompkinsville Restoration Project as they clean and beautify Hero Park in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 417-6917

Location: Hero Park

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R011 Hero Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63050079345703000, -74.08809661865234000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:14:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at MacArthur Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/its-my-park-at-macarthur-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/its-my-park-at-macarthur-park Date: May 20, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of 49th Street Playground to clean and plant flowers at MacArthur Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park (in MacArthur Playground)

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M256 MacArthur Playground 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75230026245117000, -73.96520233154297000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:14:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lt. Lia Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground Date: May 20, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths as they clean and beautify Lt. Lia Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: Wall Street and St. Marks Place (in Lt. Lia Playground)

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R111 Lt. Lia Playground 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.64333096315300000, -74.07913684845000000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:29:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: May 20, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Brower Park to garden and beautify at Brower Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brower Park Butterfly Garden (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.67375339583000000, -73.94314825534800000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:14:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/its-my-park-at-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/its-my-park-at-soundview-park Date: May 20, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Soundview Park to amplify the Butterfly Meditation Garden. We will mainly be pulling invasive plants and vines, planting, doing a general maintenance of garden, and general park cleanup. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 347-293-7032

Location: Soundview Park Butterfly Meditation Garden (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81898351981300000, -73.87987279892000000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:29:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Audubon Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/its-my-park-at-audubon-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/its-my-park-at-audubon-playground Date: May 20, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Audubon Playground / Union Communal of Washington Heights & Inwood to do some general clean up and planting at Audubon Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Playground

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M240 Audubon Playground 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.84149932861300000, -73.93810272216800000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:14:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Thomas Jefferson Park Dog Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/its-my-park-at-thomas-jefferson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/its-my-park-at-thomas-jefferson-park Date: May 20, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Tom's Dog Run Committee to do a general clean up and planting at Thomas Jefferson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Toms Dog Run (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.79240036010700000, -73.93560028076200000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:29:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Pelham Parkway North]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/imp-project-pelham-parkway-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/imp-project-pelham-parkway-north Date: May 20, 2018

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Pelham Parkway North to beautify our green space and remove weeds at Pelham Parkway North and Wallace Avenue. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 285-6700

Location: Pelham Parkway North and Wallace Avenue

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2018-05-20 2018-05-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.85791790000000000, -73.86466170000000000 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring It's My Park Day at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/spring-its-my-park-day-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/spring-its-my-park-day-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 20, 2018

Need volunteer hours for school or work? Want to help out in your neighborhood? Fort Tryon Park welcomes you! Help prep the park by assisting the Friends Committee and NYC Parks staff by painting, planting, weeding, and more!

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Groups must RSVP by emailing info@FortTryonParkTrust.org by May 7.

Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a4c1a7b46bd.jpg Fri, 09 Mar 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Introducing…The Bug Club: The Greenbelt Amateur Entomologist Society - High Rock Pond Dip]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/introducingthe-bug-club-the-greenbelt-amateur-entomologist-society http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/introducingthe-bug-club-the-greenbelt-amateur-entomologist-society Date: May 20, 2018

Learn what it takes to be an Amateur Entomologist by exploring the world of insects! The Bug Club is an educational mini-series that explores the anatomy, life-cycles and the natural history of bugs through engaging activities, bug excursions in the Greenbelt, and live insect demos.

Ages 5+. Donations are welcome.

The Bug Club: High Rock Pond Dip!
Discover the complex world of pond life, as we search for the freshwater invertebrates that call the waters of the Greenbelt home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aaace4626981.png Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights Date: May 20, 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 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Minetta Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/its-my-park-at-minetta-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/its-my-park-at-minetta-green Date: May 20, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Minetta Green to plant flowers and shrubs as well as clean up and beautify Minetta Green. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Minetta Green

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M125A Minetta Green 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.73030090332031000, -74.00160217285156000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:29:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Washington's Slow Retreat to Victory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/historic-new-york-washingtons-slow-retreat-to-victory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/historic-new-york-washingtons-slow-retreat-to-victory Date: May 20, 2018

Urban Park Rangers specialize in the interpretation of historic turning points in our city’s long history. Join the Urban Park Rangers in exploring this pivotal moment from the American Revolution.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 16:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/freshwater-fishing Date: May 20, 2018

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.

Our experienced Urban Park Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. You can try to hook a pumpkinseed sunfish, carp, or chain pickerel. Whether you choose to grab a simple bamboo pole at a quiet lake or join more advanced saltwater programs, we have a program that fits your skill level.

All equipment is provided; this program is recommended for ages 8 years and older. Participation is first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.61740112304687500, -74.11170196533203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac22b8c6f97c.JPG Thu, 05 Apr 2018 16:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sugar Hill Luminaries Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/its-my-park-at-sugar-hill-luminaries-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/its-my-park-at-sugar-hill-luminaries-garden Date: May 20, 2018

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with While We Are Still Here to do a general clean up and planting at Sugar Hill Garden. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-502-1751

Location: 155th Street and Edgecombe Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.83050155639648400, -73.94039916992188000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:29:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Skyline Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/its-my-park-at-skyline-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/its-my-park-at-skyline-playground Date: May 20, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths as they clean and beautify Skyline Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: Clyde Place and Prospect Avenue (in Skyline Playground)

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R123 Skyline Playground 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.63980198533700000, -74.09018931486700000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:29:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/learn-to-ride Date: May 20, 2018

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free, fun event!

Show your child, 5 years of age or older, how to ride a 2-wheeler using the "balance first" method.

Please pre-register at https://www.bike.nyc/education/programs/learn-to-ride-kids/. For more information, please visit nyc.gov/parks or bikenewyork.org or call 311.

For accessibility information, contact Edwin Llopiz three days before the event at 718-965-8942.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Kaiser Park Entrance (in Kaiser Park)

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B129 Kaiser Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.57770156860400000, -73.99759674072300000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 20, 2018

Over the course of the 1800s, weddings in New York City evolved from intimate private ceremonies to large, lavish affairs. This exhibition explores the changes in wedding customs as the 19th century progressed, including the trousseau, printed invitations, and the giving of gifts.

Highlights include Eliza Tredwell’s 1820 empire-style embroidered cotton wedding dress and Sarah Ann Tredwell’s 1872 silk bridal dress made in Paris, the highest fashion of the post-Civil War bustle period. Accessories include silk wedding boots, and earrings, corsage, and headpiece of wax orange blossoms.

This exhibition is on view on Thursdays through Mondays (except major holidays) from May 3 to July 30. The house is open on Thursdays from noon to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays through Mondays from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Bees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/natures-workshop-bees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/natures-workshop-bees Date: May 20, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:29:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: May 20, 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 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 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[Fun on the Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/fun-on-the-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/fun-on-the-farm Date: May 20, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance at the Lefferts Historic House to learn how sheep's fleece is transformed into wool!

  • Wool Carding and Drop Spindle, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Learn how to card wool using special tools and how to spin with a drop spindle.
  • Spinning Demonstrations, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Come and meet our resident Spinner, Catherine Conrad and see how she spins wool fibers into thread.
  • Parade from the Zoo, 1:30 p.m.: Join Lefferts staff on a parade from the Zoo
  • Wool Washing, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: After the fleece is shorn from the sheep, the next step is washing it! Help staff clean the fleece and get it ready for felt balls and spinning!
  • Pom Pom Making, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: After the wool is washed and carded, you can try your hand at making a felt ball. Use the wood fibers to shape a ball and see if you can make it bounce.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/family-day1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/family-day1 Date: May 20, 2018

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for a fun afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, an animal show, transformation face painting with Agostino Arts, a photo booth, cotton candy, and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Rufus King Park

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70389938354492000, -73.80339813232422000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 20, 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 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd78f1edb2.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:44:43 EDT