NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:15:50 GMT <![CDATA[S.T.E.A.M.: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/18/steam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/18/steam Date: May 18, 2017

S.T.E.A.M. is a program that allows children ages 6 through 13 to participate in a variety of fun and educational hands-on activities that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-18 2017-05-18 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2a9dc4365e.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/18/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/18/table-toppers Date: May 18, 2017

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-18 2017-05-18 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/18/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/18/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: May 18, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-05-18 2017-05-18 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fde6bc59a8.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow Date: May 18, 2017

Link mindful breathing with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level.

Veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus while enjoying yoga outdoors.

Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: North Lawn at 78th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-05-18 2017-05-18 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78425352978800000, -73.98408865928600000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 19, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-19 2017-05-19 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/book-worms Date: May 19, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-19 2017-05-19 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/art-in-action Date: May 19, 2017

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

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-19 2017-05-19 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/basketball-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/basketball-training-camp Date: May 19, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learning the fundamentals of basketball.

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-19 2017-05-19 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2aa4c1cc8e.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/table-toppers Date: May 19, 2017

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-19 2017-05-19 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Ancient Trees with Beth Moon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/arts-culture-fun-ancient-trees-with-beth-moon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/19/arts-culture-fun-ancient-trees-with-beth-moon Date: May 19, 2017

Join acclaimed photographer Beth Moon, author of Ancient Skies, Ancient Trees, as she delves into her artistic process and the experience of traveling around the world to photograph these natural relics. It is only in the rarest and clearest of nights that we can look up at the sky to find a sprinkling of twinkling stars.

Surrounded by the bright lights of humanity, the infinite majesty of the night sky can only be truly enjoyed by those devoted enough to seek it. Critically-acclaimed photographer Beth Moon’s own appreciation of cosmos inspired her quest, spanning from continent to continent, to some of the darkest corners of world, where constellations and nebulas shine more brightly. Moon’s Ancient Skies, Ancient Trees captures the boundless beauty of trees under the night sky, seemingly undisturbed by humans. Discover her relentless journey—undeterred by knee-high mud, windstorms, and distance—to reveal the rich hues of the night that are often too faint to be seen by the naked eye.

Beth Moon is a photographer based in New York who has gained international recognition for her large-scale, richly-toned platinum prints. Her prints are held in numerous public and private collections and have appeared in more than sixty solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Italy, England, France, Israel, Brazil, Dubai, Singapore, and Canada, receiving widespread critical acclaim. With this new book, she explores color photography for the first time.

Space is limited so please RSVP to ancientskiesancienttrees.eventbrite.com.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov by May 17 for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2017-05-19 2017-05-19 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5887c07135172.jpg Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[Pickleball Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/citywide-pickleball-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/citywide-pickleball-tournament Date: May 20, 2017

Come join us for a free pickleball tournament!

Participants are welcome to register as a team or individually for the following age divisions in Doubles competition:

  • 17 and younger
  • 18 to 24
  • 25 to 54
  • 55 and older

For more information and to register, please contact Shawn James at (718) 393-7370.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d42fc4c8b09.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: May 20, 2017

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

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

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

RSVP:

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:45:25 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: May 20, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Weeping Beech Park and Daniel Carter Beard Mall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/beautify-historic-flushing-volunteer-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/beautify-historic-flushing-volunteer-program Date: May 20, 2017

Come volunteer with Beautify Historic Flushing this spring! Volunteers will help with general cleanup and planting.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

Location: Weeping Beech, Margaret I Carmen Green (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech),Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech),Daniel Carter Beard Mall

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76279830932617000, -73.82450103759766000; 40.76290130615234400, -73.82520294189453000; 40.76339721679687500, -73.82992553710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b70d51a3cb9.png Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:45:24 EST
<![CDATA[Birding Bonanza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/birding-bonanza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/birding-bonanza Date: May 20, 2017

Randall’s Island is home to more than 152 species of birds, inhabiting the park’s nearly 20 acres of wetlands and natural areas.

At our Birding Bonanza event, expert guides from both the Randall's Island Park Alliance and NYC Audubon help you explore the park while you seek and discover our feathered island residents.

Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. Suitable for ages 7 and older.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79146526423800000, -73.92687702179000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589103768e9d6.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Rangers Choice: Calvert Vaux Park Discovery Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/rangers-choice-calvert-vaux-park-discovery-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/rangers-choice-calvert-vaux-park-discovery-hike Date: May 20, 2017

Put on your hiking shoes and bring your binoculars as we explore the rocky coast of Gravesend Bay. This beautifully restored parkland holds remnants of sunken barges that have been taken over by nature.

Space is limited and registration is required. If necessary, a lottery will be run to select participants. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wednesday, May 10.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Calvert Vaux Park

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.58464431762695000, -73.99511718750000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f9b050d1b.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/green-team Date: May 20, 2017

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoying nature, and making the park look its best.

All volunteers must fill out a waiver onsite and submit it before any activity begins. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please log-in to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: May 20, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: May 20, 2017

Join Shape Up NYC for Zumba in the park! Dance in the sun and get fit with friends at West Harlem Piers Park.

Colorful outfits are encouraged!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07c687d486.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The Flushing Freedom Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/historic-new-york-the-flushing-freedom-mile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/historic-new-york-the-flushing-freedom-mile Date: May 20, 2017

This walk highlights historic sites in Flushing, dating back as early as late 1600s. Flushing was home to a famous inventor, a passageway of the Underground Railroad and has one of the city's few landmarked trees. Our tour route takes you on a jouorney through past, present and future.

Registration is required for this program. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on May 10.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Northern Boulevard and Linden Place (in Daniel Carter Beard Mall)

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Q100A Daniel Carter Beard Mall 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76348729853200000, -73.83016371727000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fa8c539ca.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/basic-canoeing Date: May 20, 2017

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a manadatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is requied.

This basic canoeing program is great for all skill levels. First-come, first-served. The line to participate may be closed prior to 2:00 p.m. due to demand.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 9718) 967-3542

Location: Martling Pond (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.62269973754883000, -74.11830139160156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fa07a871a.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/conservatory-garden-tour Date: May 20, 2017

Join us for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one! From a magnificent wrought-iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff take you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: May 20, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 20, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/learn-to-ride Date: May 20, 2017

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free fun event! Show your kids, ages five and 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Juniper Valley Park Track (in Juniper Valley Park)

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.71939849853515600, -73.88430023193360000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: May 20, 2017

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:15:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: May 20, 2017

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Hunter Island Sunset Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/rangers-choice-hunter-island-sunset-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/rangers-choice-hunter-island-sunset-hike Date: May 20, 2017

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.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, [please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on May 10.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fc2d3eb18.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Viewing: Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/wildlife-viewing-nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/20/wildlife-viewing-nocturnal-wildlife Date: May 20, 2017

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) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-20 2017-05-20 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 21, 2017

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 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 21, 2017

Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

The Urban Park Rangers will teach you how to use your eyes and ears to find these birds of prey in this enchanting woodland.

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: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fce483e36.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring It's My Park Day at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/its-my-park-day-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/its-my-park-day-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 21, 2017

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 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a4c1a7b46bd.jpg Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Wildlife Viewing: Horseshoe Crabs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/wildlife-viewing-horseshoe-crabs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/wildlife-viewing-horseshoe-crabs Date: May 21, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Plumb Beach Parking Lot

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2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58354531960800000, -73.92113113403300000 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Vertical Gardening 2: Pallet Planters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/vertical-gardening-2-pallet-planters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/vertical-gardening-2-pallet-planters Date: May 21, 2017

In this vertical gardening series you will learn how to transform recycled pallets into vertical gardening structures. Pallet planters provide a fantastic way to add green to walls and small spaces.

Please RSVP here.

Presented in partnership with Miguel Hernandez and Grow to Learn

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Hooper Street Garden

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2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70774830000000000, -73.95364490000000000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/basic-canoeing Date: May 21, 2017

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a manadatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is requied.

This basic canoeing program is great for all skill levels. First-come, first-served. The line to participate may be closed prior to 2 p.m. due to demand.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Harlem Meer (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.79731057762900000, -73.95351123809800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fd4c6ca43.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/seining Date: May 21, 2017

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. Get ready to get your hands wet; seining programs use nets to catch fish.

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) 352-1769

Location: Broad Channel American Ball Fields

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2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.59650039672851600, -73.82080078125000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6fdd955a7e.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: May 21, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 21, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Revolutionary New York: Washington's Slow Retreat to Victory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/revolutionary-new-york-washingtons-slow-retreat-to-victory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/revolutionary-new-york-washingtons-slow-retreat-to-victory Date: May 21, 2017

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) 319-7258

Location: West 246th Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.89220046997070000, -73.89720153808594000 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/21/forest-crew Date: May 21, 2017

Forest Crew is open to community members who wish to drop in and volunteer on a weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly basis.

College and high school students, environmental enthusiasts, and those who are looking to enter the green-collar field are strongly encouraged to attend regularly and to view this as an apprenticeship opportunity. Consistency will be rewarded!

Priority registration will always be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-05-21 2017-05-21 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85380172729500000, -73.92620086669900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d05a5a67417.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn How to Play Lacrosse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/22/learn-to-play-lacrosse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/22/learn-to-play-lacrosse Date: May 22, 2017

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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2017-05-22 2017-05-22 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.57730102539062500, -74.10109710693360000 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:30:24 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: May 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: May 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 23, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: May 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:25 EST
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/book-worms Date: May 23, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: May 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/art-in-action Date: May 23, 2017

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

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Soccer Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/soccer-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/soccer-training-camp Date: May 23, 2017

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d29b3e7ad1d.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/table-toppers Date: May 23, 2017

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit Date: May 23, 2017

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a series of exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive and continue fat burning after you’ve completed your workout.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Terrace at 108th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 6:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.80417773640200000, -73.97017335891700000 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/yoga-in-the-park Date: May 23, 2017

Spend time breathing, stretching, and taking full advantage of the day at a Randall's Island yoga class. Bring your yoga mat and come tone your muscles while finding your inner peace. Ages 15 and older are welcome to attend.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Near the Sunken Meadow Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-23 2017-05-23 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.79418631968900000, -73.91398096084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b59ca84d70b.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/23/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: May 23, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-05-23 2017-05-23 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 24, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/special-express-arts Date: May 24, 2017

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/book-worms Date: May 24, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/art-in-action Date: May 24, 2017

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

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Mighty Milers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/mighty-milers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/mighty-milers Date: May 24, 2017

Children will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learning the basic fundamentals of running.

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d29caf27a8e.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/table-toppers Date: May 24, 2017

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: May 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Direct Sow and Transplant Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/direct-sow-transplant-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/direct-sow-transplant-workshop Date: May 24, 2017

Want to grow more food in less space? Tired of struggling and/or stunted transplants? Join Bronx Green-Up/The New York Botanical Garden and GreenThumb this spring to learn how to transplant and seed crops fast and easy as we demonstrate “Production Style” transplanting and seeding in the Bronx.

This workshop will focus on the prep, seeding, transplanting, and care of your plants to maximize production. Vegetable seeds will be available to participants to be used in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces while supplies last.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: 138th Street Community Garden

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2017-05-24 2017-05-24 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.80583040000000000, -73.91514160000000000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Dance Fitness in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/dance-fitness-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/dance-fitness-in-the-park Date: May 24, 2017

Dance Fitness is the perfect way to have fun while getting an amazing work out! These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air. Follow certified instructors from Sweet Water Dance & Yoga for a fun, high-energy workout along the park’s shoreline!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78202599271400000, -73.92982745170600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a1b119975.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/24/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: May 24, 2017

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2017-05-24 2017-05-24 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-25 2017-05-25 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/greenbelt-peepers Date: May 25, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-05-25 2017-05-25 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: May 25, 2017

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-25 2017-05-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: May 25, 2017

Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories on our comfy turf lawn. Great for kids ages 5 and younger.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-05-25 2017-05-25 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.77471985104800000, -73.99253714084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c062903c856.JPG Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/special-express-arts-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/special-express-arts-2 Date: May 25, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-25 2017-05-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:45:23 EST
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 25, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-25 2017-05-25 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 25, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-05-25 2017-05-25 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:45:22 EST
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/book-worms Date: May 25, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-25 2017-05-25 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Softball Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/softball-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/softball-training-camp Date: May 25, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learnong the basic fundamentals of softball.

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-25 2017-05-25 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[S.T.E.A.M.: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/steam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/steam Date: May 25, 2017

S.T.E.A.M. is a program that allows children ages 6 through 13 to participate in a variety of fun and educational hands-on activities that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-25 2017-05-25 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2a9dc4365e.JPG Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/table-toppers Date: May 25, 2017

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-25 2017-05-25 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: May 25, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-05-25 2017-05-25 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fde6bc59a8.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Healthy Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/healthy-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/healthy-trees Date: May 25, 2017

Join us for a walk in the garden and beyond the garden gates to look at trees. Learn how to successfully cultivate and care for the trees in your garden. This workshop will cover multiple topics including tree identification, choosing the right tree for the right site, as well as ways to keep your trees healthy and vigorous. We will explore the ornamental features of selected species and touch on cultural practices such as pruning, mulching, watering. and other characteristics such as salt-, drought-, pollution-, and compaction-tolerance.

Please RSVP here.

Presented in partnership with Ronen Gamil.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Union Street Garden

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2017-05-25 2017-05-25 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.67003250122070000, -73.95952606201172000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/25/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow Date: May 25, 2017

Link mindful breathing with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level.

Veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus while enjoying yoga outdoors.

Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: North Lawn at 78th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-05-25 2017-05-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78425352978800000, -73.98408865928600000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 26, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-26 2017-05-26 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/book-worms Date: May 26, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-26 2017-05-26 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/art-in-action Date: May 26, 2017

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

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-26 2017-05-26 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Basketball Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/basketball-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/basketball-training-camp Date: May 26, 2017

Children ages 6 through 13 will participate in a variety of physical exercises, while learning the fundamentals of basketball.

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-26 2017-05-26 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d2aa4c1cc8e.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/table-toppers Date: May 26, 2017

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-26 2017-05-26 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/26/family-camping Date: May 26, 2017

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Family Camping programs take place in all five boroughs, but space is limited and families are chosen by lottery.

To enter your family in the lottery, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wednesday, May 17.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-26 2017-05-26 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: May 27, 2017

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

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

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

RSVP:

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:45:25 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: May 27, 2017

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: May 27, 2017

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/green-team Date: May 27, 2017

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoying nature, and making the park look its best.

All volunteers must fill out a waiver onsite and submit it before any activity begins. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian; volunteers 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience necessary.

New volunteers, please complete this form to RSVP.

Registered volunteers, please log-in to your volunteer profile to schedule yourself.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/learn-to-ride Date: May 27, 2017

Bring a bike, a child, and a helmet for this free fun event! Show your kids, ages five and 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: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Rosemary's Playground

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Q398 Rosemary's Playground 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70470046997070000, -73.90399932861328000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Prospect Park Nature and History Bike Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/rangers-choice-prospect-park-nature-and-history-bike-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/rangers-choice-prospect-park-nature-and-history-bike-tour Date: May 27, 2017

Bike through Prospect Park while enjoying the sights and sounds of spring. Participants should bring their own bike and helmet and will learn about biking protocol in NYC Parks.

Space is limited and registration is required. If necessary, a lottery will be run to select participants. To register for this event, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration begins on May 17.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6feee27032.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: May 27, 2017

Join Shape Up NYC for Zumba in the park! Dance in the sun and get fit with friends at West Harlem Piers Park.

Colorful outfits are encouraged!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07c687d486.JPG Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/freshwater-fishing Date: May 27, 2017

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced 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: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.60412216186523400, -74.16136169433594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6feab65f51.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: May 27, 2017

Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. All ages are welcome. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

There will be free monthly workshops facilitated by community leaders covering gardening, nutrition, and craft related topics.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 27, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: May 27, 2017

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

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 walks on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70118591634500000, -73.84187507629400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6ff68f027e.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Orientation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/volunteer-orientation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/volunteer-orientation Date: May 27, 2017

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

Directions to find the group will be sent by email to registered volunteers only on the day before orientation.

Fill out a Volunteer Application and then log-in to your Volunteer Profile to sign-up for orientation on the calendar.

For more information, please email Karla Osorio-Perez at kosorio-perez@brooklynbridgepark.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 334 Furman Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.69403178914900000, -73.99932694435100000 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: May 27, 2017

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

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

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Twilight Canoe Adventure (Advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/rangers-choice-twilight-canoe-adventure-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/27/rangers-choice-twilight-canoe-adventure-advanced Date: May 27, 2017

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

Enjoy an evening canoeing as the twilight turns into evening. Participants must have prior canoe experience and must be able to demonstrate proper technique.

Space is limited and registration is required. A lottery will be run to select participants. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on May 10.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-27 2017-05-27 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c7003ecf00e.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:30:02 EDT