NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 24 Jun 2018 22:22:51 GMT <![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/02/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/02/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: May 2, 2018

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

Start time: 7:30 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 2018-05-02 2018-05-02 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:44 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 3, 2018

Join these morning classes provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.

All ages and levels are welcome. Classes are rain or shine.

Photo credit: Jane Kratochvil.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4e1c4a664e.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: May 3, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/fitness-walk Date: May 3, 2018

Join us for a free self-guided fitness walking program from the Fort Totten gate onto Joe Michaels Mile and back (approximately 2 miles). For adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition - 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project Date: May 3, 2018

1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project is a colorful exhibit that features more than 60 photographs taken during the New York City newspaper strike from August to November 1978. During this period, the Parks Department hired eight New York Times photographers to document the City’s parks, resulting in over 3000 images that serve as a time capsule of a pivotal moment for New York.

“1978” was curated by Parks’ Director of Art and Antiquities Jonathan Kuhn.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Memorial Day.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad8fb0761a21.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 12:14:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Immigrantes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/immigrantes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/immigrantes Date: May 3, 2018

Immigrants
Migratory processes are inherent to humans and many other species. These processes are born of the instinct of conservation of the species. Man makes comparisons between his/her current environment and their destination, emigrating, full of dreams and hopes for a better life.

Immigrantes
Los procesos migratorios son inherentes a la especie humana y a muchas otras especies. Estos procesos nacen del instinto de conservación de la especie. El hombre hace comparaciones del entorno y el lugar de destino, emigrando cargado de sueños y esperanzas, por tener una vida mejor.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ae2366700295.JPG Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:29:46 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Tour: Celebrating Spring Ephemerals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/high-line-tour-celebrating-spring-ephemerals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/high-line-tour-celebrating-spring-ephemerals Date: May 3, 2018

Learn more about the cultural significance, survival strategies, and ecology of spring plants. Guided by a High Line gardener, you'll visit spring favorites and native species, from candy-striped tulips to pearly-petaled native twinleafs.

Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates.

Tour Dates:

May 3
10th Avenue Square, Northern Spur Preserve, and Chelsea Grasslands
with High Line Gardeners Yuki Kaneko and Rachel Hokanson

The second tour in our series will focus on bulbs such as pheasants eye daffodils and cultivated tulips, as well as the spring ephemeral eastern shooting star.

May 10
Chelsea Thicket, Lawn, and Meadow Walk
with High Line Gardeners Maryanne Stubbs and Ayinde Listhrop

In addition to colorful flowering trees and shrubs, the Chelsea Thicket features a spring understory full of native and introduced ephemerals such as spring beauty, Pagoda yellow dogtooth violet, and spring vetch. In the Meadow Walk, late tulips abound

May 17
Philip A. and Lisa Maria Flyover and Wildflower Field
with High Line Gardeners Orrin Sheehan and Taryn Cunha

The Falcone Flyover offers a rich display of woodland ephemerals, including bloodroot and trillium, as well as other forest favorites such as native azaleas and ferns. Further north in the Wildflower Field, red and yellow species tulips and grape hyacinths will be in bloom.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: On the High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.74681585352800000, -74.00574207305900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ae88ce3318d7.jpg Mon, 07 May 2018 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/greenbelt-peepers Date: May 3, 2018

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, 2-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

Please note: Space is limited. Registration 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 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9965153d7e2.png Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Self Advocacy for Individuals with Special Needs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/self-advocacy-for-individuals-with-special-needs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/self-advocacy-for-individuals-with-special-needs Date: May 3, 2018

This current events discussion group will be a welcoming and inclusive place for adults with disabilities to learn about, discuss, and address the social and political issues which are most important to them.

Join this group to connect with others who want to explore how current events impact our lives, and how we can impact our government. In the process, hone your self-advocacy skills and be part of a community dedicated to making sure all voices are heard.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 04 Jan 2018 15:44:44 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds Date: May 3, 2018

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

Please note: Space is limited; registration is requested. 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 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9966ab1f109.png Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/special-express-arts Date: May 3, 2018

Artists will be creating a mixed media art using construction paper, magazine cutouts, cloth, string, acrylic paint, and glue.

We will be providing these materials. We advise that participants bring any other materials they might like to use (like any magazine images or computer printouts along with any small objects they would like to incorporate into their collage).

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 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 3, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 3, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/tour-the-battery Date: May 3, 2018

Join us every Thursday for tours of The Battery!

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123443491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf6fc5c831c.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Jazz with the Phil Young Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/arts-culture-fun-jazz-with-the-phil-young-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/arts-culture-fun-jazz-with-the-phil-young-experience Date: May 3, 2018

Join us for live jazz by Phil Young. Phil is a drummer, florist, and leader of "the Harlem Hip" -- as recently seen in The New Yorker. Well loved figure in the uptown community, Phil Young has toured with legendary blues and R. & B. singer Bobby (Blue) Bland and has an extensive music career drumming for the likes of George Benson and Dizzy Gillespie.

Joining Phil Young is a ensemble of world class musicians: the great Patience Higgins on sax, Mel Davis on keyboard, and Michael Rorby on trombone.

Every Thursday mid-day, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., at Hansborough Recreation Center

4/12 & 5/3 - Phil Young - Drummer and leader of "the Harlem Hip" -- as recently seen in The New Yorker

4/19 & 5/10 - George Braith - Hard-swinging underground legend of the saxophone and his own invention, the sopralto Braithophone

4/26 & 5/17 - Ray Mantilla - Legendary conga player brings his exciting jazz / latin quartet

The events are free but let us know you're coming:

Pelham Fritz RSVP to jazzseriespf.eventbrite.com.

Hansborough RSVP to jazzserieshb.eventbrite.com.

Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America, with partial support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Hansborough Recreation Center

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2018-05-03 2018-05-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81282630000000000, -73.93931230000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a6a18c02fa73.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 3, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:14:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/kids-imaginative-arts Date: May 3, 2018

Children will use their imagination and curiosity, and explore ideas for self expression to create themed artwork.

April: Showers - Painted Art and Pastel Art
May: Mother's Day Parchment Paper Greeting Cards 2D and 3D Floral Art
June: Father's Day Parchment Paper Greeting Cards and Painted Rocks

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Mekong Group Music Class - Dan Tranh]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/mekong-group-music-class-da-tranh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/mekong-group-music-class-da-tranh Date: May 3, 2018

Mekong Arts and Music (MAM) will be teaching a beginner's course of Dan Tranh, a 16-string Vietnamese zither. Instructed by Ngo Thanh Nhan and Anh Thu Phan for children and adults.

Recital scheduled for May 17.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:14:50 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Northerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park Date: May 3, 2018

This It's My Park season, please join Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Avenue and Lockwood Place Entrance (in Northerleigh Park)

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R078 Northerleigh Park 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62205155290000000, -74.13385927680000000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours Date: May 3, 2018

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4de6062b67.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: May 3, 2018

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593e9fe86de25.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 09:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/03/yoga-in-the-park Date: May 3, 2018

Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at our evening yoga classes.

Bring a mat and join an instructor from Sweet Water Dance and Yoga to strengthen your muscles while taking in views of the sunset on water.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-05-03 2018-05-03 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78305694739300000, -73.93382930755600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab4147850261.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit Opening: Our Botanical World by the Professional Women Photographers Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/opening-day-our-botanical-world-a-group-show-by-professional-women-photographers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/opening-day-our-botanical-world-a-group-show-by-professional-women-photographers Date: May 4, 2018

Our Botanical World showcases curated photographs by members of the Professional Women Photographers group inspired by the botanical world and its impact on human life through all seasons.

A “Meet the Artists” event will take place Friday, May 18, 6 to 8pm.
Additional events will be announced in QBG’s summer calendar.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-04 2018-05-04 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7ca964375f7.JPG Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition - 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/exhibition-1978-the-nyc-parksnew-york-times-photo-project Date: May 4, 2018

1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project is a colorful exhibit that features more than 60 photographs taken during the New York City newspaper strike from August to November 1978. During this period, the Parks Department hired eight New York Times photographers to document the City’s parks, resulting in over 3000 images that serve as a time capsule of a pivotal moment for New York.

“1978” was curated by Parks’ Director of Art and Antiquities Jonathan Kuhn.

Please note: The gallery is closed on Memorial Day.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-04 2018-05-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad8fb0761a21.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 12:14:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Immigrantes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/immigrantes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/immigrantes Date: May 4, 2018

Immigrants
Migratory processes are inherent to humans and many other species. These processes are born of the instinct of conservation of the species. Man makes comparisons between his/her current environment and their destination, emigrating, full of dreams and hopes for a better life.

Immigrantes
Los procesos migratorios son inherentes a la especie humana y a muchas otras especies. Estos procesos nacen del instinto de conservación de la especie. El hombre hace comparaciones del entorno y el lugar de destino, emigrando cargado de sueños y esperanzas, por tener una vida mejor.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-04 2018-05-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ae2366700295.JPG Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:29:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art Opening and Participatory Event with Judith Modrak]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/public-art-opening-and-participatory-event-with-judith-modrak http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/public-art-opening-and-participatory-event-with-judith-modrak Date: May 4, 2018

Our Memories is an installation of seven translucent, neuron-inspired sculptures that contain cavities holding color-coded memory stones. The memory stones are classified into six primary emotive categories: joy, anger, love, sadness, fear, and surprise. During one-day events at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park and Thomas Paine Park, participants will transform two new sculptures by recalling a powerful memory and then sharing the memory by depositing it in a sculpture.

This active act of recollection not only stirs up personal memories, it also physiologically generates a new collective memory. The Our Memories project is both a larger memorial piece, made complete by thousands of individual memories from people all over the world, and an experience that connects us to our core and to one another.

Two new sculptures are being created for the Naumburg Bandshell and Thomas Paine Park participatory events and they will be exhibited along with five sealed sculptures from prior installations.

The rain date for this event is Monday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Foley Square & Paine Park (in Thomas Paine Park)

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M030 Thomas Paine Park 2018-05-04 2018-05-04 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.71480178833008000, -74.00279998779297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ace79437dbdd.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/yoga Date: May 4, 2018

Get ready to challenge yourself with a yoga session to both strengthen and relax the mind and body.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2018-05-04 2018-05-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the AXIS Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project Date: May 4, 2018

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 646-632-7344

Location: Hansborough Recreation Center

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2018-05-04 2018-05-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81280660000000000, -73.93924480000000000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 4, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-04 2018-05-04 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 4, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-04 2018-05-04 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts (Adults)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/adults-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/adults-imaginative-arts Date: May 4, 2018

Adults use their imagination to create works of art by employing various artistic techniques. They will be encouraged to discuss and share to bounce ideas from each other.

April: Showers Painted Art - Create an imaginative work inspired by the season’s rain. We will be using paints and pastels for vibrant colors.
May: Flowers - 2D and 3D Mix Media Art on Parchment Paper
June: Rockin' Art Painting on Rocks

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-04 2018-05-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:59:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/fencing Date: May 4, 2018

Learn the basics with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center.

You must be 16 years old or older to participate. Registration is required at manhattanfencing.com.

Photo Credit: Angelito Jusay.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-05-04 2018-05-04 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75279998779297000, -73.98159790039062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4da3757438.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 4, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-04 2018-05-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: May 4, 2018

Kids create fun art inspired by the season, using various materials and techniques. Techniques include:

  • April - Painted Rocks
  • May - Kid's Hand Flowering Tree
  • June - Magnet Art

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-04 2018-05-04 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 03 May 2018 14:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW C(ART): The Randall's Island Art Cart]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/flow-cart-the-randalls-island-art-cart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/flow-cart-the-randalls-island-art-cart Date: May 4, 2018

The Randall's Island FLOW C(ART) is full of art supplies to get your creative juices flowing! Join us as we create different park-inspired art projects each week! This is a free pop-up art activity for all ages.

Also, show us that you love Art and the Island! Take a photo with the art cart and tag us on social media (@randallsisland); we will say hi!

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-05-04 2018-05-04 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeb77fdb3cd4.jpg Fri, 04 May 2018 12:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Cinco De Mayo Celebration at Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/cinco-de-mayo-celebration-at-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/cinco-de-mayo-celebration-at-sunset-park Date: May 4, 2018

Join NYC Parks for a celebration of Mexican culture in the community with music, dance, crafts, and more!

Movies Under the Stars: CHAVELA
After the celebration, come to the lawn at Fifth Avenue for a Friday screening of CHAVELA, presented by Mexico Now!

Please note: In the event of inclement weather, this event will take place inside the Sunset Park Recreation Center. See you there!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-0567

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-05-04 2018-05-04 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571551b714385.jpg Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:29:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: May 4, 2018

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-05-04 2018-05-04 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593e9fe86de25.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 09:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/paint-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/paint-social Date: May 4, 2018

Join us in a group painting session! Express your creativity through painting and socializing.

Supplies and light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP calling 212.234.9607 or by emailing lakira.marshall@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 212.234.9607

Location: Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2018-05-04 2018-05-04 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.82419967651367000, -73.94249725341797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ae358f9c961f.png Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:14:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Angels in the Outfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/movies-under-the-stars-angels-in-the-outfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/movies-under-the-stars-angels-in-the-outfield Date: May 4, 2018

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film.

A young baseball fan prays for help for his losing team and his prayers are answered by an angel. A remake of the 1951 film of the same name.

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-667-3545

Location: Father Macris Park

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R075A Father Macris Park 2018-05-04 2018-05-04 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.61679840087890600, -74.16169738769531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ada369a1f82f.jpg Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Festival Fridays - CHAVELA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/movies-under-the-stars-chavela http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/04/movies-under-the-stars-chavela Date: May 4, 2018

Join NYC Parks for Festival Fridays with the Mexico Now Festival!

Enjoy Festival Fridays with Mexico Now as we present this award-winning documentary on the unconventional life of beloved performer Chavela Vargas, whose passionate renditions of Mexican popular music and triumphant return to the stage late in life brought her international fame. Produced and directed by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi, this documentary features never before-seen interview footage of Chavela shot 20 years before her death in 2012, interviews with Pedro Almodóvar (TALK TO HER), Miguel Bosé (SUSPIRIA), Elena Benarroch (JULIETA) and many more who worked with and loved this iconic artist.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted. Please note: Should there be inclement weather, this screening will move into the Sunset Park Recreation Center, 4200 Seventh Avenue, between 42nd & 43rd Streets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:40 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-05-04 2018-05-04 8:00 pm 9:40 pm 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acfdb1d68daf.jpg Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:59:17 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Kaiser Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-kaiser-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-kaiser-park Date: May 5, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with John Dewey High School to clean the shoreline at Kaiser Park. There will be educational stations on site. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (732) 766-9060

Location: West 33rd Street and Bayview Avenue (in Kaiser Park)

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B129 Kaiser Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.58114800244900000, -74.00062374521900000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildlife Tour: High Line as Habitat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/wildlife-tour-high-line-as-habitat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/wildlife-tour-high-line-as-habitat Date: May 5, 2018

Tour the High Line with horticulturist and resident wildlife expert, Maryanne Stubbs. This tour will focus on how pollinators, migratory birds, and other wildlife use the habitat and forage provided by the High Line's gardens.

Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:15 am

Contact phone: (212)206-9922

Location: The High Line

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M360 The High Line 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 8:00 am 9:15 am 40.74670028686500000, -74.00569915771500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ae8b8599e803.jpg Fri, 04 May 2018 12:14:31 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brookville Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-brookville-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-brookville-park Date: May 5, 2018

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Brookville Park to complete a cleannup and painting project at Brookville Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (516) 776-6341

Location: Brookville Park Field House (in Brookville Park)

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Q008 Brookville Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 8:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66180038452148400, -73.74199676513672000 Wed, 02 May 2018 16:58:56 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: May 5, 2018

Join the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park as they start their Saturday mornings, rain or shine, with fun green projects such as raking leaves, planting, mulching, and more to build community.

For details contact dp.reynolds@verizon.net and stewardsofhenryhudson.org. Volunteers under 18 yr must be accompanied by an adult or present a parental/guardian consent form (available via group leader). Groups of 10+ or more must contact the group leader.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 347-203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 8:30 am 12:30 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Tue, 01 May 2018 12:14:37 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Junior League Volunteer Day at Corlears Hook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-corlears-hook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/new-york-junior-league-volunteer-day-at-corlears-hook-park Date: May 5, 2018

Calling all park lovers! This spring, the New York Junior League's Playground Improvement Project committee ("PIP") invites you to join them in rolling up your sleeves to help revitalize Corlears Hook Park!

Throughout five weekends in April and May New York Junior League volunteers and community volunteers will spend a day in the park (rain or shine) gardening, landscaping, painting, and completing other tasks to help spruce up this highly-used space. All volunteers will be provided with breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt.

Registration
All participants (ages 16 and older) must register in advance at nyjl.org/playground. Registration closes when capacity is reached or the Wednesday prior to that weekend's park days.

About the New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project
For more than 25 years, the Playground Improvement Project (PIP) has been a New York Junior League signature community project. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized, and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community. PIP focuses on sites and parks that need major renovation and have the greatest impact on the surrounding community. Weekend cleanup days include landscaping and repairing the parks. PIP works with over 700 volunteers each season to help improve the park and make a positive impact on the community.

Please reach out to playground@nyjl.org with any questions or if you are interested in making a donation to this cause.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corlears Hook Park

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M017 Corlears Hook Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 8:30 am 2:00 pm 40.71179962158203000, -73.97930145263672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f0eb9d98e36.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 5, 2018

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 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Fri, 06 Apr 2018 13:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/volunteer-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/volunteer-at-washington-square-park Date: May 5, 2018

Pitch in at Washington Square Park! Join us for the first volunteer day of the year! Planting, cleaning, and weeding are on deck for this opportunity. We provide all the tools you might need. Make it social by volunteering with a friend. Ages 14+, please.

Please RSVP by email to volunteer@washingtonsquareparkconservancy.org.

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Park House (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 8:45 am 11:00 am 40.73079299926800000, -73.99834442138700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aaa9e5c70ebd.png Fri, 06 Apr 2018 16:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Immigrantes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/immigrantes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/immigrantes Date: May 5, 2018

Immigrants
Migratory processes are inherent to humans and many other species. These processes are born of the instinct of conservation of the species. Man makes comparisons between his/her current environment and their destination, emigrating, full of dreams and hopes for a better life.

Immigrantes
Los procesos migratorios son inherentes a la especie humana y a muchas otras especies. Estos procesos nacen del instinto de conservación de la especie. El hombre hace comparaciones del entorno y el lugar de destino, emigrando cargado de sueños y esperanzas, por tener una vida mejor.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ae2366700295.JPG Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:29:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Excursion: Birding up the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/excursion-birding-up-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/excursion-birding-up-the-hudson Date: May 5, 2018

Join Gabriel Willow for bird-watching and scenic hiking along the Hudson River near Bear Mountain, one of the most majestic spots in the Hudson Valley. Stops include Perkins Tower, Iona Island, and Constitution Marsh.

This trip includes extended periods of hiking along rocky trails with steep inclines: sturdy shoes required!

Transportation will be provided. Lunch is additional locally.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd5b021b54.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Marine Park Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/0505-marine-park-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/0505-marine-park-tree-planting Date: May 5, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in Marine Park!

Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs.

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Channel Avenue and Gerritsen Avenue (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.59507540386100000, -73.92759323120100000 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Park Green Neighborhood: Street Tree Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/0505-sunset-park-green-neighborhoodstreet-tree-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/0505-sunset-park-green-neighborhoodstreet-tree-care Date: May 5, 2018

Join NYC Parks Stewardship's monthly Green Neighborhood event to protect natural areas and street trees in Sunset Park, Brooklyn!

Volunteers will learn how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees. They will also learn about the important roles street trees play in New York City.

Volunteers should come dressed in clothes that can get dirty and closed-toed shoes. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: 48th Street and 4th Avenue

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2018-05-05 2018-05-05 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.64621120622300000, -74.00911092758100000 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Powell's Cove Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-powells-cove-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-powells-cove-park Date: May 5, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Coastal Preservation Network to do a leaf and debris removal project at Powell's Cove Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 612-0235

Location: 137th Street and 11th Avenue (in Powell's Cove Park)

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Q461 Powell's Cove Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78810119628900000, -73.83219909668000000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Northerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park Date: May 5, 2018

This It's My Park season, please join Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Avenue and Lockwood Place Entrance (in Northerleigh Park)

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R078 Northerleigh Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.62205155290000000, -74.13385927680000000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at 132nd Street Block Association Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-132-st-block-association-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-132-st-block-association-park Date: May 5, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with 132nd Street Community Garden to beautify and clean up 132nd Street Block Association Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-281-3431

Location: 132 Street Block Association Park

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2018-05-05 2018-05-05 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81230163574200000, -73.94319915771500000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Hillside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-hillside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-hillside-park Date: May 5, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Hillside Dog Park to spread woodchips around the dog run at Hillside Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 917-513-8692

Location: Corner of Vine Street and Columbia Heights (in Hillside Park)

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B223G Hillside Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70174237253400000, -73.99451816082000000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Morningside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-morningside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-morningside-park Date: May 5, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Morningside BARC (Build A Run Coalition) to clean, mulch, and beautify Morningside Park Dog Run. We look forward to cleaning up the run with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Morningside Park Dog Run (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.80441970725900000, -73.95925074815800000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/bird-walks Date: May 5, 2018

Join NYC Audubon on a walk through the park to observe the many species of birds in Van Cortlandt Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 14:14:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/top-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/top-clinics Date: May 5, 2018

Join T.O.P Soccer every Saturday morning at Shoelace Park to enjoy free soccer clinics from 9:00am to 11:00am. T.O.P Clinics are designed to teach kids the fundamentals of soccer. Our qualified and interpersonal coaches incorporate mind, individual, and team building exercises to engage our future leaders.

Classes will begin with stimulating warm-ups followed by various soccer station drills then culminate with a scrimmage game and re-cap of the session. The safety of all children will be ensured during sessions as activities are geared towards having fun in a non-competitive environment.

This group is generously supported by Council Member Andy King through the NYC Council's Parks Equity Initiative, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson and in coordination with Partnerships for Parks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (914) 434-0958

Location: Shoelace Park Benches

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2018-05-05 2018-05-05 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.88000106811500000, -73.86810302734400000 Tue, 22 May 2018 12:14:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness Date: May 5, 2018

Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa. Bring your water bottle and positive energy for a morning of fun, friendship, and fitness for adults.

This is a beginner – intermediate Latin Dance Fitness course through Shape Up NYC.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:44:43 EST
<![CDATA[Beautify Historic Flushing Garden Volunteer Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/beautify-historic-flushing-garden-volunteer-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/beautify-historic-flushing-garden-volunteer-project Date: May 5, 2018

It's spring, and the Bowne House site and Weeping Beech Park gardens are bursting with new growth and blooming flowers! Volunteer in one of the oldest gardens in New York City, and help us clean up the winter debris. You can work in teams on group projects, work by yourself, or provide specialized horticulture or other garden expertise. Adults and children are welcome.

Previous groups of volunteers have enjoyed working together and witnessing the impact of their team work and efforts!

Volunteer teams include:

  • Raking teams: Rake tree leaves that have gathered in the garden beds and pick them up into paper bags for the NYC Compost Project. These leaves will be composted for future use in NYC community gardens and other NYC Parks and Recreation areas. The there is a strong educational focusing on sustainable in garden and park areas.
  • Mulching teams: Mulch the garden beds to help maintain moisture arounds the plantings in the dry periods and prevent weeds from taking over the areas. Move the mulch into wheelbarrows and into containers to help spread throughout the garden beds.

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-359-0528

Location: Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 9:45 am 1:00 pm 40.76290130615234400, -73.82520294189453000 Thu, 03 May 2018 13:29:34 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Inwood Hill Park Homer's Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-inwood-hill-park-homers-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-inwood-hill-park-homers-run Date: May 5, 2018

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Inwoof to do some general clean up of Homer's Run at Inwood Hill Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (727) 480-8779

Location: Homers Dog Run (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.87108612060547000, -73.92183685302734000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:44:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Arts Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/family-arts-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/family-arts-workshops Date: May 5, 2018

Join us for these fun-filled free workshops featuring music, dance, arts and crafts of Mexico! Families will design their own costumes, write songs and create their own dances inspired by the traditions of Mexico.

Saturday, May 5 - Arts and Crafts
Saturday, May 12 - Singing and Songwritting
Saturday, May 17 - Dance

Know before you go:

These workshops are taught in 45 minute increments and participation is first come first serve. Sign-up is held onsite and families are encouraged to arrive 15 - 20 minutes before a session.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ade07b794b19.jpg Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:44:31 EDT
<![CDATA[7th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/7th-annual-riverkeeper-sweep http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/7th-annual-riverkeeper-sweep Date: May 5, 2018

Riverside Park Conservancy partners with Riverkeeper for the 7th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep to remove trash and recyclables that are brought in with the tides and pile up along the Hudson River coastline. Join us for a coastal clean-up project at one of three locations in Riverside Park South (also in partnership with Trash Hero NY) or Riverside Park North.

Community volunteer events take place rain or shine. Volunteer projects are dependent on the season and the needs of the park. Closed toe work shoes required. Do not bring additional bags, as there is really no place to store belongings. Dress comfortably and be prepared to get dirty! Best to remove jewelry, and wear hair tied back. Do not bring additional bags, as there is really no place to store belongings.

For more event info or to register, please call (212) 870-3073 or email grassroots@riversideparknyc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3073

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aea2d36c8eb8.jpg Thu, 03 May 2018 14:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Drew Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-drew-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-drew-playground Date: May 5, 2018

Join Bringing the Peace on Saturday to spruce up our park by weeding and picking up litter to prepare for the summer season.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Drew Playground

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X021 Drew Playground 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.83309936523437500, -73.90329742431640000 Thu, 03 May 2018 17:14:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Sail with TASCA's Basic Sailing Program - Spring Session (Rescheduled)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/learn-to-sail-with-tascas-basic-sailing-program-spring-session1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/learn-to-sail-with-tascas-basic-sailing-program-spring-session1 Date: May 5, 2018

Learn to sail on Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s scenic Meadow Lake with the help of The American Small Craft Association, or TASCA. This comprehensive program includes lectures and on-the-water classes. Participants will learn to tie knots, rig a boat, and understand using the wind (as your engine) to sail the boat.

You may attend the first lecture on either Wednesday, May 2, from 6:00 p.m.to 9:00 p.m., or on Saturday, May 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The second lecture is scheduled for either Saturday, May 19, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. or Wednesday May 23, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Your series of six on-the-water classes will begin the week of May 7. You may choose between evening (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays, or a morning class (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) on Saturdays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 699-1951

Location: World's Fair Boathouse (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73580169677734400, -73.83845520019531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aaed5698189f.jpg Thu, 03 May 2018 14:14:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Boardwalk Barrels of Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/boardwalk-barrels-of-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/boardwalk-barrels-of-fun Date: May 5, 2018

Come and join us as we prepare for the 2018 beach season!

Boardwalk Barrels of Fun is an art competition and family fun day event. We will be painting trash barrels with colorful landscapes, seascapes, and carnival-themed art.

Winners will be chosen in several categories:

  • Family — children aged 12 and younger with guardians
  • Student—Junior High School, High School, College, and
  • Open—all other participants and winners will receive prizes.

No need to register, just show up! All supplies will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8998

Location: West 10th Street Boardwalk Entrance (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.57329940795900000, -73.97799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ace618b5f966.jpg Fri, 04 May 2018 09:44:32 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at WNYC Transmitter Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-wnyc-transmitter-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-wnyc-transmitter-park Date: May 5, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Transmitter Park to beautify and clean-up at WNYC Transmitter Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 917-804-1313

Location: WNYC Transmitter Park

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B385 WNYC Transmitter Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.72977066040000000, -73.96070861816400000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:44:23 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Bushwick Inlet Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-bushwick-inlet-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-bushwick-inlet-park Date: May 5, 2018

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Entrance at N 9th Street (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.72140670781000000, -73.96054959297200000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Red Hook Recreation Area]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area Date: May 5, 2018

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 347-204-9514

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-soundview-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-soundview-park Date: May 5, 2018

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 347-293-7032

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

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X118 Soundview Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81898351981300000, -73.87987279892000000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/learn-to-ride1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/learn-to-ride1 Date: May 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-430-4696

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.84854598612400000, -73.82138586044300000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Confetti Nests for Bluebirds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/family-art-project-confetti-nests-for-bluebirds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/family-art-project-confetti-nests-for-bluebirds Date: May 5, 2018

At the time of year when little nestlings appear, papermaker Randy Brozen returns to show us how to sculpt little bluebirds and vibrant nests from paper pulp and colorful, shredded confetti. Add raffia, pine needles and sticks and build a nest to keep little birds cozy. Make one bird or make a brood.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd653e5d9e.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:59:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Snug Harbor Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/snug-harbor-plant-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/snug-harbor-plant-sale Date: May 5, 2018

Your garden will be the envy of the block! At Snug Harbor's Plant Sale, you’ll find hard-to-find annuals and hardy perennials on sale, including herbaceous peonies, various iris species, and cultivars. Many plants will be suitable for outdoor containers.

Snug Harbor horticulturalists will be available to help with plant selections, to give professional advice, and answer questions. The NYC Compost Project will give away 15-pound bags of compost while supplies last. Your Plant Sale purchases will help Snug Harbor’s horticulture program and beautiful botanical gardens.

This event is rain or shine.

Snug Harbor Members Only Plant Sale: Friday, May 4 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3504

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac26fc7a83d5.jpg Fri, 06 Apr 2018 16:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteers Needed for Carousel Opening Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/volunteers-needed-for-carousel-opening-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/volunteers-needed-for-carousel-opening-day Date: May 5, 2018

Volunteers are needed for the set up and breakdown of the event and for assisting with activities during the day.

To volunteer, you must be at least 14 years old. Volunteers younger than 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Gloves and tools will be provided. Please bring water and a light snack.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x 311

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.60389328002930000, -74.15863037109375000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 16:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[May Day Craft and Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/may-day-plant-craft-sale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/may-day-plant-craft-sale Date: May 5, 2018

Join the Old Stone House at Washington Park at its festival to celebrate May and springtime in New York City with plants and crafts for sale.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.67293930053711000, -73.98460388183594000 Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up Zumba with Pascal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal Date: May 5, 2018

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Plant Starts Distribution]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/greenthumb-plant-starts-distribution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/greenthumb-plant-starts-distribution Date: May 5, 2018

Get your veggie transplants and native plant starts at our annual giveaway, plus tips on growing native plants in your garden.

Please note: All supplies are for registered GreenThumb community gardens only.

Pick Up Locations

Brooklyn
UCC Youth Farm
East New York Farms!
620 Schenck Avenue

Bronx
Melrose New Generation Garden
377 East 160th Street

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Melrose New Generation Community Garden,UCC Youth Farm

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2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.82389831542969000, -73.91500091552734000; 40.66569900512700000, -73.88680267334000000 Mon, 26 Feb 2018 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: May 5, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da1a01125a.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 5, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour Date: May 5, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/storytime-craft Date: May 5, 2018

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c4ba607a1c.JPG Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Jane's Walk: History and Mysteries of Snug Harbor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/history-mysteries-of-snug-harbor-janes-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/history-mysteries-of-snug-harbor-janes-walk Date: May 5, 2018

Learn about hidden time capsules, statues, ghost sightings, and more at Snug Harbor!

Join us for a free tour through Snug Harbor’s 83-acre campus. You'll learn about the history of the 19th-century campus alongside tales of strange occurrences and mysteries on our grounds.

Tours take place at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Registration
Registration is requested.

About Jane's Walk
Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. Jane’s Walks encourage people to share stories about their neighborhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbors.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3512

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

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac27ed1133dc.jpg Fri, 06 Apr 2018 16:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/learn-to-ride4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/learn-to-ride4 Date: May 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park

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Q129 Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69480133056640600, -73.82160186767578000 Wed, 02 May 2018 09:13:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: May 5, 2018

Take a self-guided tour through the Urban Farm to see the variety of fruits and vegetables that we are growing this season. Our farmers have planted some surprising and interesting produce this year so we encourage you to come visit! All ages welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aeb7a4cb1dbd.JPG Fri, 04 May 2018 12:58:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/learn-to-ride3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/learn-to-ride3 Date: May 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-408-0296

Location: Multi-Purpose Courts (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72740790321900000, -73.98193073272700000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 5, 2018

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd471e760f.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/learn-to-ride Date: May 5, 2018

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

Please pre-register at https://www.bike.nyc/education/programs/.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Jackson Pond Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.70100021362305000, -73.84259796142578000 Wed, 02 May 2018 09:13:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tour Date: May 5, 2018

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

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

Please note: Registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 656-2984

Location: Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68619918823200000, -73.88980102539100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab29740cb65f.jpg Fri, 06 Apr 2018 16:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Wolfe's Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park Date: May 5, 2018

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 734-358-2826

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

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.52040100097700000, -74.18949890136700000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:44:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Let's Connect! A Walk to Explore Restoration Options for Tibbetts Brook]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/lets-connect-a-walk-to-explore-restoration-options-for-tibbetts-brook http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/lets-connect-a-walk-to-explore-restoration-options-for-tibbetts-brook Date: May 5, 2018

Join NYC Parks on a tour of Tibbetts Brook as it journeys from stream, lake, sewer, and wetland through Van Cortlandt Park. Learn about plans to restore the historic wetlands and reconnect Tibbetts Brook to the Harlem River.

You’ll travel back in time, exploring the Brook’s ecology and discuss how restoring these habitats and removing flow from the sewer system can positively impact water quality, biodiversity, natural resources, and public access.

LED BY KATIE FRIEDMAN, WATERSHED PLANNER/NYC PARKS WITH FRIENDS OF VAN CORTLANDT PARK

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (914) 316-7117

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.88930130004900000, -73.89820098877000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad7588fe7214.JPG Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:44:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Wildlife Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/urban-wildlife-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/urban-wildlife-festival Date: May 5, 2018

Join NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers at the Urban Wildlife Festival!

Get up close and personal with owls, hawks, porcupines, tortoises, and more at this FREE festival in Highbridge Park! Learn about their traits and behaviors from New York State licensed rehabilitators and the Urban Park Rangers.

Learn about squirrels, raccoons, coyotes, skunks, deer, and more. Find out the best places in New York City and New York State to watch wildlife.

There will be fun activities for kids and musical performances!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.84230041503906000, -73.93499755859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa69eff9f1c8.jpg Wed, 02 May 2018 14:43:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Carousel Opening Day: Celebrating Cinco de Mayo & Monarch Butterflies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/carousel-opening-day-celebrating-cinco-de-mayo-monarch-butterflies-the-2018-season-begins http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/carousel-opening-day-celebrating-cinco-de-mayo-monarch-butterflies-the-2018-season-begins Date: May 5, 2018

Join us for fun and games as we greet another new carousel season in the Greenbelt's Willowbrook park!

This year's celebration falls on Cinco de Mayo! Join us as we celebrate Mexican style! Festivities will begin at noon with a live musical performance by "Music with Patrick".

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.60359954833984400, -74.15840148925781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aaabf922380e.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:59:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 5, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: May 5, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees Date: May 5, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8204b215bb3.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Garden Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/seasonal-garden-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/seasonal-garden-tours Date: May 5, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-05 2018-05-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c52e83aa87.JPG Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands On History: Make a Scented Sachet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/hands-on-history-make-a-scented-sachet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/hands-on-history-make-a-scented-sachet Date: May 5, 2018

Come make a floral scented sachet like the ones worn and used 200 years ago! We’ll also learn about perfume lockets and popular scents of the time, including what George Washington put in his cologne! Then visit the rest of the museum and learn about Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:44:52 EST
<![CDATA[Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/ridgewood-reservoir-community-tour1 Date: May 5, 2018

NYC H2O is offering free tours of the Ridgewood Reservoir.

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 656-2984

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2018-05-05 2018-05-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aac19cb8508f.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Exposicion Immigrantes Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/exposicion-immigrantes-opening-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/exposicion-immigrantes-opening-reception Date: May 5, 2018

Join artist Persio Minier at the opening reception of the new exhibition at Poe Park Visitor Center, Immigrantes. Meet and greet the artist for a talk and discussion of his work and learn what inspired Immigrantes.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-05 2018-05-05 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:44:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Kingsbridge Heights Community Garden Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/kingsbridge-heights-community-garden-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/05/kingsbridge-heights-community-garden-open-house Date: May 5, 2018

Come join Kingsbridge Heights Community Garden and celebrate the new growing season!

On Saturday, May 5, the garden will host its first garden event for prospective volunteers. Join us for an afternoon of garden work and family-friendly activities. Plus, get to meet the Kingsbridge Heights community at our annual neighborhood festival!

For questions, please contact William Littleton by email at wlittleton@khcc-nyc.org or by phone at (718) 884-0700 ext.127.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 884-0700 x127

Location: Kingsbridge Heights Community Garden

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