NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 22 May 2018 05:51:28 GMT <![CDATA[CANCELLED: 'Fantastic' Voyage Workshop: Learn How to Make a Hibiscus Sports Drink]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/fantastic-voyage-workshop1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/fantastic-voyage-workshop1 Date: April 22, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This hands-on workshop will use the backdrop of the Fantastic Voyage exhibition to explore the history of the Green Revolution and the rise of industrial food production. We will take a closer look at how food has migrated from a source of health and wellness to a co-opted capitalist tool designed to create a dependency on (and some would say addiction to) processed foods and all of its sugar, salt, and fat configurations.

Participants will learn how to make a hibiscus sports drink as an example of regaining a comprehensive understanding of food for sale versus the food we grow and/or prepare ourselves.

This workshop is offered as part of the Fantastic Voyage exhibition by artists Stefani Bardin and Assaf Tamir. The immersive installation at the Freshkills Park Studio + Gallery explores the role of food production in our personal health and the health of the environment.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5372

Location: Freshkills Park Studio + Gallery

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<![CDATA[It's My Park at Virginia Park: 2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/its-my-park-at-virginia-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/its-my-park-at-virginia-park Date: April 22, 2018

Join Loving the Bronx's 2nd Annual Earth Day event!

The group celebrates everything green with an afternoon of family-friendly activities, including arts and crafts, clay modeling, jewelry making, rock painting, a dance workshop, and drumming, along with light general clean-up.

Think green!

For groups of 10+, please contact nilkamartell@yahoo.com. Anyone under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 992-2860

Location: Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park)

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X148L1 Virginia Park 2018-04-22 2018-04-22 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83319549866400000, -73.86258685588800000 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/earth-day-celebration1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/earth-day-celebration1 Date: April 22, 2018

Enjoy a spring day of seed ball making, seed starting, and a community picnic! Bring a dish to share; everyone is welcome. Meet new members and reconnect with old ones.

For any questions on this event, please email Mary Martin at elgarden.bushwick@gmail.com.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: El Garden

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2018-04-22 2018-04-22 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.69951800000000000, -73.93060000000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acfd18b8206f.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/earth-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/earth-day-celebration Date: April 22, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center for our annual Earth Day celebration. Enjoy activities from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Urban Park Rangers, NYC Parks Wildlife Unit, NYS Sanitation and Prospect Park Alliance Natural Resource Team.

  • Fishing Lessons, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Enjoy this fun introduction to catch-and-release fishing. The Department of Environmental Conservation’s Bureau of Fisheries (DEC) and Alliance naturalists will teach participants the basics for fishing in Prospect Park Lake. Bait, tackle, instruction, and fishing license will be provided.
  • Raptors at the Boathouse, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Get up-close and see real birds of prey such as owls, hawks and other raptors. Wildlife specialists will showcase a variety of live bird specimen and will be able to answer all your questions about these amazing creatures. This is an ongoing 2 hour program, no reservation needed.

Register today to let us know you are coming!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-04-22 2018-04-22 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day: Senses Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/earth-day-senses-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/earth-day-senses-walk Date: April 22, 2018

Celebrate Earth Day with the Urban Park Rangers and immerse yourself in the wonders nature.

Use all of your senses and explore the park, searching high and low for clues with the Urban Park Rangers as your guide.

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex

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2018-04-22 2018-04-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.58341300000000000, -74.07372440000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aabf0c84dbbc.jpg Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Maria Hernandez Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/its-my-park-at-maria-hernandez-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/its-my-park-at-maria-hernandez-park Date: April 22, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Keep Bushwick Beautiful to beautify and celebrate Earth Day at Maria Hernandez Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maria Hernandez Park House (in Maria Hernandez Park)

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2018-04-22 2018-04-22 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70293895693700000, -73.92403388023400000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 16:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: April 22, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-04-22 2018-04-22 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:46 EST
<![CDATA[Historic Richmond Town's Sensory Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/hrts-sensory-sundays-sundays-in-april http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/hrts-sensory-sundays-sundays-in-april Date: April 22, 2018

This new program broadens the site's accessibility and enhances the visitor experience for people on the Autism Spectrum.

The Grace Foundation is partnering with HRT's historical interpreters as co-tour leaders for this special series of sensory tours.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2018-04-22 2018-04-22 1:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.57006212289800000, -74.14493775367700000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Balancing Yin and Yang: The Place of Chinese Philosophy in Garden Construction]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/balancing-yin-and-yang-the-place-of-chinese-philosophy-in-garden-construction http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/balancing-yin-and-yang-the-place-of-chinese-philosophy-in-garden-construction Date: April 22, 2018

Traditional Chinese thought has played an important role in the design of traditional Chinese gardens from the Song dynasty onward. In this lecture, a collaboration between Snug Harbor Education and the CUNY College of Staten Island’s East Asian Studies Department, we will look at how these and other ideas are embodied in the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden. After the presentation, we will tour the garden to see these concepts and design elements in action.

Please note: This event takes place at 2:00 p.m. and at 4:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Chinese Scholar’s Garden provides continuing support in the maintenance of the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3512

Location: Chinese Scholar's Garden

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2018-04-22 2018-04-22 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64216684859900000, -74.10428428649900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac23dc49c3b7.JPG Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:29:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 22, 2018

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-22 2018-04-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9dc0df7423d.jpg Fri, 09 Mar 2018 14:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Concert: João Luiz, Guitar and Special Guest Mandolin Player Danilo Brito]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/concert-joo-luiz-guitar-special-guest-mandolin-player-danilo-brito http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/concert-joo-luiz-guitar-special-guest-mandolin-player-danilo-brito Date: April 22, 2018

João Luiz of the Brasil Guitar Duo will return for another splendid concert. This time he will be joined by fellow Brazilian and master mandolinist Danilo Brito. The two performed sold-out shows past spring at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Together they will showcase the choro, an enduringly popular Brazilian music known for instrumental virtuosity, improvisation, syncopation, and counterpoint.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-22 2018-04-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6dc848eb74.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: April 22, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-22 2018-04-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Floral Design Workshop: Tulips]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/floral-design-workshop-tulips http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/22/floral-design-workshop-tulips Date: April 22, 2018

Arrange tulips at Tulip Time. Participants will learn the beauty of designing with tulips as they create a spring vase arrangement to take home. All flowers and materials provided.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718.886.3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-04-22 2018-04-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a849a144eed6.JPG Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours Date: April 23, 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: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-04-23 2018-04-23 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4dd5050cbe.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Paul Raimonda Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/its-my-park-at-paul-raimonda-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/its-my-park-at-paul-raimonda-playground Date: April 23, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Raimonda Park to spread compost through the flower beds with NYC Compost Project hosted by BIG Reuse at Paul Raimonda Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: 47th Street Entrance at 20th Avenue (in Paul Raimonda Playground)

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Q298 Paul Raimonda Playground 2018-04-23 2018-04-23 9:00 am 11:30 am 40.77298433014000000, -73.89770299203400000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 16:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Natural Impact]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/exhibition-natural-impact http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/exhibition-natural-impact Date: April 23, 2018

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-23 2018-04-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ed9a8aacea.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: April 23, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-23 2018-04-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: April 23, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-23 2018-04-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: April 23, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-04-23 2018-04-23 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: April 23, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-04-23 2018-04-23 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: April 23, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-23 2018-04-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: April 23, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-04-23 2018-04-23 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe6bd8596.jpg Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic Date: April 23, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2018-04-23 2018-04-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 23, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-23 2018-04-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: April 23, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-04-23 2018-04-23 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[The Folio is Female: Great Women of Shakespeare]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/the-folio-is-female-great-women-of-shakespeare http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/23/the-folio-is-female-great-women-of-shakespeare Date: April 23, 2018

Join Bryant Park Corp. for a birth (and death) day celebration for the Bard that celebrates the dynamic female leads of Shakespeare’s plays.

The evening will feature classic monologues and scenes performed by The Drilling Company, as well as a New Orleans Second Line funeral processional by the Jambalaya Brass Band to spirit the Bard into Bryant Park.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-04-23 2018-04-23 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4d83583038.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: April 24, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-04-24 2018-04-24 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[Spring Migration Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/spring-migration-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/spring-migration-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon Date: April 24, 2018

Join us for a bird walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.

The walk will be led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon. Gabriel is an experienced birder and naturalist, and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City. He has been leading walks for NYC Audubon for more than ten years, guiding new and experienced birders in all five boroughs and beyond.

After the walk, we hope you will linger to enjoy the nation's largest perennial garden open 365 days free to the public! Learn more about The Battery at thebattery.org.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3495

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-04-24 2018-04-24 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a440aefc3eb9.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic Date: April 24, 2018

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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B245 St. John's Recreation Center 2018-04-24 2018-04-24 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbdc2a4dee.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Natural Impact]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/exhibition-natural-impact http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/exhibition-natural-impact Date: April 24, 2018

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-24 2018-04-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ed9a8aacea.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[The Bronx-La Villette Exhibition: Matteo Pellegrinuzzi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/the-bronxla-villette-matteo-pellegrinuzzi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/the-bronxla-villette-matteo-pellegrinuzzi Date: April 24, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-04-24 2018-04-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab55c5138eac.jpg Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Up-cycle to Art-Decorative Arts: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/upcycle-to-artdecorative-arts-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/upcycle-to-artdecorative-arts-adults Date: April 24, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-04-24 2018-04-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:49 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic Date: April 24, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-24 2018-04-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic2 Date: April 24, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2018-04-24 2018-04-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: April 24, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-24 2018-04-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: April 24, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-24 2018-04-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/communication-and-soacialization http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/communication-and-soacialization Date: April 24, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-04-24 2018-04-24 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:59:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 24, 2018

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-24 2018-04-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9dc21fc4d41.jpg Fri, 09 Mar 2018 14:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic Date: April 24, 2018

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2018-04-24 2018-04-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: April 24, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-24 2018-04-24 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe6bd8596.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic1 Date: April 24, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B210W John J Carty Park 2018-04-24 2018-04-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Swimming Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic Date: April 24, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2018-04-24 2018-04-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.71509933471680000, -73.96050262451172000 Fri, 09 Mar 2018 16:44:59 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic Date: April 24, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B210W John J Carty Park 2018-04-24 2018-04-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour: Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/gallery-tour Date: April 24, 2018

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

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-04-24 2018-04-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6be175fcdf.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 24, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-24 2018-04-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art Date: April 24, 2018

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-04-24 2018-04-24 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:44:40 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park Date: April 24, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Good.Clean.Fun. to exercise in the park, borrow a pair of re-usable work gloves and pick up trash along the way at McCarren Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-24 2018-04-24 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.71909209612800000, -73.95207405090300000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Beekeeping: An Introduction (Bronx)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/beekeeping-an-introduction-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/beekeeping-an-introduction-bronx Date: April 24, 2018

Curious about bees for honey and pollination in your community garden? Join Liane Newton from nycbeekeeping.org for an introduction to the world of bees. This introductory, three-part series (spring, summer, and fall) will help you decide whether beekeeping is for you and learn about opportunities to bring honeybees, and other kinds of bees, to your garden.

Registered GreenThumb gardeners who attend all three sessions will be eligible to receive a free book on beekeeping for their garden. Attendees have priority to join 2018 nycbeekeeping.org training programs.

This workshop is also offered in Spanish translation.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Risse Street Community Garden

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2018-04-24 2018-04-24 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.87840652465800000, -73.88558959960900000 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 12:29:58 EST
<![CDATA[Stargazing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/stargazing Date: April 24, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212)206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2018-04-24 2018-04-24 6:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.74177862855900000, -74.00772690773000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5abe4da6c8e7d.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:14:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: April 24, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2018-04-24 2018-04-24 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/24/wheelchair-basketball Date: April 24, 2018

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-04-24 2018-04-24 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59f0f6cadfa8b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:55 EST
<![CDATA[The Bronx-La Villette Exhibition: Matteo Pellegrinuzzi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/the-bronxla-villette-matteo-pellegrinuzzi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/the-bronxla-villette-matteo-pellegrinuzzi Date: April 25, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-04-25 2018-04-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab55c5138eac.jpg Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Natural Impact]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/exhibition-natural-impact http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/exhibition-natural-impact Date: April 25, 2018

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-25 2018-04-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ed9a8aacea.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic3 Date: April 25, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2018-04-25 2018-04-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.71509933471680000, -73.96050262451172000 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:30:08 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic1 Date: April 25, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2018-04-25 2018-04-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:06 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: April 25, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-25 2018-04-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: April 25, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-25 2018-04-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: American Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/american-sign-language Date: April 25, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.


Learn Signs from American Sign Language! Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. Use those signs in sentences.
Handouts will be provided. Consists of 17 lessons that are repeated. Open to all adults.

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-04-25 2018-04-25 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:59:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: April 25, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-25 2018-04-25 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/2018/04/25/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/central-park-spring-blooms-conservatory-garden-tour Date: April 25, 2018

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

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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-25 2018-04-25 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Cornhole Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/2018-senior-games-cornhole-clinic2 Date: April 25, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-25 2018-04-25 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:30:08 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic1 Date: April 25, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-04-25 2018-04-25 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe6bd8596.jpg Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Adults Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/adults-le-petit-delicate-paper-art-mini-dioramas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/adults-le-petit-delicate-paper-art-mini-dioramas Date: April 25, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-04-25 2018-04-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Lawn Care Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/spring-lawn-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/spring-lawn-care Date: April 25, 2018

Need help getting a handle on your lawn? Our holistic Spring Lawn Care workshop offers a refresher on maintaining your lawn year-round, with a focus on what needs to be done in spring. And please, don’t fertilize your lawn before coming to this workshop—you’ll learn why we only fertilize in fall, or not at all! Please dress for the weather in attire you don’t mind getting dirty.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718.886.3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-04-25 2018-04-25 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a849daf0cdfd.jpg Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: April 25, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-25 2018-04-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Pickleball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/2018-senior-games-pickleball-clinic Date: April 25, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

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

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B210W John J Carty Park 2018-04-25 2018-04-25 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.61330032348600000, -74.03019714355500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbe2d836a8.jpg Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Inspired by...Kara Walker]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/art-inspired-by-kara-walker http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/art-inspired-by-kara-walker Date: April 25, 2018

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

RSVP required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-04-25 2018-04-25 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Workshop for Manhattan Volunteers: Manhattan Parks Connections]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/workshop-for-manhattan-volunteers-manhattan-parks-connections http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/workshop-for-manhattan-volunteers-manhattan-parks-connections Date: April 25, 2018

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

Upcoming Workshop: Manhattan Parks Connections

Are you a park volunteer or supporter in Manhattan? Come to this workshop to meet other community members caring for local parks and hear about the amazing work park groups are doing across Manhattan!

You will learn about ways to spruce up your neighborhood park, get funding, work with NYC Parks staff in your borough, and more. You may not know all the people that play a role in maintaining and supporting your park, so join us to meet some new faces, enjoy a free dinner, and get plugged into the larger network of park volunteers & staff in your borough.

Featured Speakers include:

  • Matt Green, Deputy Chief of Staff, Council Member Corey Johnson
  • Lucy Robson, Director of Research & Planning, New Yorkers for Parks
  • Terese Flores, Regional Manager, NYC Parks
  • Malaika Green and Roberto Barreto, Deputy Chiefs of Recreation, NYC Parks
  • Dawson Smith, Co-Founder, NYC Mountain Bike Association

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

Register here.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-25 2018-04-25 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.76760101318400000, -73.97129821777300000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:29:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/25/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team1 Date: April 25, 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 2018-04-25 2018-04-25 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:44 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: April 26, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-04-26 2018-04-26 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[2018 Senior Games Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/2018-senior-games-basketball-clinic Date: April 26, 2018

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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B245 St. John's Recreation Center 2018-04-26 2018-04-26 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbdc2a4dee.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer at the High Rock Challenge 10K Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/volunteers-needed-to-assist-with-set-up-for-high-rock-challenge-10k-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/volunteers-needed-to-assist-with-set-up-for-high-rock-challenge-10k-race Date: April 26, 2018

Volunteers are needed to assist with set up on April 26 and April 27 for the High Rock Challenge at the Henry Kaufmann Camp Grounds.

Volunteers will help with moving and staging obstacles in this 10K obstacle course race in Staten Island's Greenbelt. (Time to be determined.)

All events are listed on our website sigreenbelt.org To volunteer for any of our events, you must be at least 14 years old. Volunteers under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Gloves and tools are provided. Please bring water and a light snack with you.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x 311

Location: Henry Kaufman Campgrounds

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2018-04-26 2018-04-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.59749186051900000, -74.11916279792800000 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx-La Villette Exhibition: Matteo Pellegrinuzzi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/the-bronxla-villette-matteo-pellegrinuzzi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/the-bronxla-villette-matteo-pellegrinuzzi Date: April 26, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-04-26 2018-04-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab55c5138eac.jpg Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Natural Impact]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/exhibition-natural-impact http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/exhibition-natural-impact Date: April 26, 2018

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-26 2018-04-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8ed9a8aacea.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 13:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Swimming Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic Date: April 26, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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2018-04-26 2018-04-26 9:30 am 10:15 am 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/greenbelt-peepers Date: April 26, 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 2018-04-26 2018-04-26 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[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: April 26, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-26 2018-04-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: April 26, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-26 2018-04-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 Date: April 26, 2018

Play chess or checkers? Then come and test your skills at the 2018 NYC Parks Senior Games Board Games clinic hosted by Red Hook Recreation Center.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2018-04-26 2018-04-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Poem in Your Pocket Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/poem-in-your-pocket-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/poem-in-your-pocket-day Date: April 26, 2018

Student poets share their work at the 16th annual citywide Poem in Your Pocket Day.

Hosted by Daniel Kitrosser, Writer and Actor

With William Lohier, NYC Youth Poet Laureate

Music by DJ Flip Bundlez

Produced in cooperation with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Office of the Mayor, The Department of Education, and NYC Votes.

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay Photography

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-04-26 2018-04-26 10:30 am 1:30 pm 40.75411674857600000, -73.98336881399200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad519a09b77e.jpg Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:14:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park1 Date: April 26, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-26 2018-04-26 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[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds Date: April 26, 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 2018-04-26 2018-04-26 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/2018/04/26/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/special-express-arts Date: April 26, 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 2018-04-26 2018-04-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Shuffleboard Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/2018-senior-games-shuffleboard-clinic Date: April 26, 2018

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. John's Recreation Center

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2018-04-26 2018-04-26 11:30 am 1:30 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Jazz with Ray Mantilla]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/arts-culture-fun-jazz-with-ray-mantilla http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/arts-culture-fun-jazz-with-ray-mantilla Date: April 26, 2018

Join us for a live concert with Ray Mantilla, legendary conga player along with his exciting jazz and latin quartet.

Ray Mantilla has been a professional percussionist for over 60 years. He has toured the world, notably Cuba with Dizzy Gillespie and Italy every year for the past 35 years, and has played with jazz greats like Max Roach, Art Blakey, Eartha Kitt, Charles Mingus, and Freddie Hubbard, as well as most of the great latin music orchestras including Tito Puente's. Ray has been recognized by the South Bronx Cultural Trail and the state of Connecticut. These performances feature his exciting small ensemble.

Joining Ray Mantilla are world class musicians:

  • Diego Lopez - drums
  • Mike Freeman - vibraphone
  • Cucho Martinez - bass

Every Thursday midday, 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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2018-04-26 2018-04-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81282630000000000, -73.93931230000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7b09e9ceaaa.JPG Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:14:41 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Swimming Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/2018-senior-games-swimming-clinic2 Date: April 26, 2018

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

Come out and get ready to train hard! Train with some of our best staff and challenge our members in competitions to help build your skills.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2018-04-26 2018-04-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/tour-the-battery Date: April 26, 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 2018-04-26 2018-04-26 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[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 26, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-04-26 2018-04-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/kids-imaginative-arts Date: April 26, 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 2018-04-26 2018-04-26 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/2018/04/26/mekong-group-music-class-da-tranh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/mekong-group-music-class-da-tranh Date: April 26, 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 2018-04-26 2018-04-26 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/2018/04/26/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park Date: April 26, 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: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R078 Northerleigh Park 2018-04-26 2018-04-26 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.62205155290000000, -74.13385927680000000 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:29:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours Date: April 26, 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 2018-04-26 2018-04-26 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[Beekeeping: An Introduction (Brooklyn)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/beekeeping-an-introduction-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/beekeeping-an-introduction-brooklyn Date: April 26, 2018

Curious about what it takes to keep honey bees in your community garden? Join longtime beekeeping experts and community gardeners Gemma Garcia and Brenda Thompson-Duchene for an introduction to the world of bees and learn about what it takes to be a beekeeper. This will be a three-part series through the summer and fall.

Registered GreenThumb gardeners who attend all sessions will be eligible to receive a free book on beekeeping for their garden.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. John Cantius Parish

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2018-04-26 2018-04-26 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.66749954223600000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/26/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: April 26, 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 2018-04-26 2018-04-26 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[The Bronx-La Villette Exhibition: Matteo Pellegrinuzzi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/27/the-bronxla-villette-matteo-pellegrinuzzi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/27/the-bronxla-villette-matteo-pellegrinuzzi Date: April 27, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-04-27 2018-04-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab55c5138eac.jpg Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:49 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Table Tennis Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/27/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/27/2018-senior-games-table-tennis-clinic1 Date: April 27, 2018

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-27 2018-04-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dc04746981.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/27/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/27/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic1 Date: April 27, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-04-27 2018-04-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbfaa24431.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:53 EST
<![CDATA[Arbor Day with Madison Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/27/arbor-day-with-madison-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/27/arbor-day-with-madison-square-park Date: April 27, 2018

Celebrate Arbor Day with Madison Square Park’s arboretum and a day of free programming where you can learn all about MSPC’s favorite trees—some of which are over 165 years old! Start the day with Gardener Steph as she leads a tour of the Park’s trees. Her 10am tour begins at the Southern Fountain. Throughout the day, the fountain will also be home to fun and interactive tree-themed activities presented by our partners and MSPC staff members. At 12:30pm, stop by the Reflecting Pool, where urban arborist Bill Logan will speak about the history of Madison Square Park’s trees. Stick around as Story Laurie shares engaging tree tales for the whole family from 1-2pm. See the full schedule below:

Southern Fountain

10am-11am
Gardener Steph leads an informative tour around the trees of the Park.

10am-2pm
Ask a Mad. Sq. Gardener about any horticulture related questions you may have.

1:30pm-2:30pm
Donna Masini invites people to write poems on paper leaves and contribute to a growing chain of poetry leaves. Donna Masini is a poet and novelist. She teaches poetry and fiction at Hunter College.

3:30pm-5:30pm
Trees New York: A leaf identification activity.

5:30pm-7:30pm
Draw the Trees: Grab materials at the Southern Fountain, and draw the trees of the Park.


Reflecting Pool

12:30pm-1pm
Urban arborist Bill Logan will discuss the history of the trees in Madison Square Park.

1pm-2pm
Story Laurie will tell personal tales involving tree ecology and animals. Story Laurie is a storyteller that brings the art form to a wide audience and has performed numerous times in the Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2018-04-27 2018-04-27 10:00 am 7:30 pm 40.74100112915039000, -73.98829650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ae09084213a4.jpg Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:44:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the AXIS Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/27/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/27/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project Date: April 27, 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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2018-04-27 2018-04-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81280660000000000, -73.93924480000000000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[2018 Senior Games Board Games Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/27/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/04/27/2018-senior-games-board-games-clinic Date: April 27, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3211

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2018-04-27 2018-04-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8dbf6dbedcb.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:59:52 EST