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 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:02:32 GMT <![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Flow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-flow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-flow Date: May 18, 2018

Afro Flow Yoga infuses electrifying dance movements of the African Diaspora, a meditative yoga sequence of gentle yet powerful stretches and the soulful rhythms of live drums!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2018-05-18 2018-05-18 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:44:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/bryant-park-shakespeare-a-midsummer-nights-dream http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/bryant-park-shakespeare-a-midsummer-nights-dream Date: May 18, 2018

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

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

Photo credit: Adela Loconte.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-05-18 2018-05-18 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4ef281dc15.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:44:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Watching at the Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/bird-watching-at-the-reservoir Date: May 19, 2018

Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Binoculars are recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 718-235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Fri, 06 Apr 2018 13:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/shape-up-nyc-latin-dance-for-fitness Date: May 19, 2018

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:44:43 EST
<![CDATA[Green Neighborhood: Edenwald - Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/0519-seton-falls-park-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/0519-seton-falls-park-forest-restoration Date: May 19, 2018

Join NYC Parks Stewardship Team's monthly Green Neighborhood event to protect natural areas and street trees in Edenwald, Bronx! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help protect the forest and create a healthier ecosystem.

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Crawford Avenue and Boller Avenue (in Seton Falls Park)

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X046 Seton Falls Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88539162579200000, -73.83768820762600000 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:14:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint a Rainbow Mural! Join the Friends of Forest Park with Artists Amanda Long and Tommy Hartung]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/paint-a-mural-join-the-friends-of-forest-park-with-artists-amanda-long-and-tommy-hartung-at-the-greenhouse-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/paint-a-mural-join-the-friends-of-forest-park-with-artists-amanda-long-and-tommy-hartung-at-the-greenhouse-playground Date: May 19, 2018

Join the Friends of Forest Park with artists Amanda Long and Tommy Hartung at the Greenhouse Playground to paint the Rainbow Mural. This is a family-friendly event. All materials will be provided, and free snacks and t-shirts will be available for all volunteers.

Located off the Woodhaven Boulevard entrance to Forest Park, the Rainbow Mural will be a colorful reclamation of the well-worn concrete barrier at the Forest Park Greenhouse Playground near the historical carousel. A pixelated rainbow pattern will be painted on the interior and exterior of the play area and skate park.

For more information, and to RSVP, please contact friendsofforestpark@yahoo.com or amandalongstudio@gmail.com.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenhouse Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.70141178691900000, -73.85612297058100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad0bec29382f.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Jones Woods Park Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/0519-jones-woods-park-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/0519-jones-woods-park-forest-restoration Date: May 19, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

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

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R048 Jones Woods Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.63850021362305000, -74.09079742431640000 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:14:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer: Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-day-forest-restorationinvasive-specie-removal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-day-forest-restorationinvasive-specie-removal Date: May 19, 2018

Give some TreeLC to Conference House Park's emerging maritime forest. Help newly-planted native trees take hold with the removal of strangling invasive vines and plants.

Tools and gloves will be provided.

Refreshments will also be available.

Community service credit available.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 417-6917

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab524ddda2d1.jpg Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Amazing Bronx River Flotilla]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/2018-amazing-bronx-river-flotilla http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/2018-amazing-bronx-river-flotilla Date: May 19, 2018

Join the Bronx River Alliance for the 2018 Amazing Bronx River Flotilla, "A 5-mile Paddle for the River"!

The Flotilla is a one-of-a-kind adventure and fun celebration of our efforts to reclaim the Bronx River. It also raises crucial funds to support our 2018 Canoe Program, so we can offer free and reduced cost paddling adventures for Bronx children and families.

Join the 5-mile paddle! Register today!

Rain date: May 26

Greet the paddlers and enjoy FREE activities from noon to 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Riverside Park. For more information, take a look at the FAQs.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4602

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard,Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 9:30 am 4:00 pm 40.88420104980500000, -73.86689758300800000; 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa6deef8ec70.gif Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It’s My Park Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/its-my-park-day Date: May 19, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lookout Hill (in Prospect Park)

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Community Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/community-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/community-volunteer-day Date: May 19, 2018

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

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Refreshments will be served.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c8b6777ed6.JPG Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bartow's Literary Elevenses Book Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/bartows-literary-elevenses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/bartows-literary-elevenses Date: May 19, 2018

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

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

Registration is requested.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7dca2bd66e3.jpg Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Dogs in Parks: Town Hall - Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/dogs-in-parks-town-hall-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/dogs-in-parks-town-hall-bronx Date: May 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

RSVP here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-2778

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a98675d2f656.jpg Thu, 01 Mar 2018 16:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up Zumba with Pascal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/shape-up-zumba-with-pascal Date: May 19, 2018

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/learn-to-ride2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/learn-to-ride2 Date: May 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-430-4696

Location: Shoelace Park

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4a8670027f.jpg Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crabs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/horseshoe-crabs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/horseshoe-crabs Date: May 19, 2018

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Plumb Beach Parking Lot

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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.58354531960800000, -73.92113113403300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac3da5538d9e.jpg Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fun with Fungi: Mycoculture Using Compost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/fun-with-fungi-mycoculture-using-compost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/fun-with-fungi-mycoculture-using-compost Date: May 19, 2018

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

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

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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

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

Please bring a mat.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da35ed128f.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:59:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: May 19, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: River Garden

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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.84154400000000000, -73.87672800000000000 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:44:56 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/learn-to-ride Date: May 19, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Horace Harding Playground

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a997d4178213.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:29:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 19, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820742d7d6e.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The New York City Naturalist Club: Urban Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-urban-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/the-new-york-city-naturalist-club-urban-wildlife Date: May 19, 2018

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1444

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acfa5fc7e114.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/learn-to-ride1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/learn-to-ride1 Date: May 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-6172

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-408-0296

Location: Samuel Seabury Playground

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M236 Samuel Seabury Playground 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.78540039062500000, -73.95079803466797000 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 19, 2018

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd471e760f.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Birdy Basecamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/birdy-basecamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/birdy-basecamp Date: May 19, 2018

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4a8f28234b.jpg Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/farmhouse-family-day Date: May 19, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

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

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Q051 St. Albans Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.69309997558594000, -73.77880096435547000 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 13:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/immigrants-the-roots-of-innovation Date: May 19, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000; 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a567c140c0a5.jpg Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:14:44 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Walk: Plants for Bird-Friendly Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/nature-walk-plants-for-birdfriendly-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/nature-walk-plants-for-birdfriendly-gardens Date: May 19, 2018

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4aa0691e08.jpg Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 19, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/wave-hill-history-walk Date: May 19, 2018

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4ab412e5b9.jpg Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Illustrating Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/illustrating-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/illustrating-birds Date: May 19, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Highland Avenue Entrance (in Captain Tilly Park)

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Q052 Captain Tilly Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.71079601552100000, -73.79861783981300000 Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/family-day Date: May 19, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Turtle Playground

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Q357G Turtle Playground 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.74209976196289000, -73.82740020751953000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Marvelous Mushrooms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/marvelous-mushrooms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/marvelous-mushrooms Date: May 19, 2018

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

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

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

Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Campos Community Garden

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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72719955444300000, -73.97760009765600000 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:44:56 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Discovery Walk for Families: Towering Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/central-park-tour-discovery-walk-for-families-towering-trees Date: May 19, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8204b215bb3.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 19, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Barnes & Noble

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2018-05-19 2018-05-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73702140000000000, -73.98960260000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa050ac64ffa.png Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Gallery Drop-In with Artists and Curators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/gallery-tour Date: May 19, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[King of the Court Volleyball Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/king-of-the-court-volleyball-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/king-of-the-court-volleyball-tournament Date: May 19, 2018

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 6469927859

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

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 2:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.71070098876953000, -73.99669647216797000 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:14:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: CONSUMATA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/arts-culture-fun-consumata http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/arts-culture-fun-consumata Date: May 19, 2018

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2018-05-19 2018-05-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.81769943237305000, -73.88130187988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad657ab9d710.jpg Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/19/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot-festival Date: May 19, 2018

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

Rain date May 20.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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

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

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

Photo credit: Adela Loconte.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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

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

Binoculars are recommended for this event.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 718-235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2018-05-20 2018-05-20 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.68640136718750000, -73.88919830322266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da674de357.jpg Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Spring It's My Park Day at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/spring-its-my-park-day-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/spring-its-my-park-day-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 20, 2018

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

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

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

Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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

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

Ages 5+. Donations are welcome.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aaace4626981.png Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Pelham Parkway North]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/imp-project-pelham-parkway-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/imp-project-pelham-parkway-north Date: May 20, 2018

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 285-6700

Location: Pelham Parkway North and Wallace Avenue

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2018-05-20 2018-05-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.85791790000000000, -73.86466170000000000 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:59:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights Date: May 20, 2018

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Washington's Slow Retreat to Victory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/historic-new-york-washingtons-slow-retreat-to-victory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/historic-new-york-washingtons-slow-retreat-to-victory Date: May 20, 2018

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.61740112304687500, -74.11170196533203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac22b8c6f97c.JPG Thu, 05 Apr 2018 16:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/learn-to-ride Date: May 20, 2018

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Kaiser Park Entrance (in Kaiser Park)

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Bay Waters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/science-in-the-park-baywaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/science-in-the-park-baywaters Date: May 20, 2018

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for fun, FREE, hands-on science programming in Little Bay Park. We'll grab a seining net and learn about the various creatures that live in the bay. Boots provided.

This series will not meet on June 17.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Cryders Lane and Utopia Parkway (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.78898561356900000, -73.79389047622700000 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Bees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/natures-workshop-bees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/natures-workshop-bees Date: May 20, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:46 EST
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/family-day1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/family-day1 Date: May 20, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Rufus King Park

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70389938354492000, -73.80339813232422000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Fun on the Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/fun-on-the-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/fun-on-the-farm Date: May 20, 2018

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 20, 2018

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd78f1edb2.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: Quintet of the Americas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/music-in-the-garden-quintet-of-the-americas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/music-in-the-garden-quintet-of-the-americas Date: May 20, 2018

Queens Botanical Garden welcomes back the Quintet of the Americas for their seventh annual concert at the garden. Their performance, “Americans in Paris and Back Again” will feature selections from American composers, including George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and Quincy Jones.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-20 2018-05-20 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8d8d6cc2ee2.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/astronomy Date: May 20, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf97acaaaa2.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:44:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing Club: The Full Moon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/stargazing-club-the-full-moon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/20/stargazing-club-the-full-moon Date: May 20, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe.

Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. The Full Moon will be on full display for viewing through a telescope.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 362-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-05-20 2018-05-20 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.74260657788600000, -73.74107217788700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf97daee1cd.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:44:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/21/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/21/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours Date: May 21, 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 2018-05-21 2018-05-21 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[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/21/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/21/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: May 21, 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 2018-05-21 2018-05-21 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/2018/05/21/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/21/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: May 21, 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 2018-05-21 2018-05-21 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/2018/05/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/21/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 21, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-21 2018-05-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/21/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/21/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 21, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-21 2018-05-21 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/21/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/21/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 21, 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 custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-21 2018-05-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/21/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/21/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: May 21, 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 2018-05-21 2018-05-21 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[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: May 22, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-05-22 2018-05-22 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[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 22, 2018

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

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

Photo credit: Jane Kratochvil.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-05-22 2018-05-22 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4e1c4a664e.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/fitness-walk Date: May 22, 2018

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2018-05-22 2018-05-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Up-cycle to Art-Decorative Arts: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/upcycle-to-artdecorative-arts-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/upcycle-to-artdecorative-arts-adults Date: May 22, 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 2018-05-22 2018-05-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:49 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/communication-and-soacialization http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/communication-and-soacialization Date: May 22, 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 2018-05-22 2018-05-22 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:14:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 22, 2018

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-22 2018-05-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd471e760f.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 22, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-22 2018-05-22 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 Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 22, 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 custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-22 2018-05-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/gallery-tour Date: May 22, 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 2018-05-22 2018-05-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd4ff10ff7.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Le Petit Art: Dioramas and 3D Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art Date: May 22, 2018

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

April: Rain Diorama
May: Flower Faeries in My Garden Diorama
June: Painted Stone Bug

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-22 2018-05-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Planting Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/planting-potatoes-and-sweet-potatoes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/planting-potatoes-and-sweet-potatoes Date: May 22, 2018

Potatoes and sweet potatoes come in all shapes and colors. Learn the secrets to planting these underground wonders with an opportunity to dig in the dirt.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Urban Harvest Community Garden

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2018-05-22 2018-05-22 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.68908600000000000, -73.92764200000000000 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:44:56 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit Date: May 22, 2018

Veteran Donald Calliste leads exercises with varied tempos that send your body into fat-burning overdrive even after your workout is done.

Please bring a mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2018-05-22 2018-05-22 6:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.80417773640200000, -73.97017335891700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa96a70a62df.JPG Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:44:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/yoga-in-the-park Date: May 22, 2018

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-05-22 2018-05-22 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.79469323427100000, -73.91434574127200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab40fc49c44a.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/stargazing Date: May 22, 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 2018-05-22 2018-05-22 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/2018/05/22/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/22/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: May 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. 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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2018-05-22 2018-05-22 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[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/23/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/23/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: May 23, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-23 2018-05-23 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/23/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 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 2018-05-23 2018-05-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Adults Le Petit Delicate Paper Art and Mini Dioramas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/23/adults-le-petit-delicate-paper-art-mini-dioramas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/23/adults-le-petit-delicate-paper-art-mini-dioramas Date: May 23, 2018

Adults will create mini dioramas, delicate miniature paper cuttings to art card editions and orginals (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 2018-05-23 2018-05-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/23/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/23/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 23, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-23 2018-05-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/23/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/23/farm-open-hours Date: May 23, 2018

Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, our farm demonstrates the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-23 2018-05-23 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c48f601150.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Family Fun Fit Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/23/family-fun-fit-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/23/family-fun-fit-fusion Date: May 23, 2018

Join us for our annual Fitness Festival, now expanded to include family games and sports!


4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Soccer and Pickleball (Outdoor Pool Deck)
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Outdoor Spin (Outdoor Pool Deck)
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Family Crafts (Handball Courts)
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Bocce (Bocce Pit)
6:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. - Stretch and Tone (Field)
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Volleyball (Field)
7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Rope Frenzy (Handball Courts)
7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Yoga (Field)

Free to the public. Please bring a friend!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-242-5228

Location: James J. Walker Park (in James J Walker Park)

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M038 James J Walker Park 2018-05-23 2018-05-23 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72949981689453000, -74.00669860839844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf4d89320b0.jpg Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Dance Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/23/bryant-park-dance-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/23/bryant-park-dance-party Date: May 23, 2018

Dance Party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences each Wednesday evening.

All ages are welcome to explore a different dance genre each week, including salsa, bhangra, swing, and more.

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-05-23 2018-05-23 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4e63ba86d1.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/23/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/23/zumba Date: May 23, 2018

Join us in the park for Zumba, an aerobic exercise and cardio dance session that combines high-energy, motivational international music with unique movements.

Please note: There will be no sessions on June 27 and July 4.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2018-05-23 2018-05-23 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:44:45 EDT