NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 30 Jul 2016 07:35:36 GMT <![CDATA[Yoga at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/yoga Date: April 24, 2016

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice that makes use of props, including blocks and straps. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji. All levels welcome. Please arrive on time: late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins. Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-24 2016-04-24 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89788818359375000, -73.91107940673828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d38e9776da.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Stories and Symbols in Clay Masks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/family-art-project-stories-and-symbols-in-clay-masks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/family-art-project-stories-and-symbols-in-clay-masks Date: April 24, 2016

Local Bronx visiting artist Dennis RedMoon Darkeem takes us on a journey to understand how meanings are represented in Native American and African masks. Work with air-dry clay and natural pigments, or collect natural materials, to craft your own cultural story in a natural clay mask.

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-24 2016-04-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d43e908b5c.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Leaf Litter Critters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/popup-audubon-leaf-litter-critters Date: April 24, 2016

A healthy forest has helpers to ensure the circle of life goes on. Using fun games and experiments, join the Prospect Park Alliance to uncover the secrets of soil creatures, fungus and decomposition.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm: Prospect Park Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and its hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 years and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists on a search under the soil to learn about the secret lives of Leaf Litter Critters. Participants can even take home their very own compost bin.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-24 2016-04-24 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/popup-audubon-ii-plant-clues Date: April 24, 2016

Join Alliance educators to learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-24 2016-04-24 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Laurelton Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/its-my-park-at-laurelton-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/its-my-park-at-laurelton-playground Date: April 24, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Laurelton Beautification Club to help beautify Laurelton Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Laurelton Playground

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Q108 Laurelton Playground 2016-04-24 2016-04-24 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67020034790039000, -73.73660278320312000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: April 24, 2016

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.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park 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 these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-24 2016-04-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423e4f3f7a0.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Arbor Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/arbor-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/arbor-fest Date: April 24, 2016

It’s a fun-filled day at Queens Botanical Garden's Arbor Fest!

Enjoy a variety of activities for all ages, including a petting zoo, arts and crafts, live music, face-painting, tours, food and craft vendors, compost demonstrations, and a beer tent!

Learn more at queensbotanical.org/programs/arborfest.

Please note: There is an event parking rate of $10 in effect; free parking and admission passes not valid on event days except for Quens Botanical Garden members.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2016-04-24 2016-04-24 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56ce2e292b60b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/saltwater-fishing Date: April 24, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Beach 54th and Almeda Avenue (in Rockaway Community Park)

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Q371 Rockaway Community Park 2016-04-24 2016-04-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.59769821166992000, -73.78479766845703000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f02e5f2a726.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: April 24, 2016

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

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.

Moderate hikes are longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-04-24 2016-04-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f02d5277a63.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/waterfront-walks-guided-park-tours Date: April 24, 2016

Join our docents on a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s sustainable design, and how the park came to life!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-24 2016-04-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5763129282641.jpg Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Earth Day Meditation with Biet Simkin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/earth-day-meditation-with-biet-simkin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/earth-day-meditation-with-biet-simkin Date: April 24, 2016

Get “down and dirty” this Earth Day weekend with meditation guru Biet Simkin from Center of the Cyclone. When it comes to "down to earth" meditation, Biet Simkin is the master.

Learn techniques and activities to feel grounded, connect with the earth, and to help you dig deep into your mind’s core.

This session will be held outdoors, weather permitting. In case of rain, it will move to a location indoors.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-24 2016-04-24 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d452c7c9a2.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[23rd Annual Earthfest Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/23rd-annual-earthfest-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/23rd-annual-earthfest-celebration Date: April 24, 2016

Join us to celebrate the earth and all that it provides us. Enjoy a fun-filled day that includes a volunteer project, Urban Park Ranger information and display, a sensory garden, live animals, environmental displays, arts and crafts, music, a live performance by Rick Adams in “Red’s Recycle O Rama”, and much more.

Volunteer projects start at 10:00 a.m. For more information, please call (718) 430-1891.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1891

Location: Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-04-24 2016-04-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.84849929809570000, -73.82559967041016000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570e71888b885.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/worldwide-pinhole-photography-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/worldwide-pinhole-photography-day Date: April 24, 2016

Join in a global event!

Take your own pinhole photos on the museum’s grounds and process them in our pop-up darkroom.

First exposure is free; $5 per additional exposure. Learn more at aliceausten.org/pinhole.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2016-04-24 2016-04-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e1b61da59fe.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:18 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Corlears Hook]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/its-my-park-at-corlears-hook http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/its-my-park-at-corlears-hook Date: April 24, 2016

This It's My Park season, join Friends of Corlears Hook Park as they focus on gardening in and around the flagpole area, as well as in the new entrance gardens planted in the fall. Volunteers will also be cleaning and raking throughout the park. We look forward to seeing you in the park!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corlears Hook Park

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M017 Corlears Hook Park 2016-04-24 2016-04-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.71179962158203000, -73.97930145263672000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Are You Ready to Bring It?: Children's Dance Battle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/are-you-ready-to-bring-it http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/are-you-ready-to-bring-it Date: April 24, 2016

Learn the form of dance called Stand Battle. Children ages 6-13 years old are encouraged to come join us Sundays in April and May to learn this great form of dance that is performed in parades. To end the session the group will perform in Manhattan's Dance Parade on Saturday May 21 sponsored by danceparade.org. To register email sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov you can also just show up. These are free dance classes. All we require is for your child to get a free membership with the recreation center. Please have a guardian bring the child to fill out the membership form.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-04-24 2016-04-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57026842b5b5f.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/nature-exploration Date: April 24, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalists,12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, Saturdays, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-24 2016-04-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewards: Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/sherman-creek-stewards-forest-crew Date: April 24, 2016

On Sunday afternoons, volunteers go into Highbridge Forest and tackle the modern day challenge of native reforestation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know, from native plant and tree identification to the how, why, and what of invasive species removal. Later, you can tell your friends and family how you helped preserve a forest in the middle of Manhattan!

New members are required to attend an Orientation Session, held on the first Saturday of the month. Email volunteer@nyrp.org or call 917-291-6436 for more details.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-04-24 2016-04-24 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Split Rock Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/split-rock-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/split-rock-hike-moderate Date: April 24, 2016

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

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks. On our nature hikes, you can take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.

Moderate hikes may include longer, faster-paced hikes on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Split Rock Golf House (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-04-24 2016-04-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.80860137939453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f02f0488d33.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/nature-photography-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/nature-photography-hike Date: April 24, 2016

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City parks.

Bring your own camera on this nature hike and take an hour to unplug from the world and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.

This light hike features a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Remsen Avenue and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2016-04-24 2016-04-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.62988662719726600, -73.89472961425781000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/ed-center-open-hours Date: April 24, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-24 2016-04-24 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: April 24, 2016

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.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. 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: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-24 2016-04-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423f05b161b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Sprouts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/spring-sprouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/spring-sprouts Date: April 24, 2016

It's time for spring planting! Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil, and plant an herb seed to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-24 2016-04-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 24, 2016

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-24 2016-04-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3f9a44439.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizen Science Horseshoe Crab Monitoring Information Session at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/citizen-science-horseshoe-crab-monitoring-information-session-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/citizen-science-horseshoe-crab-monitoring-information-session-at-conference-house-park Date: April 24, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day!

Join Greenbelt environmental educators, National Park Service staff, and Conference House Park staff to learn about monitoring the horseshoe crab population along Staten Island shores.

We are looking for interested volunteers to assist in the monitoring of populations. During the sessions, we will demonstrate how to record data and tag horseshoe crabs for the upcoming project. The study runs from early May through July 1, and is part of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and Cornell University Cooperative Extension’s Marine Program.

The information session is free but registration for the monitoring is required. To register, please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-04-24 2016-04-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570fe51166351.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: April 24, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-04-24 2016-04-24 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:28 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Raised Bed Design III - Three Tier Planter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/greenthumb-workshop-raised-bed-design-iii-3-tier-planter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/24/greenthumb-workshop-raised-bed-design-iii-3-tier-planter Date: April 24, 2016

Learn how to build a three tier raised bed that is more accessible for seniors and those with limited mobility. This workshop will be hands-on and gardeners are welcome to join in.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: M'finda Kalunga Community Garden (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2016-04-24 2016-04-24 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.72100067138700000, -73.99189758300800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: April 25, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-04-25 2016-04-25 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Monday Eastside Revival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/prospect-park-alliance-monday-eastside-revival Date: April 25, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the Park’s most elegant locations: the Vale of Cashmere and the Rose Garden. Tasks may include raking, sweeping, path edging, and litter removal.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-25 2016-04-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.66170120239258000, -73.97080230712890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Birding Bonanza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/kids-week-manhattan-birding-bonanza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/kids-week-manhattan-birding-bonanza Date: April 25, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a guided bird walk, perfect for young birdwatchers, with the Urban Park Rangers.

Bring your own binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair. You never know what you may observe on these nature exploration hikes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-25 2016-04-25 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9a135b69b8.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring into Family Fun and Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/spring-into-family-fun-and-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/spring-into-family-fun-and-fitness Date: April 25, 2016

Please join us for two days of fun-filled games, crafts and fitness. Fun for the whole family!

This event is free and open to the public. Membership at the recreation center is not required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-04-25 2016-04-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74829864501953000, -74.00219726562500000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Recess Field Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/spring-recess-field-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/spring-recess-field-day Date: April 25, 2016

Schools out! Join us for an afternoon of sports, drills, games, races and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2016-04-25 2016-04-25 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: April 25, 2016

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.

The tour route involves a few stairs. The tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street).

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) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-25 2016-04-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56423eb442327.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/spring-break-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/spring-break-in-prospect-park Date: April 25, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

  • Nature Exploration, 12–4 pm
    Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free
    Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
    Blooming Naturalist, 1–2 pm: So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learn how to use binoculars and field guides.
    Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
    Animal Encounter, 3–3:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Spring Recess, 2–4 pm
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation
    It's time for spring planting! Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.
  • Carousel Rides, 12–5 pm
    Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership
    Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-25 2016-04-25 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000; 40.66370010375976600, -73.96419525146484000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 25, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-25 2016-04-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Adult + Junior Tennis Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/holiday-adult-junior-tennis-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/holiday-adult-junior-tennis-program Date: April 25, 2016

During the holiday season, the Prospect Park Tennis Center offers intensive group instruction for adults and children of all levels of experience. Our accomplished staff of tennis professionals gives players personal attention while they acquire game fundamentals and increase their skill level.

Advanced registration is required. Please register here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Tennis Center (in Parade Ground)

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B068 Parade Ground 2016-04-25 2016-04-25 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65119934082031000, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/kids-week-brooklyn-insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/kids-week-brooklyn-insect-exploration Date: April 25, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited.

Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty as we explore high and low in search of amazing insects to discover their important connection to us, and the importance of parks to provide habitats for them.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-04-25 2016-04-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Birding Bonanza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/kids-week-queens-birding-bonanza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/kids-week-queens-birding-bonanza Date: April 25, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a guided bird walk, perfect for young birdwatchers, with the Urban Park Rangers.

Bring your own binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair. You never know what you may observe on these nature exploration hikes.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2016-04-25 2016-04-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc1617e697c.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: All about Deer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/kids-week-staten-island-all-about-deer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/kids-week-staten-island-all-about-deer Date: April 25, 2016

School is out!! Get outside and get excited.

Explore the woods of Blue Heron Park with the Urban Park Rangers in a search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence.

Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment and how we can successful live together.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-04-25 2016-04-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Coastal Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/kids-week-bronx-coastal-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/kids-week-bronx-coastal-exploration Date: April 25, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited.

Indulge your curiosity of marine life and get your hands dirty while exploring the coast of Pelham Bay Park.

This program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-04-25 2016-04-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f98e3152a41.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: April 25, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-25 2016-04-25 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/3-to-6-club Date: April 25, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-04-25 2016-04-25 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/teen-pass Date: April 25, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-04-25 2016-04-25 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/community-boatbuilding-at-bbp Date: April 25, 2016

The experienced boatbuilders of the Village Community Boathouse will lead volunteers in constructing a 14-foot-long Whitehall rowboat in Brooklyn Bridge Park's Community Room at 99 Plymouth. Named after the Lower Manhattan street that now ends at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Whitehalls were the water taxis of their day, speedily ferrying passengers across the East River and to and from ships at anchor in the harbor. The shape and dimensions of this boat are drawn from a Whitehall built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1890.

Regular boatbuilding sessions will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon until May 22. Spectators are more than welcome and volunteers are encouraged to join. No experience is necessary.

For more information or to sign up, please email info@villagecommunityboathouse.org or register here.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 724-6432

Location: 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-25 2016-04-25 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70405696345800000, -73.98930621147200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d07b0d24f5.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/introduction-to-meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/25/introduction-to-meditation Date: April 25, 2016

An effective treatment for stress, lack of focus, relationship problems, addiction, and more, participants are led through a variety of guided meditations each week.

Registration is required. To register, please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-04-25 2016-04-25 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: April 26, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: April 26, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Baby & Me Fun Learning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/baby-me-fun-learning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/baby-me-fun-learning Date: April 26, 2016

Learn simple signs for communicating with your baby, and play games and activities for both baby and you. Infants and toddlers are welcome. Join the fun!

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 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Nature Exploration Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-manhattan-nature-exploration-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-manhattan-nature-exploration-adventure Date: April 26, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited.

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a family-friendly hike with the Urban Park Rangers through the natural areas of Riverside Park.

You never know what you may find on these nature exploration hikes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 116 Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.80879974365234400, -73.96600341796875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f98ed7777b0.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: April 26, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Springtime Salamanders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/springtime-salamanders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/springtime-salamanders Date: April 26, 2016

Come for a walk in the forest and learn about vernal pools, then make a colorful salamander craft to take home.

This program is suitable for children age 7 and older, accompanied by an adult.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/garden-highlights-walk Date: April 26, 2016

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d410c0eef2.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/paper-arts-crafts Date: April 26, 2016

Participants of all ages will create paper arts & crafts items to take home. Projects may include origami, decoupage, kirigami, collage, paper cutting, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: April 26, 2016

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. The tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Neighborhood Narrartives: Oral History Storytelling Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/neighborhood-narrartives-oral-history-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/neighborhood-narrartives-oral-history-project Date: April 26, 2016

The storied experiences of youth, family, friends, neighbors, and the life events that shape them are explored in a project devoted to personal and community history.

Join us to add your story. Collecting, documenting, and preserving memories from the past provides an essential pathway to the future.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bubble Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/bubble-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/bubble-fun Date: April 26, 2016

Join us for a fun filled afternoon of bubble making!

We will guide you as you create various sized bubbles. All ages are welcome!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 7182631163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73220062255859400, -73.86519622802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5702bbcf483a8.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/spring-break-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/spring-break-in-prospect-park Date: April 26, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

  • Nature Exploration, 12–4 pm
    Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free
    Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
    Blooming Naturalist, 1–2 pm: So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learn how to use binoculars and field guides.
    Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
    Animal Encounter, 3–3:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Spring Recess, 2–4 pm
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation
    It's time for spring planting! Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.
  • Carousel Rides, 12–5 pm
    Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership
    Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000; 40.66370010375976600, -73.96419525146484000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 26, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art-Making: Festooned Hiking Staff]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/family-artmaking-festooned-hiking-staff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/family-artmaking-festooned-hiking-staff Date: April 26, 2016

Join us for Spring Vacation Week—also Arbor Week!—for tree-inspired art workshops and a natural science exploration that will bring us closer to these leafy giants.

These programs are geared to children between the ages of five and 10, with a parent or caregiver.

Come explore the strength of tree branches by crafting a unique, wooden, hiking staff from gathered branches. Using parachute cords, practice a variety of cord-tying techniques to create a grip, adding beads, feather, ribbons and other decorative elements. Then design a Wave Hill medallion to commemorate your staff’s first hike across Wave Hill’s grounds.

Space is limited. Programs last an hour and a half.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d468550c73.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[MakerSpace STEAM Wagon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/makerspace-steam-wagon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/makerspace-steam-wagon Date: April 26, 2016

The STEAM (science, technology, engineer, arts, and math) Wagon is a mobile education and innovation lab wth a 3-D printer, woodworking tools, and more. At this hands-on workshop, kids will engage with small group projects.

This program is part of the Greening the Globe Begins at Home series, which highlights environmental education, “green collar” career paths, and initiatives towards creating sustainable communities. Funding for these events is provided by a grant from the New York City Council, including Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, CM Donovan Richards, and the Staten Island Delegation: CM Joseph Borelli, CM Debi Rose, and CM Steven Matteo.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57112f992a185.png Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Adult + Junior Tennis Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/holiday-adult-junior-tennis-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/holiday-adult-junior-tennis-program Date: April 26, 2016

During the holiday season, the Prospect Park Tennis Center offers intensive group instruction for adults and children of all levels of experience. Our accomplished staff of tennis professionals gives players personal attention while they acquire game fundamentals and increase their skill level.

Advanced registration is required. Please register here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Tennis Center (in Parade Ground)

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B068 Parade Ground 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65119934082031000, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Coastal Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-brooklyn-coastal-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-brooklyn-coastal-exploration Date: April 26, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited.

Indulge your curiosity of marine life and get your hands dirty while exploring the shorelines of Marine Park.

This program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc1c9c9a9fa.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Colonial Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-brooklyn-colonial-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-brooklyn-colonial-games Date: April 26, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Step back in time and play some colonial games with the Urban Park Rangers. The history of Fort Greene Park provides the perfect backdrop as we experience what Colonial-era kids played during their free time.

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 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc1d3336be0.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Native American Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-queens-native-american-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-queens-native-american-games Date: April 26, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Immerse your kids, and yourself in the natural world honing your five senses and testing your skills playing Native American games.

Appropriate for ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose and Oak Avenues (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74959945678711000, -73.80770111083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc1d8a5a191.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-staten-island-nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-staten-island-nature-crafts Date: April 26, 2016

School is out!! Get oustide and get excited.

The Urban Park Rangers hope to inspire and lift your creativity as you learn about the ecology at Blue Heron Park and create works of art using natural materials.

All are welcome, but program is geared for ages 12 and under.

Supplies will be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57029c092b0f9.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Nature Exploration Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-bronx-nature-exploration-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-bronx-nature-exploration-adventure Date: April 26, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited.

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a family-friendly guided hike, filled with learning activities and fun group games.

You never know what you may observe on these nature exploration hikes.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f98f3bac5b0.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-manhattan-insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/kids-week-manhattan-insect-exploration Date: April 26, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited.

Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty as we explore high and low in search of amazing insects to discover their important connection to us, and the importance of parks to provide habitats for them.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.85340118408203000, -73.92669677734375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f98fb100c8d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art-Still Life Water Colors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/le-petit-artstill-life-water-colors Date: April 26, 2016

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:00:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/gallery-tour Date: April 26, 2016

Join Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, (Not So) Still Life presents novel ways that contemporary artists are transforming the still life genre to engage with current culture. As a subject, the still life has remained popular since the early Renaissance, featuring compositions of natural and inanimate objects often presented with allegorical connotations. Today, artists are creating new variations by working in photography and sculpture to conflate interior space with landscape, or by using video and animation to convey still life in motion. Artists include Adam Brent, Elizabeth Bryant, Nicole Cohen, Ori Gersht, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Sue Johnson, Laura Letinsky, Beth Lipman, Erin O’Keefe,Donna Sharrett, Nicolas Touron, Michael Vahrenwald, Rodrigo Valenzuela, and Alex Verhaest. In the Sunroom Project Space, Tai Hwa Goh explores the controlled natural environment of greenhouses, contemplating the intersection of the organic and the human-made realms.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d4269e792b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Science Exploration: Tree Lifecycles and Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/natural-science-exploration-tree-lifecycles-and-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/natural-science-exploration-tree-lifecycles-and-hike Date: April 26, 2016

Join us for Spring Vacation Week—also Arbor Week!—for this natural science exploration that will bring us closer to these leafy giants.

This program is geared to children between the ages of five and 10, with a parent or caregiver.

Dive into the world of trees using scientific observation tools and an outdoor field expedition. Learn some of the techniques that forest scientists use to identify and care for trees, then put your knowledge to work by potting a tree seed to take home.

Space is limited

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d47721ab16.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: April 26, 2016

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/teen-pass Date: April 26, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:34 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/3-to-6-club Date: April 26, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/ed-center-open-hours Date: April 26, 2016

The Ed Center is open for free, drop-in hours four afternoons a week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays!

Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250-gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’-scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more!

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: April 26, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5710264b3d71d.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Kill Salt Marsh Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour1 Date: April 26, 2016

Join us for a tour of the Bronx Kill Salt Marsh to view wildlife up-close, learn about the ecological importance of wetlands, and explore the waterfront adjacent to the Harlem and East Rivers.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bronx Kill Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79676106648500000, -73.91593360900900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f963799f2c4.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/stargazing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/stargazing Date: April 26, 2016

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 5, and Tuesday, October 25.

Viewing times and locations along the High Line are subject to change due to weather. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by 3:00 p.m.

Stay for dinner and dessert after checking out the celestial sights.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74169921875000000, -74.00779724121094000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571691c3e07e6.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:03 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/26/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park1 Date: April 26, 2016

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and 3 miles long.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers, dogs: All are welcome!

This program is in coordination with NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2016-04-26 2016-04-26 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5775454b87227.png Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/bryant-park-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/bryant-park-boot-camp Date: April 27, 2016

Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp on the Fountain Terrace.

Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back—and seeing results.

No equipment is necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57101a776c8da.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Will Eisner "The Spirit" Retrospective Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/will-eisner-the-spirit-retrospective-exhibitionwomens-history-month Date: April 27, 2016

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner's "The Spirit." Arguably the most influential person in American comics, Will Eisner as artist, entrepreneur, innovator, and virtual storyteller, enjoyed a career that encompassed comic books from their early beginnings in the 1930s to their development as graphic novels in the 1990s.

On display at the Poe Park Visitor Center gallery, the exhibit will feature artworks from Will Eisner's estate, which will include comic strips of "The Spirit", Eisner's graphic novels "A Contact with God", "Dropsie Avenue", "Life Force", and more.

There will be a discussion with Ray Felix of The Spirit's Femme Fatales as part of Women's History Month: "P'Gell", "Sand Sarif", and more.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/greenmarket-at-bartelpritchard-square Date: April 27, 2016

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved weekday market is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples.

The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartel-Pritchard Square

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B003 Bartel-Pritchard Square 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66099929809570000, -73.97989654541016000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Watching for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/bird-watching-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/bird-watching-for-beginners Date: April 27, 2016

Enjoy spring migration by learning basic birding techniques with binoculars!

This program is suitable for children ages 7 and older, accompanied by an adult.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring into Family Fun and Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/spring-into-family-fun-and-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/spring-into-family-fun-and-fitness Date: April 27, 2016

Please join us for two days of fun-filled games, crafts and fitness. Fun for the whole family!

This event is free and open to the public. Membership at the recreation center is not required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74829864501953000, -74.00219726562500000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: April 27, 2016

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks.This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.

The gallery is closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: The Protectors of Pine Oak Woods has led in the creation of the parks and bluebelts indicated by stars on this map.

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Nature Exploration Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/kids-week-manhattan-nature-exploration-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/kids-week-manhattan-nature-exploration-adventure Date: April 27, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited.

Take the kids to the park to enjoy a family-friendly guided hike with the Urban Park Rangers. You never know what you may observe on these nature exploration hikes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9904c8b09f.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: April 27, 2016

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street).

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review the Central Park 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: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77939987182617000, -73.97339630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/564244ab82975.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Recess Field Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/spring-recess-field-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/spring-recess-field-day Date: April 27, 2016

Schools are out for spring recess! Join us for an afternoon of sports drills, games, races and more!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 276-8686

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/bryant-park-juggling Date: April 27, 2016

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun.

Equipment will be provided.

The Bryant Park Jugglers use the park throughout the year. They are a friendly group and open to drop-ins, even if you catch them outside of the regular juggling lessons.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57102489e50b8.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Break in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/spring-break-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/spring-break-in-prospect-park Date: April 27, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

  • Nature Exploration, 12–4 pm
    Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free
    Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
    Blooming Naturalist, 1–2 pm: So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learn how to use binoculars and field guides.
    Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
    Animal Encounter, 3–3:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Spring Recess, 2–4 pm
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation
    It's time for spring planting! Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.
  • Carousel Rides, 12–5 pm
    Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership
    Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000; 40.66370010375976600, -73.96419525146484000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden1 Date: April 27, 2016

From a magnificent iron gate made in 1894 to a sculptural tribute to The Secret Garden, Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year. Learn about Conservatory Garden's history, design, and botanical specimens, from the professionals who care for it. This tour is bound to give visitors a new appreciation for this special space in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

The last Saturday of the month tour is free with registration.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fbdce88695e.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Wilderness Survival Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/kids-week-brooklyn-wilderness-survival-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/kids-week-brooklyn-wilderness-survival-skills Date: April 27, 2016

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness.

On this fun, family-friendly program (recommended ages 8 and up) you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

This program features hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc1de4218e9.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Wilderness Survival Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/kids-week-queens-wilderness-survival-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/kids-week-queens-wilderness-survival-skills Date: April 27, 2016

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Our Urban Park Rangers are skilled in the techniques of wilderness survival and emergency preparedness.

On this fun, family-friendly program (recommended ages 8 and up) you will learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life.

This program features hands-on activities in an outdoor setting. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56fc1e67ebc43.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Wildlife Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/kids-week-staten-island-wildlife-puppet-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/kids-week-staten-island-wildlife-puppet-show Date: April 27, 2016

Get set to hear and see stories and myths come to life through simple puppetry storytelling. All are welcome, but this program is geared for children ages 12 and under.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Holiday Adult + Junior Tennis Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/holiday-adult-junior-tennis-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/holiday-adult-junior-tennis-program Date: April 27, 2016

During the holiday season, the Prospect Park Tennis Center offers intensive group instruction for adults and children of all levels of experience. Our accomplished staff of tennis professionals gives players personal attention while they acquire game fundamentals and increase their skill level.

Advanced registration is required. Please register here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Tennis Center (in Parade Ground)

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B068 Parade Ground 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65119934082031000, -73.97010040283203000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: All About Fish]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/kids-week-bronx-all-about-fish http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/kids-week-bronx-all-about-fish Date: April 27, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited for fishing.

The Urban Park Rangers are ready to teach young anglers the basics in fish anatomy, aquatic ecology, and proper angling techniques. After mastering these skills get ready to drop a line into the freshwater lake and try your luck.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89340209960938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f990cec34ed.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art-Making: Meditative Tree-Ring Prints]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/family-artmaking-festooned-hiking-staff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/family-artmaking-festooned-hiking-staff Date: April 27, 2016

Join us for Spring Vacation Week—also Arbor Week!—for tree-inspired art workshops and a natural science exploration that will bring us closer to these leafy giants.

These programs are geared to children between the ages of five and 10, with a parent or caregiver.

Learn how each year a new ring of growth is added to a tree’s trunk and branches, recording its life history deep inside its trunk. Examine the intricacies of tree rings. Then, using harmonious, natural colors to ink and print impressions of reclaimed tree-branch slices, create a meditative masterpiece of our arboreal neighbors.

Space is limited.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d46ee1e9d2.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Invertebrates Under the Spotlight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/invertebrates-under-the-spotlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/invertebrates-under-the-spotlight Date: April 27, 2016

Explore the forest floor and discover invertebrates using magnifiers and microscopes.

This program is suitable for children ages 8 and older, accompanied by an adult.

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Urban Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/kids-week-manhattan-urban-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/kids-week-manhattan-urban-wildlife Date: April 27, 2016

School is out! Get outside and get excited.

In the midst of New York City, you can find an amazing diversity of wildlife—more than just rats and pigeons. Learn more about urban wildlife in the city through fun activities and group games with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Playground 103 CIII

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M108G Playground 103 CIII 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78708431390000000, -73.93906586090000000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: April 27, 2016

During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Nature Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife.

The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76570129394531000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f00ec84d426.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:21 EDT
<![CDATA[3 to 6 Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/3-to-6-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/3-to-6-club Date: April 27, 2016

Walker Park is offering various activities at the 3 to 6 Club, open to children ages 7 through 12 years, including art, literacy and sports.

Registration began September 8th and is ongoing. However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information please contact Rich Costello at (718) 816-6172

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen PASS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/teen-pass http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/27/teen-pass Date: April 27, 2016

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff.

Programs are held during weekday afternoons, select Saturdays and school holidays at Red Hook Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House and Westside Collaborative middle school. Check each individual site for specific program schedules.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123602746

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park),Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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R008, B126 Faber Pool and Park, Red Hook Recreation Area 2016-04-27 2016-04-27 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:34 EDT