NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:14:07 GMT <![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 7, 2017

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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 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 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Woodland Fairy House Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/rangers-choice-woodland-fairy-house-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/rangers-choice-woodland-fairy-house-walk Date: May 7, 2017

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

In folklore, the woodland fairies awaken the forest and bring about spring. We'll observe the fanciful plants and animals which inhabit the forest floor. Then, everyone will get a chance to create their own miniature fairy house utilizing materials from the woods and leave them behind for the fairies.

Space is limited and registration is required. If necessary, a lottery will be run to select participants. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on April 19.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/urban-farm-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/urban-farm-exploration-day Date: May 7, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a4ab18fbc.JPG Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYCH2O Tour of the Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/nych2o-tour-of-the-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/nych2o-tour-of-the-ridgewood-reservoir Date: May 7, 2017

Take a history, engineering and ecology tour of the reservoir and Brooklyn Waterworks led by guides from NYCH2O

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-235-4100

Location: Ridgewood Reservior

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2017-05-07 2017-05-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.68249893188500000, -73.88819885253900000 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[5 Boro Bike Tour Watch Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/5-boro-bike-tour-watch-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/5-boro-bike-tour-watch-party Date: May 7, 2017

Alice Austen was an early female bicyclist. Watch as thousands of cyclists ride by the museum. Prime photo opportunity!

Start time: 11:00 am

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 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc5e4207df1.jpg Thu, 04 May 2017 15:14:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 7, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/sunday-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/sunday-tai-chi Date: May 7, 2017

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594ab8e9c9019.jpg Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:59:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness With Fido]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/fitness-with-fido http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/fitness-with-fido Date: May 7, 2017

Fitness with Fido combines your love of fitness with the love of your canine companion. This program creates workout programs that are designed to tone, strengthen and burn fat while having your dog by your side helping you along the way.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 796-4541

Location: Canine Court (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89839935302734400, -73.89579772949219000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration: Seton Falls Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/nature-exploration-seton-falls-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/nature-exploration-seton-falls-park Date: May 7, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers and explore one of NYC's hidden treasures!

Named for Elizabeth Seton, the first American to be canonized as a Saint by the Roman Catholic Church, Seton Falls Park is a lesser-known gem in the Bronx with a rich history and diverse ecosystem. A former estate and Revolutionary War battle site, the park hosts a marshland which supports many birds, amphibians, and reptiles, as well as metamorphic rock outcroppings and cliffs, and a pristine temperate forest.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: East 233 Street and Baychester Avenue (in Seton Falls Park)

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X046 Seton Falls Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.88827409831800000, -73.84172189235700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4eb4060976.JPG Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 Date: May 7, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Boatbuilding of traditional Whitehall gigs: larger wooden rowboats for four rowers and a coxswain (captain).

We build and maintain these boats at our workshop on Pier 40. But we also row them throughout the summer twice a week.

The Village Community Boathouse also offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., from April 24 through November 15, 2017.

This event is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-05-07 2017-05-07 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f925bc084fa.png Tue, 23 May 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Heather Garden Spring Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/heather-garden-spring-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/heather-garden-spring-tour Date: May 7, 2017

Join a walking tour of the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park with horticulturist Madeline Byrne. Learn about the plants currently in bloom and the garden's history. Compare the Heather Garden with the plants found at the New York Botanical Garden, where Madeline Byrne has over 15 years of experience.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but people with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590242964002d.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[In Search of Something Special]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/in-search-of-something-special http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/in-search-of-something-special Date: May 7, 2017

Join us for a fun afternoon of crafts and activities designed for children of all abilities.

Sponsored by the Community Advisory Board, Queens Museum, Council Member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and NYC Parks

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6565

Location: Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.74089813232422000, -73.84909820556640000 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball host by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/youth-wheelchair-basketball-host-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: May 7, 2017

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Garden Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/spring-garden-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/spring-garden-tours Date: May 7, 2017

Explore seasonal garden highlights at the Queens Botanical Garden with QBG's knowledgeable staff on the first weekend of each month. Tours are drop-in and free with Garden admission.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-07 2017-05-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b463b4343de.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Irish Arts Center New York City Irish Dance Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts-center-new-york-city-irishdance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts-center-new-york-city-irishdance-festival Date: May 7, 2017

Irish Arts Center kicks off Summer on the Hudson's 2017 season with its annual day-long Irish Dance Festival featuring performances by hundreds of the best Irish dancers and opportunities for the whole family to join in.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c05cb2b95ef.JPG Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Science in the Park: Woodlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/science-in-the-park-woodlands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/science-in-the-park-woodlands Date: May 7, 2017

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center and New York Hall of Science for fun, free, hands-on science programming in Alley Pond Park. Topics include pond exploration, engineering, insects, and flight. This program is suitable for children ages 7 to 11.

There will be no program on Sunday, May 28 (Memorial Day Weekend) or Sunday, June 18 (Father's Day Weekend).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 Tue, 16 May 2017 17:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/queens-botanical-garden-childrens-book-reading-and-craft-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/queens-botanical-garden-childrens-book-reading-and-craft-day Date: May 7, 2017

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon with a reading of Up, Down & Around by Katherine Ayres, followed by a seed planting.

Recommended for ages 10 and younger.

Sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-05-07 2017-05-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58cfd4611f112.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/seining Date: May 7, 2017

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

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Get ready to get your hands wet, seining programs use nets to catch fish.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.60269927978515600, -73.93350219726562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c6f2c7642ab.JPG Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 7, 2017

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Signing: Lovely Toys of Long Ago, An ABC Book by Elizabeth Uhlig]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/book-signing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/book-signing Date: May 7, 2017

The Queens Historical Society is proud to host Elizabeth Uhlig for her book signing event, highlighting her work Lovely Toys of Long Ago, An ABC Book, a collection of poems about toys of ages past.

She is just as an accomplished artist as she is a writer; she illustrated the entire book herself! Pick up a copy of the book to have signed by this talented scholar.

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 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee6eab91e71.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Philharmonic Quintet at Historic Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/si-philharmonic-at-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/si-philharmonic-at-biddle-house Date: May 7, 2017

In conjunction with the Tottenville Historic Society Jane's Walk Biddle's Grove: Temperance to Tugs, the Staten Island Philharmonic quintet will be performing classical pieces from the waterfront porch of the historic H.H. Biddle House overlooking Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill.

Pack a picnic, bring a chair, invite a friend and settle in for an enchanted late afternoon. Limited chairs available.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f7b7c4eeee7.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Coffeehouse Concert: The Johnson Girls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/good-coffeehouse-concert-the-johnson-girls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/good-coffeehouse-concert-the-johnson-girls Date: May 7, 2017

The Good Coffeehouse is pleased to present the next installment of their monthly music series with The Johnson Girls. The Johnson Girls is an energetic all-woman a cappella ensemble, performing traditional and contemporary music with an emphasis on songs of the sea and shore. With a sound that has been called “exciting,” “haunting,” and “uplifting”, the Johnson Girls give performances that bring audiences to their feet wherever they go.

About The Johnson Girls
Each of The Johnson Girls brings a specialty and style to the ensemble. Their extensive repertoire includes songs with an Afro-Caribbean influence, of the inland waterways, of fishing, mining, Irish, Anglo-American, Italian, French, and Canadian ballads and work songs, and much more. The Johnson Girls bring a unique interpretation to their repertoire while preserving the traditional roots of their music. Widely acclaimed for their powerhouse performances of rousing work songs, haunting ballads and laments, and hair-raising harmonies, The Johnson Girls have performed at major festivals, clubs, coffeehouses, and more across the United States, Canada, the UK, Ireland, and Europe, and have performed live on Oscar Brand’s radio show, France Bleu radio, and appeared on French TV.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

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

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.67293930053711000, -73.98460388183594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f90d6447089.jpg Mon, 01 May 2017 11:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Chill On The Hill Featuring Jenny Bruce]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/chill-on-the-hill-feat-jenny-bruce http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/chill-on-the-hill-feat-jenny-bruce Date: May 7, 2017

On the first Sunday of each Summer month, come enjoy a late afternoon of live acoustic music presented on the front porch of the Morris-Jumel Mansion. This month’s featured artist is Jenny Bruce.

This event is free and open to the public! For additional information, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-05-07 2017-05-07 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5903be7a81a02.jpg Mon, 01 May 2017 12:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: SING!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/movies-under-the-stars-sing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/07/movies-under-the-stars-sing Date: May 7, 2017

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

From the creators of Despicable Weeds, in this delightful 2016 animated feature, Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. This film features the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, and Seth MacFarlane.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: P.S. 399

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2017-05-07 2017-05-07 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.64745781140700000, -73.95365653313500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59090887c6430.jpg Wed, 03 May 2017 13:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games Torch Relay: Day One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-torch-relay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-torch-relay Date: May 8, 2017

We're kicking of the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games with a torch relay in Brooklyn.

Seniors and coming-of-age seniors ages 50 and older will run through the streets of Brooklyn while carrying a torch; the runners will run with the torch to the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games Opening Ceremony at the Brownsville Recreation Center on May 9, 2017.

Torch Relay Route

Runners will pass several parks-located Cheer Stations. They will pass the torch to fellow torch runners who will continue to the next Cheer Station.

Torch runners will depart from McCarren Play Center on May 8 at 7:15 a.m., then make their way to the Fort Hamilton Recreation Center. The torch will then depart from Prospect Park on May 9 at 9:30 a.m., then make its way to the Brownsville Recreation Center.

Please join us for the send off of the torch on May 8 or cheer the runners on at a cheer station (listed below):

  • McCarren Play Center - 7:00 a.m.
  • Metropolitan Recreation Center: 7:30 a.m.
  • McLauglin Park - 8:00 a.m.
  • Brooklyn Borough Hall - 8:15 p.m.
  • Red Hook Recreation Center - 9:00 a.m.
  • Sunet Recreation Center - 9:30 a.m.
  • Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center - 10:30 a.m. arrival time

Please join us for the 2nd send off of the torch on May 9th or cheer the runners on at a cheer station (listed below):

  • Prospect Park - Park Circle (at Parkside and Coney Island) - 9:45 a.m. departure
  • Eastern Parkway and Nostrand Ave - Emblem Health - 10:00 a.m.
  • St. Johns Recreation Center - 10:20 a.m.
  • Osbourne Park - 10:50 a.m.
  • Brownsville Recreation Center -11:00 a.m.

Compete in the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games
Registration and an NYC Parks Rcreation Center Membership are required to compete in the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration will open on April 15 and end on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: McLaughlin Park,Brooklyn Borough Hall,Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center,Metropolitan Recreation Center,Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area),McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park),Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B061, B085, B126, B058, B087 McLaughlin Park, Metropolitan Recreation Center, Red Hook Recreation Area, McCarren Park, Sunset Park 2017-05-08 2017-05-08 7:00 am 10:30 am 40.69649887084961000, -73.98609924316406000; 40.69250106811523400, -73.99099731445312000; 40.61333465576172000, -74.02997589111328000; 40.71509933471680000, -73.96050262451172000; 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000; 40.72010040283203000, -73.94999694824219000; 40.64670181274400000, -74.00239562988300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f5251662caa.JPG Mon, 08 May 2017 13:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/spring-birding-tours Date: May 8, 2017

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

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Andrew Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-08 2017-05-08 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75482015790700000, -73.98410060310600000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Other Homes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/exhibition-other-homes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/exhibition-other-homes Date: May 8, 2017

Curated by Audra Lambert (Antecedent Projects), Other Homes is a group exhibition that considers the role of organic materials in contemporary art, specifically art that utilizes found objects and assemblage. Marina Andrij?i?-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Katya Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday and Nyugen Smith each consider the effects of natural environments on contemporary art. Their works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-08 2017-05-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa39f951bba.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: May 8, 2017

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 2017-05-08 2017-05-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/bryant-park-language-classes Date: May 8, 2017

Bryant Park speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and French with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season without needing to play catch up.

Please note: Pre-registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot. 20 student capacity per class. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered. We are able to accept drop-ins on the day of class if it is not full.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-08 2017-05-08 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Thu, 25 May 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn How to Play Lacrosse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/learn-to-play-lacrosse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/learn-to-play-lacrosse Date: May 8, 2017

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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2017-05-08 2017-05-08 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.57730102539062500, -74.10109710693360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Boro-Linc Staten Island: Telling Stories of Our Neighborhood and Borough (Unit 2)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/borolinc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/borolinc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-2 Date: May 8, 2017

Enjoy free arts workshops for the whole family! Songwriting, art-making, storytelling, poetry, movement and puppetry collide in this series of hands-on workshops for kids and adults alike.

Join Lincoln Center Boro-Linc’s Artist in Residence, Emma Alabaster, and special guest artists to learn about and share where we come from, where we live, and the futures we want to see. Come to meet your neighbors, connect with your family, inspire and be inspired by people of all ages. Most importantly, come to have fun!

Unit 2: Where Are We?
A creative telling of our neighborhoods and our borough through collage, soundscape, poetry, and interviewing.

No experience necessary. All workshops are free and open to the public. Dinner is provided free of charge.

Registration
We only have space for 25 participants, so sign up today! Participants are encouraged to commit to all dates in the unit. Please register here.There will be a special performance event on May 27.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-08 2017-05-08 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.64189454909600000, -74.10201304660700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee69468622a.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/08/learntorow-2 Date: May 8, 2017

Learn-to-Row 2 picks up where Learn-to-Row 1 leaves off. Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges. The majority of the time will be spent increasing focus on working together, developing rhythm, and building power to move the boat as efficiently as possible. All classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

After completing Learn-to-Row 2, participants will have the opportunity to continue rowing with our Recreational Masters program!

The prerequisite for this course is our Learn-to-Row 1 program.

Questions about our 2017 Learn-To-Row 2 classes? Contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org for more information.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-05-08 2017-05-08 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c03fd5a5a97.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Poetry with Dos Madres Press]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/bryant-park-poetry-with-dos-madres-press http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/bryant-park-poetry-with-dos-madres-press Date: May 9, 2017

Enjoy live poetry readings from Daniel Shapiro, Ruth Handel, David M. Katz, and Maxine Silverman, produced in partnership with Dos Madres Press

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 7:00 am 8:30 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5900bab223fa1.jpg Mon, 01 May 2017 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 9, 2017

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon Date: May 9, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ebf748c3a18.jpg Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:30:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Board Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-recreation-board-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-recreation-board-games Date: May 9, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

These competition will feature board games such as bid whist, spades, dominoes, and chess.

  • Games are self-monitored
  • Game material will be provided
  • Partners can be provided

Check-in time: 7:30 a.m.

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-09 2017-05-09 8:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f67b8e3c3f4.JPG Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Other Homes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/exhibition-other-homes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/exhibition-other-homes Date: May 9, 2017

Curated by Audra Lambert (Antecedent Projects), Other Homes is a group exhibition that considers the role of organic materials in contemporary art, specifically art that utilizes found objects and assemblage. Marina Andrij?i?-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Katya Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday and Nyugen Smith each consider the effects of natural environments on contemporary art. Their works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa39f951bba.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: City Birds by Elana Amity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/arts-culture-fun-city-birds-by-elana-amity Date: May 9, 2017

Visit Poe Park Visitor Center for our new exhibit City Birds by Elana Amity. The exhibit will be on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Tuedays through Saturdays from March 4 through March 29. There will be an opening reception with a Q&A session on Saturday, March 11.

About City Birds
Raised in the Bronx, Elana Amity visited Poe Park numerous times. As a young child she roamed in and around the cottage, and as a teenager she and her friends danced while a band played in the gazebo. Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Raven" was brought to life by her father who loved reciting poetry. Ironically, Poe completed his final revision of "The Raven" while living on 85 Amity Street, now West Third Street, in New York’s Greenwich Village. Amity’s current work includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills. Her birch bark paintings reflect images and textures found in natural settings. Her illustrated poems include the works of Wallace Steven, Edgar Allan Poe, William Wordsworth, and Wilfred Owen.

Artist Bio
New York City artist, Elana Amity, began her career as a teacher and freelance illustrator. She served on the board of the Society of Illustrators for many years. In 1984 she joined the faculty of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2010 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments oflife in cities, nature and beyond. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces at home and abroad.

Related Events

  • March 11: Opening Reception
  • March 18: Artist Tour and Workshop
  • March 25: Elana Amity Book Presentation: The Raven
  • Angel Hernandez from The Bronx County Historical Society Lecture: Poe and The Raven

Admission to the related events, including the opening reception, is free but space is limited. To RSVP, please email laura.alvarez@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 367-3657.

Image: Elana Amity, Cardinal with Sparrows, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas - www.elanaamity.com

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5889250c050f7.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:44:53 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games Torch Relay: Day Two]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-torch-relay-day-two http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-torch-relay-day-two Date: May 9, 2017

We're kicking of the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games with a torch relay in Brooklyn.

Seniors and coming-of-age seniors ages 50 and older will run through the streets of Brooklyn while carrying a torch; the runners will run with the torch to the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games Opening Ceremony at the Brownsville Recreation Center on May 9, 2017.

Torch Relay Route

Runners will pass several parks-located Cheer Stations. They will pass the torch to fellow torch runners who will continue to the next Cheer Station.

Torch runners will depart from McCarren Play Center on May 8 at 7:15 a.m., then make their way to the Fort Hamilton Recreation Center for an overnight stay. The torch will then depart from Prospect Park on May 9 at 9:30 a.m., then make its way to the Brownsville Recreation Center.

Please join us for the send off of the torch on May 8 or cheer the runners on at a cheer station on May 9 (listed below).

Torch Relay Day Two Route:

  • Prospect Park - Park Circle (at Parkside and Coney Island) - 9:30 a.m.
  • Eastern Parkway and Nostrand Avenue - 10:00 a.m.
  • St. John's Recreation Center - 10:20 a.m.
  • Osborn Playground - 10:50 a.m.
  • Brownsville Recreation Center (end) - 11:00 a.m. Arrival Time

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Park Circle (in Prospect Park),St. John's Recreation Center,Osborn Playground,Brownsville Recreation Center,Eastern Parkway and Nostrand Avenue (in Eastern Parkway)

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B073, B343, B029 Prospect Park, Osborn Playground, Eastern Parkway 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.65141296386719000, -73.97178649902344000; 40.67350006103500000, -73.93479919433600000; 40.65573485320000000, -73.90607141200000000; 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000; 40.66988938588200000, -73.95046401023900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f526ac6aea0.JPG Mon, 08 May 2017 14:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Paint it Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/paint-it-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/paint-it-up Date: May 9, 2017

Create a still-life painting on canvas to take home. This program is suitable for adults.

Paint It Up Program Schedule
May: Upcycle Decorative Painted Cans and Containers
June: Recycle Painted Rocks-painted nature on rocks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: May 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:22 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games Opening Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-opening-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-opening-ceremony Date: May 9, 2017

Come out to celebrate the first day of competitions. Athletes, ages 50 years old and older will compete in variety of sports: bowling, shuffleboard, swimming, basketball, track and field, table tennis, pickleball, and board games. Competitions will run from May 9 to May 12.

Competition Schedule:

  • May 9 - Shuflleboard, Basketball, Board Games
  • May 10 - Basketball, Swimming, Bowling, Board Games
  • May 11 - Track and Field
  • May 12 - Pickleball, Table Tennis, Board Games

Most competitions will take place at the Brownsville Recreation Center, except:

  • Bowling - Funfest Family Center*
  • Track and Field - Ocean Breeze Athletic Center- Staten Island*

* Transportation provided

Registration: Compete in the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games
Registration and an NYC Parks Rcreation Center Membership are required to compete in the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration will open on April 15 and end on April 29, 2017.

Adaptive and wheelchair athletes are welcome.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-09 2017-05-09 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/introduction-to-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/introduction-to-sign-language Date: May 9, 2017

Learn basic sign language for communication. This program is offered to adults.

New sign-up round begins May 16, 2017. New class begins today, for all adults!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 0:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 11:00 am 0:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 09 May 2017 12:30:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: May 9, 2017

The North Woods is the largest of the Park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Highlights include Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the Pool (103rd 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 the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589a1dbb84ab0.JPG Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 9, 2017

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e507ef4a078.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: May 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:24 EST
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 9, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Shuffleboard]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-shuffle-board http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-shuffle-board Date: May 9, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

Check-in will take place at 11:00 a.m. Events will include:

  • Singles
  • Doubles

Equipment will be provided.

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-09 2017-05-09 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-basketball Date: May 9, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

Check in time: 12:30 p.m. Equipment will be provided.

Events include:

  • Men's 3-on-3
  • Women's 3-on-3

Rules
Basketball competitions will be played as half-court games. You must play up to five games per day. Standard 3-on-3 basketball rules will be followed, alternate possessions on scores, and three timeouts per game. There will be a coin toss for first possession. You must have a fourth alternate player. Roster of players are due on the day of the game. No changes are allowed after the first game. There will be a 10-minute intermission between each game. The game ball will be provided.

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-09 2017-05-09 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f67bff1b35f.JPG Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/gallery-tour Date: May 9, 2017

Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow will lead a tour of the spring exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery. The group show, Outcasts: Women in the Wilderness, explores how women have been treated and portrayed as outcasts in history, myth, and biblical legend. In the Sunroom Project Space, Borinquen Gallo’s imaginary hive interior is informed by Wave Hill’s beehives.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58e5087782621.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:45:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: May 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 2:00 pm 2:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:25 EST
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/book-worms Date: May 9, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/kids-le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/kids-le-petit-art Date: May 9, 2017

Make your own miniature, personalized art for gift or to keep. This class is suitable for kids ages six to 12 years old.

Kids Le Petit Art Schedule
May: Painting Small Cans Upcycle Art
June: Create A Mini Book

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/tour-of-gracie-mansion3 Date: May 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 3:00 pm 3:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:30:23 EST
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/art-in-action Date: May 9, 2017

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

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Soccer Training Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/soccer-training-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/soccer-training-camp Date: May 9, 2017

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d29b3e7ad1d.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/table-toppers Date: May 9, 2017

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Kill Salt Marsh Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/bronx-kill-salt-marsh-tour Date: May 9, 2017

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.

Cold water will be provided.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79676106648500000, -73.91593360900900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58beeb04658ca.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/learntorow-2 Date: May 9, 2017

Learn-to-Row 2 picks up where Learn-to-Row 1 leaves off. Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges. The majority of the time will be spent increasing focus on working together, developing rhythm, and building power to move the boat as efficiently as possible. All classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

After completing Learn-to-Row 2, participants will have the opportunity to continue rowing with our Recreational Masters program!

The prerequisite for this course is our Learn-to-Row 1 program.

Questions about our 2017 Learn-To-Row 2 classes? Contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org for more information.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-05-09 2017-05-09 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c03fd5a5a97.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit Date: May 9, 2017

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 6:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.80417773640200000, -73.97017335891700000 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/yoga-in-the-park Date: May 9, 2017

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.79418631968900000, -73.91398096084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b59ca84d70b.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: May 9, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-05-09 2017-05-09 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: May 9, 2017

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: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa2edbf28e.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/09/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: May 9, 2017

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: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-05-09 2017-05-09 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa30d88260.jpg Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:30:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Exercise with Nancy Bruning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/outdoor-exercise-with-nancy-bruning Date: May 10, 2017

Join us for free fitness walks in Mornngside Park led by exercise consultant Nancy Bruning. The sessions will include a variety of exercises that use park features such as stairs, benches, and retaining walls to work every muscle group.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 318-8544

Location: 123rd Street Park House (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 6:00 am 7:00 am 40.80199813842800000, -73.95999908447300000 Mon, 22 May 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/bryant-park-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/bryant-park-boot-camp Date: May 10, 2017

Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp on the Fountain Terrace, on the Sixth Avenue side of the park. 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 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 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Board Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/nyc-parks-brooklyn-recreation-board-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/nyc-parks-brooklyn-recreation-board-games Date: May 10, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

These competition will feature board games such as bid whist, spades, dominoes, and chess.

  • Games are self-monitored
  • Game material will be provided
  • Partners can be provided

Check-in time: 7:30 a.m.

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-10 2017-05-10 8:00 am 1:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f67b8e3c3f4.JPG Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Swimming]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-swimming http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-swimming Date: May 10, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

Check in time: 8:00 a.m to 8:30. Warm ups: 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. The competitions will be as follows:

  • Freestyle - 50M, 100M, 200M
  • Breast Stroke - 50M, 100M, 200M
  • Butterfly - 50M, 100M, 200M
  • Back Stroke - 50M, 100M, 200M
  • 4x100M Free Style Relay

- Swim caps are needed. Parks will provide when needed.
- You must bring your own goggles and towels.

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-10 2017-05-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f680313b530.jpg Mon, 01 May 2017 12:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Other Homes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/exhibition-other-homes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/exhibition-other-homes Date: May 10, 2017

Curated by Audra Lambert (Antecedent Projects), Other Homes is a group exhibition that considers the role of organic materials in contemporary art, specifically art that utilizes found objects and assemblage. Marina Andrij?i?-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Katya Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday and Nyugen Smith each consider the effects of natural environments on contemporary art. Their works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa39f951bba.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/le-petit-art Date: May 10, 2017

Adults will create miniature works of art (4"x6" to 2.5"x3.5"), from delicate miniature paper cuttings to vintage art and painted rocks, to display at home or give as a gift for a loved one.

Le Petit Art Schedule
May: Vintage ACEO Art
June: Painted Animal Rocks

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 10, 2017

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

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

There are a few inclines. The tour starts inside the Park at the Central Park Conservancy kiosk at Merchants Gate (Central Park South/59th Street and Central Park West.) Tour ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West.

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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825795574400000, -73.98132359981500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/579f7dacd1f17.jpg Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Public Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/bryant-park-public-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/bryant-park-public-tours Date: May 10, 2017

Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today.

Our guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

Please arrive at the Fountain by 10:55 a.m. to check-in with the guide. The tour will depart promptly at 11 a.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75398877622800000, -73.98412519693400000 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Alley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/its-my-park-at-alley-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/its-my-park-at-alley-pond-park Date: May 10, 2017

Please note: this event was rescheduled from May 3.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Queensborough Community College to plant at Oakland Lake. We look forward to beautifying the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 9143168363

Location: Oakland Lake Meadow (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76039839587800000, -73.75776022672700000 Mon, 01 May 2017 16:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Like Us: Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/like-us-primate-portraits-by-robin-schwartz Date: May 10, 2017

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58bc62e2af278.jpg Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:23 EST
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/special-express-arts Date: May 10, 2017

This art workshop engages special needs adults through art for self expression.

Due to limited space, please call to schedule your group's visit. Groups are scheduled for every two weeks. Everyone should bring their own small, clean rocks, ready for painting.

Themes
May: Painting Cardboard Coaster
June: Painting on Rocks-Nature

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 11:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/conservatory-garden-tour Date: May 10, 2017

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Bowling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/nyc-paks-brookyn-senior-games-bowlings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/nyc-paks-brookyn-senior-games-bowlings Date: May 10, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

Check in time: 12:30 pm. Equipment and transportation will be provided. Games gauged on highest number of pins (combined total of two games between teams). No advantages offered based on skill level.

Events include:

  • Co-ed ( 2 players)

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Funfest Family Entertainment

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2017-05-10 2017-05-10 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.61274850000000000, -73.91294150000000000 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-basketball Date: May 10, 2017

NYC Parks invites seniors and coming-of-age seniors, ages 50 and older, to compete in the second annual NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games!

Check in time: 12:30 p.m. Equipment will be provided.

Events include:

  • Men's 3-on-3
  • Women's 3-on-3

Rules
Basketball competitions will be played as half-court games. You must play up to five games per day. Standard 3-on-3 basketball rules will be followed, alternate possessions on scores, and three timeouts per game. There will be a coin toss for first possession. You must have a fourth alternate player. Roster of players are due on the day of the game. No changes are allowed after the first game. There will be a 10-minute intermission between each game. The game ball will be provided.

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration form. Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center

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2017-05-10 2017-05-10 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.65592506510500000, -73.90271918280300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f67bff1b35f.JPG Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/book-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/book-worms Date: May 10, 2017

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/recycle-to-art Date: May 10, 2017

Create flower art using old newspaper. This program is suitable for kids ages six to 12 years old.

Recycle to Art Program Schedule
May: News Paper Flower Art
June: Popsicle Stick Puppets

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 05 May 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Boatbuilding at Pier 40]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/free-boatbuilding-at-pier-40 Date: May 10, 2017

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Boatbuilding of traditional Whitehall gigs: larger wooden rowboats for four rowers and a coxswain (captain).

We build these boats at our workshop on Pier 40. But we also row them throughout the summer at least twice a week.

The Village Community Boathouse also offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 15, 2017.

This event is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 229-2059

Location: Pier 40

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2017-05-10 2017-05-10 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.72847662039400000, -74.01341533660900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f96d23e8452.png Mon, 22 May 2017 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in Action]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/art-in-action http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/art-in-action Date: May 10, 2017

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

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Mighty Milers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/mighty-milers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/mighty-milers Date: May 10, 2017

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

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

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d29caf27a8e.jpg Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Table Toppers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/table-toppers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/table-toppers Date: May 10, 2017

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.64329910278320000, -74.10939788818360000 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Boro-Linc Staten Island: Telling Stories of Our Neighborhood and Borough (Unit 2)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/borolinc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/borolinc-staten-island-telling-stories-of-our-neighborhood-and-borough-unit-2 Date: May 10, 2017

Enjoy free arts workshops for the whole family! Songwriting, art-making, storytelling, poetry, movement and puppetry collide in this series of hands-on workshops for kids and adults alike.

Join Lincoln Center Boro-Linc’s Artist in Residence, Emma Alabaster, and special guest artists to learn about and share where we come from, where we live, and the futures we want to see. Come to meet your neighbors, connect with your family, inspire and be inspired by people of all ages. Most importantly, come to have fun!

Unit 2: Where Are We?
A creative telling of our neighborhoods and our borough through collage, soundscape, poetry, and interviewing.

No experience necessary. All workshops are free and open to the public. Dinner is provided free of charge.

Registration
We only have space for 25 participants, so sign up today! Participants are encouraged to commit to all dates in the unit. Please register here.There will be a special performance event on May 27.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3515

Location: Building P (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.64189454909600000, -74.10201304660700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58ee69468622a.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: Dance Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/bryant-park-presents-dance-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/bryant-park-presents-dance-party Date: May 10, 2017

Dance Party, hosted and produced by Bryant Park Presents and Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences each Wednesday evening. All ages are welcome to explore a different dance genre each week, including swing, tango, salsa, bachata and more.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:14:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Group Hike and Trail Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/evening-group-hike-6-pm-or-trail-run-7-pm-bring-a-headlamp-or-flashlight Date: May 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Dance Fitness in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/dance-fitness-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/dance-fitness-in-the-park Date: May 10, 2017

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78202599271400000, -73.92982745170600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58b5a1b119975.jpg Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn-to-Row 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/learntorow-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/learntorow-2 Date: May 10, 2017

Learn-to-Row 2 picks up where Learn-to-Row 1 leaves off. Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges. The majority of the time will be spent increasing focus on working together, developing rhythm, and building power to move the boat as efficiently as possible. All classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

After completing Learn-to-Row 2, participants will have the opportunity to continue rowing with our Recreational Masters program!

The prerequisite for this course is our Learn-to-Row 1 program.

Questions about our 2017 Learn-To-Row 2 classes? Contact our Adult Program Coordinator & Competitive Masters Head Coach, Claudia Loeber, at cloeber@rownewyork.org for more information.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 433-3075

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse

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2017-05-10 2017-05-10 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.85630035400400000, -73.92169952392600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c03fd5a5a97.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA Monthly Monitoring Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring-session Date: May 10, 2017

We will hike within High Rock Park to listen for frogs. Please bring a headlamp or flashlight.

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

This program is sponsored by Greener NY.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Parking Area (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.58452377526500000, -74.12510871887200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c886d28a0e9.png Thu, 04 May 2017 15:14:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/open-gym-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: May 10, 2017

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: The Good Dinosaur (2015)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/movies-under-the-stars-the-good-dinosaur-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/10/movies-under-the-stars-the-good-dinosaur-2015 Date: May 10, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

A lost dinosaur befriends a prehistoric boy while searching for his family. This animated fantasy takes place in a world where the dinosaurs never went extinct.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Catherine's Park

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M079 St. Catherine's Park 2017-05-10 2017-05-10 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.76520156860351600, -73.95870208740234000 Tue, 02 May 2017 16:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 11, 2017

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75370025634765600, -73.98359680175781000 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:59:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games: Track And Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-track-and-field1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/nyc-parks-brooklyn-senior-games-track-and-field1 Date: May 11, 2017

We're hosting track and field competitions for senior and coming-of-age seniors, 50 years old and older, at the NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games.

Check-in time: 7:30 a.m. Transportation will be provided.

Events include:.

  • 55M
  • 4x55M Shuttle
  • 200M
  • 400M
  • 800M
  • 4x100M Relay
  • High Jump
  • Long Jump
  • Shot Put

- Light refreshments will be provided at each event
- All participant will receive bib number
- Only spikes of 1/8” or ¼ pyramids are allowed
- Transportation will be provided

Registration
Registration and an NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership are required to compete. To register, please visit our online NYC Parks Brooklyn Senior Games registration for . Registration ends on April 29, 2017.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex

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2017-05-11 2017-05-11 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.58341300000000000, -74.07372440000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f67fd3da1dd.JPG Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Botanic Garden Plant Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/brooklyn-botanic-garden-plant-sale1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/brooklyn-botanic-garden-plant-sale1 Date: May 11, 2017

Need more seedlings for your garden? Brooklyn Botanic Garden hosts an annual plant sale on the Cherry Esplanade (now in bloom!) for community groups, schools, and residents. The plant sale will also feature free talks and workshops during the day. BBG members can pick up plants on May 10 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., as well as on May 11 with the general public.

For more information about the plant sale, please visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's website.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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2017-05-11 2017-05-11 9:00 am 8:00 pm 40.66956926431700000, -73.96237954470500000 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Other Homes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/exhibition-other-homes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/exhibition-other-homes Date: May 11, 2017

Curated by Audra Lambert (Antecedent Projects), Other Homes is a group exhibition that considers the role of organic materials in contemporary art, specifically art that utilizes found objects and assemblage. Marina Andrij?i?-Ojeda, Jon Bunge, Katya Grokhovsky, Rachel Hornaday and Nyugen Smith each consider the effects of natural environments on contemporary art. Their works consider our intimacy with the natural environment while examining the tension created by transforming organic matter into assembled and found artworks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58fa39f951bba.jpg Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/greenbelt-peepers Date: May 11, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/05/11/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: May 11, 2017

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-05-11 2017-05-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:03 EST