NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:21:19 GMT <![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: May 21, 2016

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572a15e8eb87f.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:42 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Collyer Brothers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-at-collyer-brothers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-at-collyer-brothers-park Date: May 21, 2016

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Harlem Fifth Avenue Association to do general cleanup, weed, and plant spring flowers at Collyer Brothers Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Collyer Brothers Park

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2016-05-21 2016-05-21 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.80843179328300000, -73.94091653827100000 Fri, 20 May 2016 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Williamsbridge Oval]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/summer-sports-experience-at-williamsbridge-oval Date: May 21, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Williamsbridge Oval, kids will learn basketball, soccer, football, track & field, kickball, volleyball and street hockey! To find out more, please call the Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center at (718) 543-8672.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval,Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 9:00 am 3:30 pm 40.87870025634765600, -73.87699890136719000; 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Edgecombe Avenue Street Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-at-the-street-trees-along-jackie-robinson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-at-the-street-trees-along-jackie-robinson-park Date: May 21, 2016

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with 150 - 155th Street Edgecombe Block Association to do street tree care along Edgecombe Avenue. We look forward to cleaning up the street tree beds with you!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 409 Edgecombe Avenue

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2016-05-21 2016-05-21 9:30 am 2:00 pm 40.82939910888672000, -73.94010162353516000 Fri, 20 May 2016 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Marcus Garvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/marcus-garvey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/marcus-garvey-park Date: May 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Marcus Garvey Dog Run Group to beautify Marcus Garvey Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Marcus Garvey Park Dog Run (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.80279922485351600, -73.94309997558594000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Stuyvesant Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/stuyvesant-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/stuyvesant-square Date: May 21, 2016

This It's My Park season come join volunteers from the Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association and community for a spruce up of the Stuyvesent Square Park.

Volunteers will be weeding, raking, mulching, and planting.

NYC Parks' Playmobile recreation van will be on hand for the kids to enjoy from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. Come support one of NYC's finest parks!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Second Avenue Entrance (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 9:30 am 1:30 pm 40.73320007324219000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sol Lain Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/sol-lain-plgd http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/sol-lain-plgd Date: May 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the I'm Not Afraid To Lift You Up park community group to help give the playground a spring clean, paint, plant flowers, and enjoy children's activities with the NYC Parks Play Associate at Sol Lain Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 934-9457

Location: Sol Lain Playground (in Sol Lain Plgd)

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M235 Sol Lain Plgd 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.71419906616211000, -73.98380279541016000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Vartan Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/st-vartan-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/st-vartan-park Date: May 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of St. Vartan Park at St. Vartan Park. Volunteers will help with spring planting, mulching, and weeding. Dress to get dirty! We look forward to seeing you in the park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0214

Location: St. Vartan Park

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M076 St. Vartan Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74509811401367000, -73.97370147705078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry M. Jackson Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/henry-m-jackson-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/henry-m-jackson-playground Date: May 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of 12 Park to help give the playground a spring clean and enjoy some kids activities at Henry M. Jackson Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 934-9457

Location: Henry Street Park Entrance (in Henry M. Jackson Playground)

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M228 Henry M. Jackson Playground 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71416458599700000, -73.98137533664700000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/high-rock-park Date: May 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Partnerships for Parks to restore wooded areas, clean up, and paint at High Rock Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Hell's Kitchen Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/hells-kitchen-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/hells-kitchen-park Date: May 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Hell's Kitchen Park Gardeners/West 47th/48th Streets Block Association by sprucing up the park and planting at Hell's Kitchen Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0214

Location: Hells Kitchen Park (in Hell's Kitchen Park)

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M277 Hell's Kitchen Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76300048828125000, -73.99259948730469000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Winston Churchill Square Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/downing-street-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/downing-street-playground Date: May 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Winston Churchill Square Garden to join local residents gardening and spring cleaning at Winston Churchill Square Garden (next to Downing Street Playground). We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 934-9457

Location: Sir Winston Churchill Square (in Downing Street Playground)

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M027 Downing Street Playground 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72985458374023400, -74.00245666503906000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Minetta Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/minetta-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/minetta-playground Date: May 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, join Minetta Block Association volunteers at Minetta Playground to help plant, mulch, and do a spring clean. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 934-9457

Location: Minetta Playground

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M125B Minetta Playground 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73070144653320000, -74.00129699707031000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Mosholu Pkwy: Eastbound Median]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/mosholu-pkwy-eastbound-median http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/mosholu-pkwy-eastbound-median Date: May 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Mosholu Parkland to help clean up and mulch this great green space on Mosholu Parkway: Eastbound Median. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 933-5650

Location: Mosholu Parkway and Marion Avenue

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2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.87040066322000000, -73.88195106718100000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Ruppert Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/ruppert-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/ruppert-park Date: May 21, 2016

For this It's My Park season, join the Friends of Ruppert Park, members from Christ Church NYC, and the Muslim Volunteers of NYC for Ruppert Park's annual spring cleanup.

Volunteers who will be raking, weeding, planting, and spreading mulch. Dress to get dirty and plan to spend a wonderful morning in a great park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 796-4201

Location: Second Avenue Entrance (in Ruppert Park)

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M294 Ruppert Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.78077850112400000, -73.94976848363900000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at the Kips Bay Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/street-tree-man-cb-6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/street-tree-man-cb-6 Date: May 21, 2016

For this It's My Park Season, join the Tree Stewards of the Kips Bay Neighborhood Association to help clean up the historic medium, also known as the Historic Kips Bay Promenade. The promenade is celebrating its 100th year and volunteers will be sweeping the medium, as well as raking, planting, and spreading wood chips in the tree beds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 685-0288

Location: East 33rd Street and 2nd Avenue

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2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74399948120100000, -73.97619628906200000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Queensbridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/queensbridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/queensbridge-park Date: May 21, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Please check back for the rescheduled date.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Green Shores NYC to beautify Queensbridge Park for the summer season! We look forward to cleaning up the park with you.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 41st Avenue Entrance (in Queensbridge Park)

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75650024414062500, -73.94730377197266000 Wed, 18 May 2016 14:01:47 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at DeLury Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/delury-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/delury-square Date: May 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of DeLury Park to plant, tidy up the park, and meet neighbors at DeLury Square. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 934-9457

Location: Delury Square (in DeLury Square)

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M385 DeLury Square 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 1:30 pm 40.70909881591797000, -74.00520324707031000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Moore Homestead Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/moore-homestead-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/moore-homestead-playground Date: May 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Elmhurst Supporters for Parks to clean up Moore Homestead Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Comfort Station (in Moore Homestead Playground)

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Q361 Moore Homestead Playground 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74232127019800000, -73.88208949565900000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/vincent-f-albano-jr-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/vincent-f-albano-jr-playground Date: May 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Albano Park and community members to help out with planting, mulching, raking, and sweeping at Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground. Dress to get dirty!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0214

Location: Vincent F. Albano Jr Playground (in Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground)

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M265 Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.74200057983400000, -73.97850036621100000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Fort Greene Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/fort-greene-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/fort-greene-park Date: May 21, 2016

Please note: this event has been rescheduled to 5/28/16.

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Fort Greene Park Conservancy to help spruce up Fort Greene Park. Volunteers will work alongside NYC Parks and Fort Greene Park Conservancy staff, and may be involved in mulching, planting, weeding, glass removal, erosion control projects, and pathway edging. We look forward to caring for the park with you.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8278

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Charlton Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/charlton-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/charlton-plaza Date: May 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Charlton Street Block Association at Charlton Plaza. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 934-9457

Location: Charlton Plaza

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2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.72702789306640600, -74.00344848632812000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Nicholas Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/st-nicholas-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/st-nicholas-park Date: May 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of St. Nicholas Park for a spring spruce-up at St. Nicholas Park. Volunteers will be mulching and planting. What a wonderful way to spend some time in a beautiful park! We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0214

Location: West 135th Street Plaza (in St. Nicholas Park)

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81710052490200000, -73.94799804687500000 Wed, 18 May 2016 15:01:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Tour - Randall's Island South]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/historical-tour-randalls-island-south http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/historical-tour-randalls-island-south Date: May 21, 2016

Randall's Island has a rich and unique history. Did you know that the Island was once three separate land masses? Come learn more about the influential people, the bridges, and the landscape changes that transformed the island into the beautiful park it is today!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f964f273af4.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day! Tree Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-day-tree-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-day-tree-planting Date: May 21, 2016

Help plant trees in High Rock Park.

In partnership with the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58449935913086000, -74.12509918212890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at West 88th Street Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-at-w-88th-street-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-at-w-88th-street-garden Date: May 21, 2016

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with West 88th Street Tree Project to give the trees some tender, loving care at the West 88th Street Garden. Volunteers will be cleaning out the tree pits, planting, and mulching.

We hope to see you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0282

Location: West 88th Street Tree Project

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2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.78750672089100000, -73.97046866137700000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Rabies Vaccines for Dogs and Cats]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/free-rabies-vaccines-for-dogs-and-cats http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/free-rabies-vaccines-for-dogs-and-cats Date: May 21, 2016

Bring your pets to Crotona Park on Saturday, May 21 for free rabies vaccines.

Please note: Pre-registration is required due to limited supply. To pre-register, please call (347) 396-7998 on Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or register online here. Dogs and cats with a history of allergic reaction to the vaccine will not be vaccinated.

Dog licensing is also available. Get your tag right away!

Checks, money orders, and credit cards are accepted.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Crotona Park Pool House (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.84053477863500000, -73.89783531427400000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Landmark at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/landmark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/landmark Date: May 21, 2016

Marking Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary this year, the institution presents Landmark, a series of artist commissions and projects that transforms the land both physically and symbolically. Once an industrial landfill and illegal dumping ground, Socrates has transformed itself into New York City’s preeminent sculpture park and social space for public art, community engagement and urban discovery. Landmark directly addresses the idea of place as intimately tied to social and ecological structures, to maintenance and stewardship, and to evolution over time.

Landmark features eight different artist projects including a newly commissioned major earthwork by Meg Webster. Additional artists in the exhibition include Abigail DeVille, Brendan Fernandes, Cary Leibowitz, Jessica Segall, Casey Tang, the curatorial collective ARTPORT_making waves, and a Broadway Billboard by Hank Willis Thomas. Since its inception in 1986, Socrates and the surrounding area of Queens, New York has rapidly changed. Whether by engaging directly with the land or commenting on the neighborhood’s cultural and economic shifts, each artwork in Landmark reflects historic transformations in the making.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57362ea5d20d1.jpg Sun, 19 Jun 2016 02:00:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Dorothy Strelsin Memorial Garden: Tree Guards Build Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/dorothy-strelsin-memorial-garden-tree-guards-build-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/dorothy-strelsin-memorial-garden-tree-guards-build-day Date: May 21, 2016

Please join the garden group as they construct three to five wooden guards for street trees on Suffolk and Stanton Streets.

Schedule

Day 1 (May 21) will involve digging post holes and setting the posts for the guards.

Day 2 (May 22) will involve cutting wood for side rails and planting perennials in the tree beds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Dorothy Strelsin Memorial Community Garden

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2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72100067138700000, -73.98500061035200000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/learn-to-ride-kids3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/learn-to-ride-kids3 Date: May 21, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1847

Location: Shoelace Park (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89120101928711000, -73.86319732666016000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Centennial Plant Sale at Bartow-Pell Conservancy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/centennial-plant-sale-at-bartowpell-conservancy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/centennial-plant-sale-at-bartowpell-conservancy Date: May 21, 2016

Let your garden be inspired by ours! Unusual annuals, perennials, and herbs will be on sale. The event includes demonstrations on edible gardening and potting plants.

Rain date: Sunday, May 22.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Fri, 20 May 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fulton Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-at-fulton-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-at-fulton-park Date: May 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, please come out and volunteer with Mid-Bedford Heights Lions Club to weed, rake, spread woodchips, paint, and do general cleanup at Fulton Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 739-3088

Location: Fulton Park

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B038 Fulton Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.67979812622070000, -73.93289947509766000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at J Hood Wright Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-at-j-hood-wright-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-at-j-hood-wright-park Date: May 21, 2016

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of J. Hood Wright Park to plant, weed, and beautify at J. Hood Wright Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 656-9721

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.84657630176400000, -73.94082593917800000 Fri, 20 May 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Tom's Dog Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-at-thomas-jefferson-park-toms-dog-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-at-thomas-jefferson-park-toms-dog-run Date: May 21, 2016

This It’s My Park season, volunteer to spread fresh mulch and beautify Tom's Dog Run in Thomas Jefferson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the dog run with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Toms Dog Run (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.79240036010742000, -73.93560028076172000 Fri, 20 May 2016 21:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at A Philip Randolph Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-at-a-philip-randolph-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-at-a-philip-randolph-square Date: May 21, 2016

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with neighbors and friends to plant in the planters, beautify, and paint benches in the circular area of the park at A Philip Randolph Square. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: W 117th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (in A Philip Randolph Square)

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M021 A Philip Randolph Square 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.80378143820600000, -73.95249789648800000 Fri, 20 May 2016 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at W 132nd Street Block Association]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-at-w-132nd-street-block-association http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-at-w-132nd-street-block-association Date: May 21, 2016

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with West 132nd Street Block Association to plant, do general cleanup, and weed at 132 St Block Association Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 281-3431

Location: 132 Street Block Association Park

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2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.81230163574200000, -73.94319915771500000 Fri, 20 May 2016 21:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/florafaunafeathers-of-richmond-county Date: May 21, 2016

The Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park is pleased to commemorate Protectors of Pine Oak Woods 40th anniversary as Staten Island's only open space advocacy organization with a photographic exhibition. Come view original images of nature celebrating the natural environment of Staten Island. The exhibition will be on display through August 20, 2016.

This exhibition is sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed Sundays and holidays.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57447b13660ef.jpeg Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Bonanza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/birding-bonanza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/birding-bonanza Date: May 21, 2016

Randall’s Island is home to over more than 152 species of birds, inhabiting the park’s nearly 20 acres of wetlands and natural areas.

At our Birding Bonanza event, expert guides from both Randall's Island Park Alliance and NYC Audubon will help you explore the park while you seek and discover our feathered island residents.

Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. This event is suitable for ages 7 and up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-830-7722

Location: South end of the Little Hell Gate Bridge (in Randall's Island Park),Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79079818725600000, -73.92800146341300000; 40.79146526423800000, -73.92687702179000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6d3b17fb43.JPG Wed, 18 May 2016 14:01:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Tour (South)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/historical-tour-south http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/historical-tour-south Date: May 21, 2016

Randall's Island has a rich, unique and varied history. Randall's Island Park Alliance’s staff loves nothing more than to share this fascinating history with interested visitors. Two colossal bridges, both the largest of their kind when completed, span the island, which was once three separate land masses; these were combined by Robert Moses through landfill in the mid-1900s. Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and the park it become.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Randall's Island Connector (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.79737834109800000, -73.91649150848400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6f0078b196.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/protectors-of-pine-oak-woods-40-years-of-green Date: May 21, 2016

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

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

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

Dominick Durso/ALMAR Graphics

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f15c0f3a162.jpeg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day: Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-day Date: May 21, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to care for your park!

Volunteers will participate in a citywide effort to care for our green spaces with brooms, shovels, rakes, and trash grabbers.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 16th Street Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.65739822387695000, -73.97389984130860000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Stewardship Day: Getting Started with Compost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/sherman-creek-stewardship-day-getting-started-with-compost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/sherman-creek-stewardship-day-getting-started-with-compost Date: May 21, 2016

Get hands-on experience using finished compost around Sherman Creek Park. Learn all about the best ways to apply compost tea, use compost as a mulch or top-dressing, and when one application is better than the other. Be prepared to bring home a small bag of compost!

To RSVP, please email volunteer@nyrp.org or call (917) 291-6436.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.85740280151367000, -73.92161560058594000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:25 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile presents Puss in Boots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-puss-in-boots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-puss-in-boots Date: May 21, 2016

City Parks Foundation offers a traveling puppet show, CityParks PuppetMobile, the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

The CityParks PuppetMobile presents the classic Puss in Boots tale, with a twist. Once upon a time there lived a young man named Ferguson Mundingle. Fergus has just the bare essentials in life – a roof over his head, the clothes on his back, and his ever faithful pet cat. One day when lamenting his poor lifestyle, Fergus is astounded when his cat stands up, begins talking and introduces himself as Puss. Puss reveals to Fergus that he is very intelligent and well traveled, and even has an idea to help Fergus improve his situation. With that in mind, Puss dons a snazzy pair of boots and sets off on an exciting magical journey. Despite his reputation as a sly trickster, Puss soon proves himself a caring friend to all, willing to help at any cost!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn (in Ennis Playground)

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B095 Ennis Playground 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.67080793490000000, -73.99378917080000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573e0995ac01e.jpg Thu, 19 May 2016 15:01:40 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/dr-gertrude-b-kelly-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/dr-gertrude-b-kelly-playground Date: May 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, come join children from the Corlears School and their parents in sprucing up the playground. Volunteers will help with a general cleanup and plant spring flowers.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 543-3671

Location: 16th Street Entrance (in Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground)

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M066 Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74141311645500000, -74.00215911865200000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at First Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/first-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/first-park Date: May 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with First Street Block Association to help clean up, garden, and plant summer flowers at First Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 934-9457

Location: Handball Court Entrance (in First Park)

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M124 First Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.72343749088100000, -73.98958626389500000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Irving Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/irving-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/irving-square-park Date: May 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, join the Friends of Irving Square to help care for Irving Square Park. We will be picking up litter, clearing leaves, and caring for the horticulture beds. We look forward to volunteering with you!

Start time: 10:45 am

End time: 5:15 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8278

Location: Irving Square Park

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B049 Irving Square Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 10:45 am 5:15 pm 40.69250106811523400, -73.90920257568360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sara D. Roosevelt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/sara-d-roosevelt-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/sara-d-roosevelt-park Date: May 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the M'Finda Kalunga Garden Volunteers and SDR Park Coalition help spring clean the garden and plant.

Meet neighbors at Sara D. Roosevelt Park! We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 934-9457

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

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.72100067138700000, -73.99189758300800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Stuyvesant Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/stuyvesant-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/stuyvesant-square Date: May 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, come join volunteers from the Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association and the community for a spruce-up of the Stuyvesent Square Park. Volunteers will be weeding, raking, mulching, and planting.

NYC Parks' Recreation Playmobile will be on hand for the kids to enjoy from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come support one of NYC's finest parks!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Second Avenue Entrance (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.73320007324219000, -73.98449707031250000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Minetta Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/minetta-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/minetta-green Date: May 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Minetta Green and neighbors to plant, rake, and clean up at Minetta Green. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 934-9457

Location: Minetta Green

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M125A Minetta Green 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73030090332031000, -74.00160217285156000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Washington Market Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/washington-market-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/washington-market-park Date: May 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with The Friends of Washington Market Park to plant flowers at Washington Market Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 934-9457

Location: Washington Market Park

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M308 Washington Market Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.71709823608398400, -74.01159667968750000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Eat Up 2016]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/harlem-eat-up-2016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/harlem-eat-up-2016 Date: May 21, 2016

Welcome to the second annual Harlem EatUp! Festival. This festival invites you to see and taste all Harlem has to offer from the artists of the kitchen, the canvas, the stage and the streets. Enjoy two days of fun filled activities at Morningside Park, with chef appearances and amazing food. Or dine in Harlem for a one-night-only multi-room dinner party for the ages, and hit The Stroll, where Harlem’s food, art and culture will converge or observe culinary masters at the EatUp! Main Stage. With all of this and more, you need to be in here!

Historic Harlem Parks is a beneficiary of Harlem Eat Up 2016.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 292-1139

Location: 112th Street and Manhattan Avenue (in Morningside Park),114 Street and Morningside Drive (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.80244445800781000, -73.95873260498047000; 40.80459976196289000, -73.95999908447266000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/learn-to-ride-kids2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/learn-to-ride-kids2 Date: May 21, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: South Beach Parking Lot

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2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.57961654663086000, -74.07612609863281000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Party with Mark Fisher Fitness in Hudson Park!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/fitness-party-with-mark-fisher-fitness-in-hudson-park Date: May 21, 2016

Need to get beach body ready for summer? Looking to get outside and enjoy the warming weather? Want to make some new friends?

Join the insanely fun Mark Fisher Fitness Team at Hudson Park for a one-hour fitness party!

Classes are free and held each Saturday at 11:00 a.m. All skills levels and welcome, no experience necessary.

Classes will include body-weight exercise for both beginners and advanced fitness ninjas! Space is limited, so please sign up on Eventbrite in advance to guarantee your spot.

Please bring a towel and water bottle. You're going to do some serious sweating!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 544 West 35th Street (in Hudson Park)

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M399 Hudson Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75586466046600000, -74.00046013491800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572104d8ac801.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: May 21, 2016

Central Park has long been revered as a masterpiece of living art. Visitors on this tour will admire park vistas as if walking through a landscape painting, all while learning about the park's intricate design features. Discover the park's most artfully executed landscapes on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Sheep Meadow, the Mall, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves hills and stairs. The tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57080188cc420.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Activity Day: Make a Terrarium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/family-activity-day-make-a-terrarium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/family-activity-day-make-a-terrarium Date: May 21, 2016

Celebrate the spring season by learning about the history of terrariums, and make one to take home! Terrariums were invented in 1842 and became hugely popular.

Participants will be able to make their own live terrariums and personalize them with pebble art.

Free with museum admission! Advanced registration is recommended. To register, please email education@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at St. James Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/20160521-imp-project-st-james-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/20160521-imp-project-st-james-park Date: May 21, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It's My Park spring season, volunteer with the Friends of St. James Park to clean up, beautify, and activate in the Bronx. Join the group from all walks of life as they build community around this beautiful space on Jerome Avenue and celebrate spring with cleanups and mulching. There will be fun art activities too! We look forward to a great day in the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 19 May 2016 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/tai-chi Date: May 21, 2016

Tai Chi classes are led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA. These classes offer the opportunity to learn the Taoist method, 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:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:24 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Chelsea Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/summer-sports-experience-at-chelsea-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/summer-sports-experience-at-chelsea-park Date: May 21, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Chelsea Park, kids will take part in a softball program! They'll learn everything there is to know about softball and how to play. To find out more, please call (212) 408-0243.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Chelsea Park

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M011 Chelsea Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74990081787109400, -74.00060272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Fri, 27 May 2016 12:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience at Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/summer-sports-experience-at-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/summer-sports-experience-at-greenbelt Date: May 21, 2016

Kids are welcome to learn about sports from skilled Parks staff! The Summer Sports Experience provides a friendly, small group introduction to various sports on a drop-in basis. Staff are stationed in parks citywide.

At Greenbelt, on the outdoor playing fields behind the recreation center, kids will learn all about street hockey and basketball! To find out more, please email Richard.Costello@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.59198260134300000, -74.13947248458900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573c8b564a761.jpg Wed, 18 May 2016 13:01:47 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sherman Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-at-sherman-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-at-sherman-creek Date: May 21, 2016

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Sherman Creek to beautify Sherman Creek. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 536-1275

Location: 203rd Street and 9th Avenue (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.86109924316406000, -73.91899871826172000 Fri, 20 May 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/learn-to-play-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/learn-to-play-softball Date: May 21, 2016

Learn the basics of softball.

Open to ages 5 to 18 years old.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Park

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M011 Chelsea Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.74990081787109400, -74.00060272216797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573f788c3b85d.jpg Fri, 20 May 2016 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/basic-canoeing Date: May 21, 2016

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a manadatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is requied.

This basic canoeing program is great for all skill levels. First-come, first-served. The line to participate may be closed prior to 2:00 p.m., due to demand.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.62360000610351600, -74.11830139160156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e9ab42c7388.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Fling Bash]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/spring-fling-bash http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/spring-fling-bash Date: May 21, 2016

Join us for a special spring event with fun, exciting activities for the whole family! Participants will enjoy face painting, kite making, a chalk area, a rock climbing wall, tug-of-war, sack races, and family kickball.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 21, 2016

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm: Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eastwood (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66183853149414000, -73.96591949462890000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/popup-audubon-ii-animal-clues Date: May 21, 2016

Join Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.65719985961914000, -73.96890258789062000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Plant Starts Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/greenthumb-workshop-plant-starts-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/greenthumb-workshop-plant-starts-giveaway Date: May 21, 2016

Get your veggie transplants at our annual giveaway, and learn some tips on square-foot gardening.

All supplies are for registered GreenThumb community gardens only and are available by RSVP while supplies last. One site pick-up only.

Please RSVP by calling (212) 602-5300 or by filling out the online form here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Compound

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2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75339889526367000, -73.94750213623047000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: May 21, 2016

Summer on the Hudson and Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5706748b17.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: May 21, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.95189666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57743936ef1a5.jpg Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:00:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/nature-exploration Date: May 21, 2016

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 21, 2016

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66070175170898400, -73.96540069580078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Amazing Bronx River Flotilla]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/amazing-bronx-river-flotilla http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/amazing-bronx-river-flotilla Date: May 21, 2016

Please note: This event was rescheduled from May 7 due to the weather. Registration for the 5-mile paddle is now closed.

Join the Bronx River Alliance to kick off paddling season and celebrate during the annual Amazing Bronx River Flotilla at Hunts Point Riverside Park. The event features live music, kids activities, and a live poetry reading by "The Peace Poets."

For more info please visit our website bronxriver.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56d06bbcbadde.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime & Noir Writer's Society: Writing Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/bronx-crime-noir-writers-societywriting-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/bronx-crime-noir-writers-societywriting-series Date: May 21, 2016

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers to the fantastic Poe Park Visitor Center, adjacent to the Poe Cottage where the American master wrote the classic short story "The Cask of Amontillado." This casual writers meeting gathers the third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Hosted by Bronx Writers Director, Charlie Vazquez. Classes get full, so come early.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:15 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Commit to be Fit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/commit-to-be-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/commit-to-be-fit Date: May 21, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled. It has been re-scheduled for May 28th.

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Ruben Wills for an afternoon of races, games, obstacle courses, fitness demonstrations, and more!

All ages welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Baisley Park Extension (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.67278289794922000, -73.78794097900390000 Fri, 20 May 2016 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Sacred Sites Weekend with Landmarks Conservancy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/the-bowne-house-sacred-sites-weekend-with-landmarks-conservancy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/the-bowne-house-sacred-sites-weekend-with-landmarks-conservancy Date: May 21, 2016

The material culture of one of New York's earliest Quaker families involved in struggles for Freedom and Literacy will be discussed. Highlights include the archaeology of Queens and New York City, along with tours of the house and our beautiful gardens.

Registration is recommended. Please email bownehouseeducation@gmail.com with your name and contact information (telephone or email).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 359-0528

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.76290130615234400, -73.82520294189453000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5717d3f459b2d.jpg Fri, 20 May 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/learn-to-ride-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/learn-to-ride-kids Date: May 21, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.69010162353515600, -73.94650268554688000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/learn-to-ride-kids1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/learn-to-ride-kids1 Date: May 21, 2016

Learn to Ride—kids is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn't matter how old you are, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Baisley Park Extension (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.67278289794922000, -73.78794097900390000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Baisley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/baisley-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/baisley-pond-park Date: May 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Talent Youth Development Education and Entertainment to beautify Baisley Pond Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 675-6932

Location: Sutphin Boulevard and Rockaway Boulevard (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.67318308217100000, -73.78788125515000000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Marvelous Mushrooms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/marvelous-mushrooms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/marvelous-mushrooms Date: May 21, 2016

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

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Smiling Hogshead Ranch

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2016-05-21 2016-05-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.74335782840400000, -73.94278855582000000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:46 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Marcus Garvey Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-parkat-marcus-garvey-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-parkat-marcus-garvey-park Date: May 21, 2016

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Marcus Garvey Park Alliance to do general park cleanup and family planting activities with petunias in Marcus Garvey Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.80522155761719000, -73.94338226318360000 Fri, 20 May 2016 21:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/saturday-sculpture-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/saturday-sculpture-workshops Date: May 21, 2016

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are designed for kids (ages 5 to 13) and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants will work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Playwriting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/playwriting-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/playwriting-for-adults Date: May 21, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join Juan Ramirez in a playwriting series of workshops at the Poe Park Visitor Center on Saturdays. This class is for adults. The class will workshop:

  • Creating characters, monologues and outlines
  • Proper play format
  • How to make character dialogue natural
  • Emphasizing character development
  • How to find inspiration with the world around you
  • Discovering genres

Fun exercises: Characters writing letters to each other, characters talking to other fictional characters, writing like other playwrights

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:42 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Mullaly Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-at-mullaly-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/its-my-park-at-mullaly-park Date: May 21, 2016

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with the Mullaly Bikepark group to help re-paint the skate ramps at Mullaly Park. We look forward to beautifying the park with you!

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: E164th St and River Avenue Entrance (in Mullaly Park)

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X034 Mullaly Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 12:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.83067493196600000, -73.92433404922500000 Thu, 19 May 2016 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/family-day Date: May 21, 2016

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Rory Lancman for a day of crafts, games, popcorn, inflatables, music, and more!

All ages welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Captain Tilly Park

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Q052 Captain Tilly Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.71210098266601600, -73.79889678955078000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:20 EDT
<![CDATA[LIC Arts Open with Wendy Klemperer at Court Square Park - Shadow Migration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/lic-arts-open-with-wendy-klemperer-at-court-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/lic-arts-open-with-wendy-klemperer-at-court-square-park Date: May 21, 2016

Meet artist Wendy Klemperer at her public art exhibition Shadow Migration as part of LIC Arts Open.

Shadow Migration exhibits animal silhouettes cut from steel plates and installed throughout the park. Klemperer investigates animal populations that were threatened in the 20th century but are now rebounding and showing up in “our backyard”. Wild animals are finding their way into suburban and urban environments as human populations sprawl into their natural habitats. While many species have been devastated, some are adapting and thriving on the largesse of urban life. Hawks dive from high rise cornices to feast on the rich urban population of pigeons and rats; bears walk through New Jersey neighborhoods; and just several blocks from Court Square Park, a coyote found its way to a rooftop in Long Island City.

Klemperer’s animal silhouettes are steel forms punctuated with cutouts in the shape of countries from around the world. Each animal is a melting pot, bearing countries on its body that are also represented in Queens’ population—the most diverse community in the world.

This exhibition was made possible by the Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Court Square Park

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Q267 Court Square Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.74639892578100000, -73.94339752197300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/572cda3a6ed20.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:14 EDT
<![CDATA[FLUX Public Art Projects: FLUX Art Fair Performances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/flux-public-art-projects-flux-art-fair-performances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/flux-public-art-projects-flux-art-fair-performances Date: May 21, 2016

FLUX Public Art Projects, a FLUX Art Fair initiative, features over 40 public art installations for its second annual show. The fair will take place from May 3 through 31, in several locations throughout Harlem’s parks and boulevards. The only contemporary art fair mounted in the neighborhood, FLUX embodies Harlem’s creative spirit and cultural significance by bringing together original works, from large sculptural works and sound pieces to performance art and thought-provoking installations in rocks, fences, and light-poles, by over 40 innovative artists.

In Marcus Garvey Park, Jose Rodriguez will perform Pennies From Heaven, an improvised live performance and symbolic offering of a penny mosaic. Aya Rodriguez-Izumi will also perform Temple, a one-on-one intervention based on divination practices from various cultures.

FLUX Public Art Projects is presented in collaboration with Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, NYC Parks, and New York City Department of Transportation Art Program.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Madison Avenue and East 122nd Street (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.80389022827100000, -73.94222259521500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57111902601fb.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Calvert Vaux Park Discovery Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/rangers-choice-calver-vaux-park-discovery-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/rangers-choice-calver-vaux-park-discovery-hike Date: May 21, 2016

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

Put on your hiking shoes and bring your binoculars as we explore the rocky coast of Gravesend Bay. This beautifully restored parkland holds remnants of sunken barges that have been taken over by nature.

Space is limited and registration is required. If necessary, a lottery will be run to select participants. Selected parties will be notified of meeting locations and other details. To register, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 11.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Calvert Vaux Park

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.58464431762695000, -73.99511718750000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5733540990dcd.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Ed Center Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/ed-center-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/ed-center-open-hours Date: May 21, 2016

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

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

Photo by Alexa Hoyer

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Environmental Education Center (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.70428673171300000, -73.98938399553300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56b39ce479a04.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/free-family-day-at-wyckoff-farmhouse Date: May 21, 2016

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this winter for a free family day!

While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5679612da0624.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Astoria! International Cultural Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/celebrate-astoria-international-cultural-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/celebrate-astoria-international-cultural-festival Date: May 21, 2016

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition, an Astoria-based not-for-profit organization, is pleased to announce their 2nd annual International Cultural Festival. There will be representatives from a great variety of countries demonstrating the music and dance of their cultures, reflecting the rich diversity and happy confluence of values that make up Astoria.

The performers will include Ballet Los Pampas from Argentina, McManus Irish Dance from Ireland, Ayazamana Cultural Center from Ecuador, Croatian Church NYC, the Korean Music and Dance Center, Greek dancing from Crete, the Braata Folk Singers from the Caribbean/Jamaica, KUD Halaturko from Bosnia, and NYC Bhangra from India.

Following up on the success and feedback of the first celebration, the second festival will include the same exciting singing and dancing performances, as well as fun activities for the whole family.

For more information please visit the Central Astoria LDC website, contact CALDC at centralastoria@aol.com, or call (718) 728-7820.

The program is supported by NYC Council Member Costa Constantinides, and in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Great Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 1:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.78045660379500000, -73.92074298858600000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/goalball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/goalball Date: May 21, 2016

Goalball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments.It is played wih a ball with bells inside and two teams of three who are blindfolded.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome! Interested players can attend anytime. A recreation center membership is required to participate.

For more information, email Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 1:45 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 1:45 pm 4:00 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56bb8530e2b9a.jpg Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:00:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/fleece-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/fleece-fun Date: May 21, 2016

Come to Lefferts Historic House and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Tour (South)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/historical-tour-south1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/historical-tour-south1 Date: May 21, 2016

Randall's Island has a rich, unique and varied history. Randall's Island Park Alliance’s staff loves nothing more than to share this fascinating history with interested visitors. Two colossal bridges, both the largest of their kind when completed, span the island, which was once three separate land masses; these were combined by Robert Moses through landfill in the mid-1900s. Come learn more about Robert Moses, the bridges, and the history of the island and the park it become.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e6f049ec00f.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/paper-arts-crafts Date: May 21, 2016

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Artist and Curator Talk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/gallery-tour Date: May 21, 2016

Join the artists and curators of (Not So) Still Life, the spring exhibition at Wave Hill, in a conversation about how contemporary artists are transforming the still-life genre in order to engage with current culture.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570d3cae5423b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: May 21, 2016

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

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

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77930068969726600, -73.96910095214844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570802204361b.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Historical Tour: Randall's Island South]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/historical-tour-randalls-island-south1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/historical-tour-randalls-island-south1 Date: May 21, 2016

Randall's Island has a rich and unique history. Did you know that the Island was once three separate land masses? Come learn more about the influential people, the bridges, and the landscape changes that transformed the island into the beautiful park it is today!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f9652fddd15.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:41 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Women in Comics: Sequential Storytelling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/sequential-story-telling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/sequential-story-telling Date: May 21, 2016

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join Women in Comics in their storytelling art workshop for comics. Learn the essentials of bringing the written word to artistic life.

For ages 15 and up. The workshop is limited to 35 people.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Sat, 21 May 2016 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Bushman Steps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/bushman-steps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/bushman-steps Date: May 21, 2016

This It's My Park season, join the Edgecombe Avenue Guerrilla Gardeners to clean up and mulch the street trees along Edgecombe Avenue.

To register for this project, please email mollymaureen@juno.com. We look forward to a great day of street tree stewardship!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 531-1679

Location: Bushman Steps Garden

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2016-05-21 2016-05-21 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83189708298400000, -73.94012193118300000 Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/21/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: May 21, 2016

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2016-05-21 2016-05-21 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 26 May 2016 15:46:29 EDT