NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:40:58 GMT <![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: February 23, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

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 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Corner]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-corner http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-corner Date: February 23, 2017

Join us for a week of fun activities, including relay races, obstacle courses, ultimate frisbee, flag football, basketball, wii games, and more!

Activities for ages six to 15 will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Activities for ages 16 to 18 will take place from 2:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 276-8686

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 10:00 am 4:30 pm 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/shape-up-dance-movement-for-fitness Date: February 23, 2017

This workout exercises the whole body through dance and movement.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: February 23, 2017

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

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/570803bf842f4.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Journals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/nature-journals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/nature-journals Date: February 23, 2017

Visit the Greenbelt Nature Center during Presidents Week and decorate your very own journal. We will be using paints, markers, and natural items to adorn the outside cover.

If the weather permits, we will take a short hike and learn how to take nature notes and drawings.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:59:50 EST
<![CDATA[Free Winter Break STEAM Workshops! NYC SPARX Technology Program for Girls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/free-winter-break-steam-workshops-at-st-marys-nyc-sparx-technology-program-for-girls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/free-winter-break-steam-workshops-at-st-marys-nyc-sparx-technology-program-for-girls Date: February 23, 2017

SPARX is a technology education and mentoring program for teenage girls. Girls ages 12–17 can register for SPARX and participate in a fun six-part science, technology, engineering, arts, and math series. Participate in all six sessions during the winter break and receive a tote bag! Snacks provided!

  • Tuesday, Feb. 21: Session 1: Science, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Session 2: Technology, 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 22: Session 3: Engineering, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Session 4: Arts. 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 23; Session 5: Math, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Session 6: Open Project Day! 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Please register in advance.

For more information or accessibility questions, contact Laira Reid at (347) 394-4251 or laira.reid@parks.nyc.gov.

Can't make it to this week's wrokshops? Join us at our next session, starting February 27. Register here!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 394-4251

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a5f6a19504e.jpg Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park Date: February 23, 2017

Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists for the Great Backyard Bird Count, a nation-wide conservation effort established in 1900 and much more!

  • Discovery Pack, noon to 3:00 p.m., The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalist, 1:00 p.m., 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. Participants can create a customized naturalist button.
  • Great Backyard Bird Count, 2:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in this fun, nation-wide Citizen Science project. Each checklist submitted helps researchers learn more about the health of birds and how to best protect them!
  • Animal Encounter, 3:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.

Coming in from the Cold
Monday through Friday, February 20 to 24, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us at the Lefferts Historic House and have fun with traditional toys and games.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584efc8fc4c69.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: I Heart Worms for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-i-heart-worms-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-i-heart-worms-for-families Date: February 23, 2017

Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts? This unique hands-on workshop introduces kids (ages 5 and up) to the life of indoor composting (red wiggler) worms. Make heart-shaped compost cookies for your plants; be prepared to get your hands dirty!

Purchase worm bin materials from us ($10 material fee), and we’ll help you set it up during the workshop.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-02-23 2017-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585403bfcbb6f.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Urban Forest Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-bronx-urban-forest-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-bronx-urban-forest-exploration Date: February 23, 2017

Pelham Bay is the largest park in New York City. Explore the areas where Native American settlements existed centuries before our great city existed. Walk through one of the most bio-diverse forests in NYC, including the majestic 450 year old "Granny Oak".

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.85166235434100000, -73.82469034195000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587563e110df8.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-staten-island-nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-staten-island-nature-crafts Date: February 23, 2017

Create insects, animals, and pictures using natural materials that we find outside with the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:14:51 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Birds of Prey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-brooklyn-birds-of-prey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-brooklyn-birds-of-prey Date: February 23, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon and learn about eagles, hawks, and owls, and the important role they play in nature.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5875646db4386.JPG Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Build a Bird Feeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-brooklyn-build-a-birdfeeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-brooklyn-build-a-birdfeeder Date: February 23, 2017

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Join the Rangers for an afternoon of fun. Learn how to build a birdfeeder for your own backyard.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Native American Pathways]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-queens-native-american-pathways http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-queens-native-american-pathways Date: February 23, 2017

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points in our city’s long history. This program highlights the history and culture of the Native Americans.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Vacation Week Family Program: Frosty, 3D Landscapes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/vacation-week-family-program-frosty-3d-landscapes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/vacation-week-family-program-frosty-3d-landscapes Date: February 23, 2017

Spend one, two, or three vacation-week afternoons making wintry art together as a family. Winter landscapes have many layers, from grey clouds and snow-laden trees and buildings, to winter birds and single snowflake crystals. Memorialize your favorite winter scene in a 3D painting using an icy palette and layers of acetate sheets to give your scene depth. Finish your work with a sparkly, snowy frame.

This program is geared towards families with children between the ages of five and 10. Space is limited.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5880eb18c58cf.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:15:07 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Eagles and Winter Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-manhattan-eagles-and-winter-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/kids-week-manhattan-eagles-and-winter-birds Date: February 23, 2017

Winter is a spectacular season for observing Bald Eagles in New York City parks. See if you can spot any on this adventure with our Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Creative 3D Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/creative-3d-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/creative-3d-arts Date: February 23, 2017

Have fun making 3D items to use for yourself, friends, and family. Each month we will make a 3D item related to the month.

January
Once Upon A Midnight Dreary Steam Punk (Upcyle Art: bring your own small bottles with caps, clean and dry, inside and out; no labels or gummy residue)

February
My Charming Valentine (Shrinky Dink Art) - Make Shrinky Dink earrings or charm to give your heart's desire.

March
Behold the Smiles of March - Spring is in the air! Make a Shrinky Dink smiley face to announce the coming spring.

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-23 2017-02-23 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: February 23, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-02-23 2017-02-23 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586fde6bc59a8.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Matters: Celebrate the Future of Nature in NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/nature-matters-celebrate-the-future-of-nature-in-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/23/nature-matters-celebrate-the-future-of-nature-in-nyc Date: February 23, 2017

Nature matters. Imagine life without it. Join the Natural Areas Conservancy and its partners as they celebrate the natural world of New York City and share their plans for safeguarding it for future generations.

Learn about New York City Nature Goals 2050 and our collaboration with some of our city’s leading environmental experts at REI SoHo. You can learn more about upcoming NAC events, check out an interactive nature map, and win some prizes including passes to REI Outdoor School classes.

At 7:15 p.m., we’ll hear brief remarks from Eric Sanderson, conservation ecologist and author of Mannahatta; Adrian Benepe, VP with the Trust for Public Land and former NYC Parks Commissioner; Amy Freitag, Executive Director of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, generous funder of the Nature Goals initiative; and Melissa Abramson, REI’s Manager of Outdoor Programs and Outreach in the Tri-State Region.

We’ll share some of our ideas for improving NYC’s nature…and we want to hear yours.

Light refreshments will be provided. Beer has been lovingly donated by Sierra Nevada.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3356

Location: REI SoHo

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2017-02-23 2017-02-23 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72472890000000000, -73.99542220000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/589b49726ff63.jpg Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:14:51 EST
<![CDATA[Intergenerational Basketball Classic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/intergenerational-basketball-classic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/intergenerational-basketball-classic Date: February 24, 2017

Join us for our first annual Intergenerational Basketball Classic, bringing together basketball players of all ages. This will be a 3-on-3 tournament, with each team consisting of at least two seniors (ages 65+).

For more information and to RSVP, contact Guy Ruffin or Daniel Wilkes by calling (212) 754-5411. Space is limited, please RSVP by Feb. 20.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by February 21.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-02-24 2017-02-24 7:00 am 11:00 am 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Color of Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/color-of-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/color-of-comics-exhibition Date: February 24, 2017

The Color of Comics exhibition, curated by Ray Felix, showcases the private art collections from artist, Ray Felix, and writer, Alex Simmons, along with several talented African-American artists in the comic book industry. Artists include: Paris Cullins, Jerry Craft, Christopher Duckett, Trevor Vonnie Eden, Corey Fields, N.Steven Harris, Jamal Ingle, Carl Kent, Alitha E. Martinez, Khary Randolph, Sha-Nee Williams, and many more.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5891248988746.jpg Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: The Rhythmic Art of Thread]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/exhibition-the-rhythmic-art-of-thread Date: February 24, 2017

The Rhythmic Art of Thread showcases works in fiber that explore diverse themes of culture, spirituality, historical events, and icons. Contemporary artists merge techniques of quilting, applique, mixed media, screening, fabric collage, and fiber fusion to tell stories and present abstract imagery in textile art. The exhibition features the works of Michael A. Cummings, Shimoda Emanuel, Ife Felix, Laura R. Gadson, Jacqueline Johnson, Jackquelynn Jones, Dindga McCannon, Lisa Shepard Stewart, and 2016 Teen Curators of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Curated by Harlem Needle Arts with support from NYC Parks’ Ebony Society.

Closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16; and Presidents Day on Monday, February 20.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/586bca3851854.jpg Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Highbridge Park Service Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/highbridge-park-service-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/highbridge-park-service-days Date: February 24, 2017

Highbridge Park is a valuable resource for the neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Inwood! Join New York Restoration Project in our constant effort to maintain and restore this urban gem every Friday morning in January and February. Together we will remove trash and invasive species, and perform a multitude of tasks which will support the native ecology and the mountain biking association.

Work in Highbridge Park requires that you wear closed-toed shoes and dress appropriately for the weather! Space is limited and registration is required. To register please email rminer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Dyckman Sitting Area (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86119842529297000, -73.92469787597656000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587d00f29fcdc.JPG Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Corner]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-corner http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-corner Date: February 24, 2017

Join us for a week of fun activities, including relay races, obstacle courses, ultimate frisbee, flag football, basketball, wii games, and more!

Activities for ages six to 15 will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Activities for ages 16 to 18 will take place from 2:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 276-8686

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 10:00 am 4:30 pm 40.68807220458984400, -73.77011108398438000 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: February 24, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

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 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Dynamic Dinosaurs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/dynamic-dinosaurs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/dynamic-dinosaurs Date: February 24, 2017

Millions of years ago, in the land before the Greenbelt, dinosaurs roamed the earth. Join us for an expedition in search of fossils of those long-lost creatures. Then, return to the nature center and visit descendants of the dinosaurs—our resident reptiles—and make a prehistoric craft.

This program is suitable for ages four to eight with a caregiver.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:15:07 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: February 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Wild in Winter: Mid-Winter Recess in Prospect park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/wild-in-winter-midwinter-recess-in-prospect-park Date: February 24, 2017

Bundle up and find out what your favorite Park animals are doing this winter. Join Alliance naturalists for the Great Backyard Bird Count, a nation-wide conservation effort established in 1900 and much more!

  • Discovery Pack, noon to 3:00 p.m., The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalist, 1:00 p.m., 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. Participants can create a customized naturalist button.
  • Great Backyard Bird Count, 2:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in this fun, nation-wide Citizen Science project. Each checklist submitted helps researchers learn more about the health of birds and how to best protect them!
  • Animal Encounter, 3:00 p.m., Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.

Coming in from the Cold
Monday through Friday, February 20 to 24, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us at the Lefferts Historic House and have fun with traditional toys and games.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000; 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584efc8fc4c69.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:30:04 EST
<![CDATA[Free Winter Break STEAM Workshops! NYC SPARX Technology Program for Girls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/free-winter-break-workshops-st-james-nyc-sparx-technology-program-for-girls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/free-winter-break-workshops-st-james-nyc-sparx-technology-program-for-girls Date: February 24, 2017

SPARX is a technology education and mentoring program for teenage girls. Register for SPARX and participate in a fun two-part science, technology, engineering, arts, and math series for girls ages 12–17. Participate in both sessions and receive a tote bag!

  • Session 1: Technology, 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
  • Session 2: Engineering, 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Please RSVP for this program.

For more information or accessibility questions, contact Laira Reid at (347) 394-4251 or at laira.reid@parks.nyc.gov.

Can't make it to this week's wrokshops? Join us at our next session, starting February 27. Register here!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 394-4251

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

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X044 St. James Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a5fe96be3b1.jpg Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:45:05 EST
<![CDATA[Staaten Shores Exhibit: A Photographic Journey of Our Maritime Boundary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary Date: February 24, 2017

This exhibit celebrates the signature feature: the waterfront. North, south, east and west, the waterfront surrounds, unifies, and creates Staten Island's unique sense of place. The exhibit has been extended through April 2, 2017.

Gallery Hours: Friday through Sunday from Noon to 4:00 p.m.

This exhibit is sponsored by CPG (Creative Photographers Guild), the Tottenville Historical Society, and NYC Parks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 596-7731

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5888fe3b1996f.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with White-Tailed Deer in NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/living-with-whitetailed-deer-in-nyc-conference-house-park-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/living-with-whitetailed-deer-in-nyc-conference-house-park-edition Date: February 24, 2017

White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) are an important part of New York State's rich ecosystem and are greatly valued by many New Yorkers. At this family-friendly presentation, learn how NYC Parks and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation are working together to manage and protect the city's growing and diverse wildlife. Meet members of NYC Parks' new Wildlife Unit and an officer from the NYS DEC Environmental Control division.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a218fc778ac.jpg Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Multimedia Arts: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/multimedia-artsadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/multimedia-artsadults Date: February 24, 2017

Participants will use contrasting and unconventional mediums to create intriguing works. Each month we will focus on a different art form.

Themes
January - Whimsical Winter Wonder Art Bottle Decoupage Tissue Art
February- From the Heart Greeting Cards-PArchment Paper
March - Winds of March-Steam Punk Art

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:45:04 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Trees Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/winter-trees-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/winter-trees-workshop Date: February 24, 2017

Trees provide us with wood, food, and paper and help our environment in many ways. Explore and learn about our winter trees and their life cycle. Create a twig pendant to take home.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-02-24 2017-02-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585404ad05f42.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Bronx: Winter Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-bronx-winter-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-bronx-winter-scavenger-hunt Date: February 24, 2017

Winter season is unpredictable, but animals and plants adapt to the changes. Let's find some of these adaptations on a scavenger hunt through the trails in the park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58756582626f3.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Staten Island: Lenape Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-staten-island-lenape-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-staten-island-lenape-scavenger-hunt Date: February 24, 2017

As the Urban Park Rangers lead you through this diverse woodland, discover different animal tracks, plants, and natural wonders that the Native Americans would use in their everyday lives.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park)

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R052 Allison Pond Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.63831534864300000, -74.10274819544500000 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Brooklyn: Knot Tying]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-brooklyn-knot-tying http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-brooklyn-knot-tying Date: February 24, 2017

Do you know how to tie a square knot? How about a bowline knot? If you would like to learn, come join the Urban Park Rangers and find out how to tie these knots and more.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Queens: Gather Around the Campfire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-queens-gather-around-the-campfire http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-queens-gather-around-the-campfire Date: February 24, 2017

Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon of fun and outdoor activities as we gather round the campfire and enjoy the outdoors.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/587566050b572.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Week Manhattan: Owl Pellets and Animal Tracking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-manhattan-owl-pellets-animal-tracking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/kids-week-manhattan-owl-pellets-animal-tracking Date: February 24, 2017

Owls are creatures who swallow their prey whole. Parts of the prey, such as bones, feathers, and fur are bound up during digestion into a tight pellet which the owl regurgitates. Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walk while looking for signs of owls and other winter animals.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5875676a01f95.jpg Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:14:58 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/seasonal-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/24/seasonal-arts-and-crafts Date: February 24, 2017

Create adorable arts and crafts items to take home. Each month will focus on a different project related to a special time of the season. This program is suitable for kids and their caregivers.

Themes
January - Dream Catcher
February - Caterpillar Heart
March - Pasta Butterfly

Start time: 2:45 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-24 2017-02-24 2:45 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:15:22 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835d712e52a1.JPG Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:10 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: February 25, 2017

This class features a low-impact cardio workout, followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

This instructor is part of the NYC Parks' Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/nyrr-open-run-astoria-park Date: February 25, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3317c06c.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/nyrr-open-run-canarsie-park Date: February 25, 2017

Open Run is a community-based, volunteer-led running initiative bringing free weekly runs and walks to local neighborhood parks, across all five boroughs of NYC. All runs are directed by volunteers and are free to all participants. The finish line is open until the last person is done. The courses vary based on the park, but the courses are between 2.5 and three 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: East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.62897491455078000, -73.89597320556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa366dd267.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Canarsie Green Neighborhood: Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/canarsie-green-neighborhood-forest-restoration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/canarsie-green-neighborhood-forest-restoration Date: February 25, 2017

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help protect the young forest in Canarsie Park! Volunteers will be trained in tree care best practices as well as invasive vegetation identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in boots, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Seaview Avenue and East 108th Street (in Fresh Creek Nature Preserve)

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B384 Fresh Creek Nature Preserve 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.63905334472656000, -73.88152313232422000 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Color of Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/color-of-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/color-of-comics-exhibition Date: February 25, 2017

The Color of Comics exhibition, curated by Ray Felix, showcases the private art collections from artist, Ray Felix, and writer, Alex Simmons, along with several talented African-American artists in the comic book industry. Artists include: Paris Cullins, Jerry Craft, Christopher Duckett, Trevor Vonnie Eden, Corey Fields, N.Steven Harris, Jamal Ingle, Carl Kent, Alitha E. Martinez, Khary Randolph, Sha-Nee Williams, and many more.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5891248988746.jpg Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/nyrr-open-run-inwood-hill-park Date: February 25, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa38c0d02e.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/nyrr-open-run-st-marys-park Date: February 25, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 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 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.81381420348400000, -73.91180372238200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa3f846bdb.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Exotic Desert Dwellers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/family-art-project-exotic-desert-dwellers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/family-art-project-exotic-desert-dwellers Date: February 25, 2017

Join visiting artists Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao, past participants in Wave Hill’s Sunroom Project Space, on a visit to Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House. Sketch these exotic desert dwellers, then, using papier-mâché, bendable wire, paint, and paper, make an exotic paper plant of your own.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5880eb6e6c266.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:15:07 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: February 25, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

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 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/shape-up-zumbaadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/shape-up-zumbaadults Date: February 25, 2017

Have fun with Zumba for fitness, health, and well-being.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:14:57 EST
<![CDATA[Staten Island Garden Get Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/staten-island-garden-get-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/staten-island-garden-get-together Date: February 25, 2017

GreenThumb invites you to a forum for Staten Island community members to learn more about starting, growing, or joining a community garden.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5324

Location: Snug Harbor

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2017-02-25 2017-02-25 10:30 am 2:00 pm 40.64310073852539000, -74.10179901123047000 Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:14:47 EST
<![CDATA[23rd Annual Bronx Parks Speak Up: The Future of Bronx Parks and Open Space]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/23rd-annual-bronx-parks-speak-up-the-future-of-bronx-parks-and-open-space http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/23rd-annual-bronx-parks-speak-up-the-future-of-bronx-parks-and-open-space Date: February 25, 2017

Join us as we develop a borough-wide strategy and advocacy plan!

The Bronx Parks Speak Up is an annual community networking conference for park and environmental stakeholders. Organized by the Bronx Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces (BCPGS), this day-long event draws over 250 Bronx residents, elected officials and agency personnel. It gives its attendees the chance to learn about government and non-government resources and participate in face-to-face discussions with city and local elected and appointed officials.

For more information about this event, please visit Bronx Parks Speak Up's website.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lehman College Faculty Dining Room, Music Building

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2017-02-25 2017-02-25 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.87344360351562500, -73.88935852050781000 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Fruit Tree Pruning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/greenthumb-workshop-fruit-tree-pruning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/greenthumb-workshop-fruit-tree-pruning Date: February 25, 2017

Learn why fruit trees need annual pruning for the best production. Discover and practice how to prune the different types of fruit trees at the ideal time of year, in late winter.

Please RSVP online here or by calling (212) 602-5300.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Adlai E. Stevenson High School

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2017-02-25 2017-02-25 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.82160988082300000, -73.85541816560700000 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[She's on Point]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/shes-on-point http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/shes-on-point Date: February 25, 2017

Join NYC Parks to celebrate, honor, and engage young women and girls in sports! She's On Point features sports demos, inspirational speakers, fun activities, giveaways, and more!

Open to all members of the public, ages 6 and older.

For information regarding accessibility, please call (212) 360-1430 or email accessibility@parks.nyc.gov. Requests for special accomodations should be made by February 22, 2017.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:59:51 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: February 25, 2017

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the park has to offer. Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

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

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

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

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5708015809ab2.JPG Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[Staaten Shores Exhibit: A Photographic Journey of Our Maritime Boundary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary Date: February 25, 2017

This exhibit celebrates the signature feature: the waterfront. North, south, east and west, the waterfront surrounds, unifies, and creates Staten Island's unique sense of place. The exhibit has been extended through April 2, 2017.

Gallery Hours: Friday through Sunday from Noon to 4:00 p.m.

This exhibit is sponsored by CPG (Creative Photographers Guild), the Tottenville Historical Society, and NYC Parks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 596-7731

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5888fe3b1996f.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Whales: Then and Now]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/whales-then-and-now http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/whales-then-and-now Date: February 25, 2017

Paul Sieswerda, former curator of the New England and New York Aquariums and founder and director of Gotham Whale, will discuss current preservation efforts and whales in the New York Harbor area.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Cooking Demo: Heavenly Honey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/cooking-demo-heavenly-honey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/cooking-demo-heavenly-honey Date: February 25, 2017

Honey is a sweet liquid produced by honeybees from the nectar of flowers. Discover fascinating facts about honey and compare the complex tastes of different varieties with beekeeper and Wave Hill Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day. Sample honey-infused recipes prepared by Chef Stephen Rosenberg of Great Performances.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5880eba2e28a0.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Storefront Science: Who Knows What Owls Eat?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/storefront-science-who-knows-what-owls-eat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/storefront-science-who-knows-what-owls-eat Date: February 25, 2017

Did you know that Inwood Hill Park is called home by the great-horned owl? Eastern screech owls also nest in the vicinity. Find out how these animals survive in our parks and what they eat!

Want to learn more about food chains and food webs? Join Dr. A for a dissection of owl pellets and see what you discover!

Please note: Space is limited to 15 children (ages five to 11) . RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to register

Photo by Jon Nelson

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86719894409180000, -73.92890167236328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5887af7bbd280.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[The Abuela Stories Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/the-abuela-stories-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/the-abuela-stories-project Date: February 25, 2017

This program will include a workshop, open mic, and photography exhibition.

Award-winning performance poet Peggy Robles-Alvarado and the multi-talented and highly-acclaimed poet Vanessa Chica Ferreira will facilitate an hour-long workshop using The Abuela Stories Project book as a tool to generate original writing.

Writers of all ages, identifiers, genres and levels are welcome. The second hour will be dedicated to a reading by select women writers featured in The Abuela Stories Project Book and an open mic where writers can share their work to cheers, claps, and finger snaps. Photographs featured in The Abuela Stories Project book, by Bronx-based visual artist Daisy Arroyo, will be on display during the event.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 31 Jan 2017 19:15:08 EST
<![CDATA[Natural Fiber Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/natural-fiber-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/natural-fiber-workshop Date: February 25, 2017

Learn how to extract fiber and dyes from natural plants and try your hand at tying and weaving techniques using cordage made from plant fiber.

Please note: Registration is required to participate in this program. To register, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' program registration page. Registration starts on Wednesday, February 8.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[Fire Making Skills]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/fire-making-skills http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/fire-making-skills Date: February 25, 2017

Fire is mankind's greatest discovery. Participants will learn primitive and modern methods for making fire safely and responsibly while exploring the great outdoors.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:15:04 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Fort Totten]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/historic-new-york-fort-totten http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/historic-new-york-fort-totten Date: February 25, 2017

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history. Historic New York programs highlight the history of selected neighborhoods or parks.

A pristine stretch surrounding a preserved Civil War fortress, Fort Totten Park provides a fascinating glimpse into New York's past.

Please note: Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Tuesday, February 14.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.79520034790039000, -73.77839660644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866dc440eddd.jpg Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[Storytime and Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/storytime-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/storytime-craft Date: February 25, 2017

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring seasonal nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity.

This program is recommended for kids ages 10 and younger.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-02-25 2017-02-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585abd37a255f.JPG Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Black History Month Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/black-history-month-tour-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/black-history-month-tour-program Date: February 25, 2017

Morris-Jumel docent and historian Gregory Washington will lead a tour (both inside the museum and throughout the neighborhood) detailing the African presence at the house, including the few enslaved persons who lived in the mansion, Ann Northrup and her children who lived at the home from 1841-1843, and the African Americans who lived in the Jumel Terrace Historic District beginning around 1930 to the present.

For more information and to make a reservation, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/union-square-park-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: February 25, 2017

The Union Square Partnership hosts a free walking tour entitled “Union Square: Crossroads of New York,” led by the historians at Big Onion Walking Tours. Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.

The tour begins at the Abraham Lincoln statue in Union Square Park near 16th Street. Look for the guide holding a "Union Square: Crossroads of New York" sign at the statue.

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

Tours are held every Saturday (except major holidays).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5876ae30340f5.jpg Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:02 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Textile Arts: Crochet Amigurumi Bear - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/textile-artscrochet-amigurumi-bear-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/textile-artscrochet-amigurumi-bear-adults Date: February 25, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Participants will crochet a cute, stuffed Amigurumi bear to keep or give as a gift. It is important to attend all sessions.

Learn to read and follow pattern for making the Amigurumi Bear.

Materials needed: #4 cotton yarn, size E aluminum crochet hook, tapestry or yarn needle, yarn cutter, clicky row counter (optional), stitch marker, pom pom maker (optional), polyfill to stuff your Amigurumi Bear, buttons for eyes, sewing needle, and sewing thread.

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 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:14:49 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/paper-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/paper-arts-and-crafts Date: February 25, 2017

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Create adorable arts and crafts items out of paper to take home. Each month you will make a different paper art project.

Themes
January - Paper Tree
February - Valentine Heart Emojis
March - Nature Paper Art

This program is suitable for all ages.

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 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:14:49 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Graffiti Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/arts-culture-fun-graffiti-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/arts-culture-fun-graffiti-writing Date: February 25, 2017

Join us and learn how to draw and ink graffiti lettering. You will have fun creating your own name in Graff style. No prior knowledge of drawing is needed. Beginners are welcome and supplies will be provided.

Karen " KayLove" Pedrosa is a Bronx born and based artist. She was inspired by the rolling museums the trains provided, roof murals, tags and colors that brightened up the Bronx. As a graduate of High School of Art & Design, she continued to study painting at Lehman College. Her work is colorful, passionate and loose. Her style draws from the streets, culture and her emotions; impulsive, vibrant and raw.

Nelson "Host One" Santiago was born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx. He became captivated by urban hip hop culture and immersed himself into the world of graffiti art. It was at this time that “Host One” emerged unto the cityscape. Throughout the following decade, Nelson, aka Host One, actively engaged in Wild Style pieces as well as street bombing on a myriad of metropolitan “canvases”.

Space is limited so please RSVP to http://odgrafworkshop.eventbrite.com

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Owen Dolen Recreaton Center

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2017-02-25 2017-02-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.83959960937500000, -73.87039947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58924b5ab2599.png Thu, 02 Feb 2017 14:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Chorus of Choirs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/chorus-of-choirs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/chorus-of-choirs Date: February 25, 2017

Join us as NYC Choirs share musical highs through uplifting music and song!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-5558

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64101745075800000, -74.13546228408800000 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:15:06 EST
<![CDATA[Spring Season Opening of Kingsland Homestead]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/spring-season-preview http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/spring-season-preview Date: February 25, 2017

Join Queens Historical Society for the kickoff of their spring season at Kingsland Homestead. Learn more about upcoming events including film screenings, insights from authors, historians, and photographers in Queens! Learn more about the after school program, Now It's Electric!, presented by Con Edison.

To kick off the spring season we are pleased to announce Councilman Peter Koo of District 20 as our guest of honor.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/588f6087ef987.jpg Mon, 06 Feb 2017 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Special Interactive Tour for Families: A Child’s View of Life in 19th Century New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york Date: February 25, 2017

29 East Fourth Street was home not only to the eight Tredwell children, but also to two young granddaughters. Come tour the house and learn what life was like for children (and adults) in the 1850s, from schoolwork and chores to games and play. Could you carry a bucket of coal up steep stairs? Do you have a calling card? A top hat? What, no hoop skirt? How did you take a bath? And penmanship really, really mattered.

This program is best for children ages eight to 12 years old. Reservations are not required.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night Date: February 25, 2017

Join us for a night of swing, live jazz, and dance wtih the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra and The Harlem Swing Dance Society. Enjoy dancing, share stories, and listen to the music reminiscent of the Big Band Era. Come early for beginner swing dance lessons and stay for open dance. Space is limited. Please RSVP here.

In partnership with Whole Foods Market.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5888befb89c20.jpg Wed, 01 Feb 2017 18:15:08 EST
<![CDATA[Lantern Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/lantern-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/25/lantern-night-hike Date: February 25, 2017

Discover Central Park at night. The Urban Park Rangers will discuss history and nocturnal wildlife on this night hike ending at Belvedere Castle.

Please note: Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wenesday, February 8.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-25 2017-02-25 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.77959823608398400, -73.96939849853516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866dcb92eb91.jpg Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:30:33 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/nyrr-open-run-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/nyrr-open-run-marine-park Date: February 26, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.60794394557300000, -73.93746501207400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa422a8c80.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/nyrr-open-run-conference-house-park Date: February 26, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50255203247070000, -74.25181579589844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa44f36213.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/nyrr-open-run-crotona-park Date: February 26, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.84100554638500000, -73.89473199844400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa493b5021.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/nyrr-open-run-cunningham-park Date: February 26, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.72980117797851600, -73.77359771728516000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa4c73adad.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Exotic Desert Dwellers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/family-art-project-exotic-desert-dwellers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/family-art-project-exotic-desert-dwellers Date: February 26, 2017

Join visiting artists Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao, past participants in Wave Hill’s Sunroom Project Space, on a visit to Wave Hill’s Cactus and Succulent House. Sketch these exotic desert dwellers, then, using papier-mâché, bendable wire, paint, and paper, make an exotic paper plant of your own.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5880ec3de8af0.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:30:01 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: February 26, 2017

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to clean up and beautify at Leif Ericson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Comfort Station (in Leif Ericson Park)

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63541350957900000, -74.01935017108900000 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:59:51 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: February 26, 2017

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Central Park. Highlights of this tour include: Summit Rock, Tanner's Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.78459930419922000, -73.96970367431640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56424fc58921d.jpg Mon, 06 Feb 2017 11:30:02 EST
<![CDATA[Birding: Owls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/birding-owls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/birding-owls Date: February 26, 2017

Urban Park Ranger birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a park ranger to borrow a pair. Urban Park Rangers will take you out and guide you on your quest to spot winter owls.

Please note: Registraton is required. To register, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on February 15.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.74280166626000000, -73.73590087890600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866dd081bde6.jpg Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[She's on Point]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/shes-on-point http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/shes-on-point Date: February 26, 2017

Join NYC Parks to celebrate, honor, and engage young women and girls in sports! She's On Point features sports demos, inspirational speakers, fun activities, giveaways, and more!

Open to all members of the public, ages 6 and older.

For information regarding accessibility, please call (212) 360-1430 or email accessibility@parks.nyc.gov. Requests for special accomodations should be made by February 22, 2017.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Staaten Shores Exhibit: A Photographic Journey of Our Maritime Boundary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/staaten-shores-exhibit-a-photographic-journey-of-our-maritime-boundary Date: February 26, 2017

This exhibit celebrates the signature feature: the waterfront. North, south, east and west, the waterfront surrounds, unifies, and creates Staten Island's unique sense of place. The exhibit has been extended through April 2, 2017.

Gallery Hours: Friday through Sunday from Noon to 4:00 p.m.

This exhibit is sponsored by CPG (Creative Photographers Guild), the Tottenville Historical Society, and NYC Parks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 596-7731

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50500106811500000, -74.25370025634800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5888fe3b1996f.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/winter-workspace-dropin-sunday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/winter-workspace-dropin-sunday Date: February 26, 2017

Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-in Sunday. In the Winter Workspace today are Tommy Nguyen and Alison Owen. Stop by Glyndor Gallery to speak to the artists and get a closer look at the creative process.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Pictured: Tommy Nyguen, Me PLUSH you long time (teal), 2005.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5880ec8c80eda.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Artist Lecture and Book Signing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/artist-lecture-book-signing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/artist-lecture-book-signing Date: February 26, 2017

See the world through the lens of photographer Vikram Dogra as he discusses the inspiration and processes behind his exhibition. Books will be available for purchase.

For more information about this event, please visit the Queens Botancial Garden's event listing.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-02-26 2017-02-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58597a4945cc2.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Tree ID (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/winter-tree-id-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/winter-tree-id-light Date: February 26, 2017

Learn how to ID a tree by the bark, buds, and other distinctive characteristics. Enjoy the subtle beauty of trees in winter.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.87005996704101600, -73.92106628417969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866ddbee5071.jpg Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Goodhue Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/historic-new-york-goodhue-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/historic-new-york-goodhue-park Date: February 26, 2017

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks.

NYC Parks acquired this small parcel of land and saved it from future development. Explore the trails and delve further into its history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Clinton Avenue and Prospect Avenue (in Goodhue Park)

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R169 Goodhue Park 2017-02-26 2017-02-26 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.63890075683594000, -74.09770202636719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5866dd824a189.jpg Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Closing Reception for East of East River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/closing-reception-for-east-of-east-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/26/closing-reception-for-east-of-east-river Date: February 26, 2017

Meet the artist, Vikram Dogra, and take one last look at the exhibit, East of East River.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-02-26 2017-02-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/585994e3dfe24.jpg Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/27/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/27/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: February 27, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

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 2017-02-27 2017-02-27 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[A Billion Year Odyssey: Geology of Northern Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/27/a-billion-year-odyssey-geology-of-northern-manhattan1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/27/a-billion-year-odyssey-geology-of-northern-manhattan1 Date: February 27, 2017

Join Sid Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, for a presentation exploring Northern Manhattan Park’s exposed bedrock. View the cliff edges and road cuts that provide geologic information that informs a history that includes continental collisions, breakup of continents, violent earthquakes, extensive volcanism, the creation of Rocky Mountain high elevations, profound erosion, subsidence below the sea, and massive glaciers, all leading up to our present-day subdued milieu.

Please note: Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.

This program was made possible through the support of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

Photo by Louise Crowley

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2017-02-27 2017-02-27 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/584840398b760.jpg Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:29:51 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: February 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-02-28 2017-02-28 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Fri, 25 Nov 2016 11:30:10 EST
<![CDATA[Paint it Up: Wine Bottles - Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/paint-it-up-wine-bottlesadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/paint-it-up-wine-bottlesadults Date: February 28, 2017

Participants will upcycle and decorate their own personal wine bottles as a personal keepsake or gift for a special someone.

Schedule
January: Whimsical Winter Wonder... use our current exhibition as inspiration for the art.
February: Love is in the air! Decorate your bottle for that special someone in your life
March: The Winds of March (create a piece inspired by March and the coming of Spring)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-28 2017-02-28 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/arts-culture-fun-lenape-landscape-trees-as-tonic-by-artist-susan-stair Date: February 28, 2017

This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

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 2017-02-28 2017-02-28 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/581b8b1579fc6.jpg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Sign Language: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/introduction-to-sign-languageadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/introduction-to-sign-languageadults Date: February 28, 2017

Adults of all abilities are welcome to join in learning basic sign language (the alphabet, vocabulary, and how to build simple phrases using American Sign Language).

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, please call the Poe Park Visitor Center at (718) 365-5516.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-02-28 2017-02-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:29:55 EST
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: February 28, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3341

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2017-02-28 2017-02-28 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park Date: February 28, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-02-28 2017-02-28 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5887a49ed2ee0.jpg Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:29:51 EST
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/nyrr-open-run-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: February 28, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-02-28 2017-02-28 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa2edbf28e.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/nyrr-open-run-silver-lake-park1 Date: February 28, 2017

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park)

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R022 Silver Lake Park 2017-02-28 2017-02-28 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62750538007900000, -74.09353446960400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58daa30d88260.jpg Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:45:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/02/28/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: February 28, 2017

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-02-28 2017-02-28 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:00:23 EDT