NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 21 Apr 2018 09:58:45 GMT <![CDATA[Historic New York: The High Bridge and Old Croton Aqueduct]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/historic-new-york-the-high-bridge-and-old-croton-aqueduct http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/historic-new-york-the-high-bridge-and-old-croton-aqueduct Date: May 12, 2018

The High Bridge was built in the mid-19th century as part of the Croton Aqueduct system, which carried water from the Croton River in Westchester down to Manhattan. It is also New York City's oldest standing bridge. Learn more of the significance of this structure and the history of New York City's first water supply sytem.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-2277

Location: West 174 Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.84310150146484400, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac24baf07b1e.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 11:59:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: May 12, 2018

Join us at this fun family-friendly outdoor party featuring a children’s entertainer, arts and crafts, and neighborhood fun!

Play Dates take place on the second Saturday of each month from May through August.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da43a7ea05.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:59:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 12, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Floral Design Workshop: Mother’s Day Bouquet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/floral-design-workshop-mothers-day-bouquet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/floral-design-workshop-mothers-day-bouquet Date: May 12, 2018

For mom or with mom! Learn the art of hand-gathering bouquets for afresh-from-the-garden look. Each participant will take a bouquet home. All flowers and materials provided.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-12 2018-05-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c5b813e0d6.JPG Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: May 12, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: Barnes & Noble

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2018-05-12 2018-05-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.73702140000000000, -73.98960260000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa050ac64ffa.png Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Family Painting: Celebrate Mother's Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/family-painting-celebrate-mothers-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/family-painting-celebrate-mothers-day Date: May 12, 2018

Join us for step-by-step instruction with our experienced enthusiastic artist, Erica Serrano. Come ready to paint and have a great time with family or make a new friend! Space is limited and for Adults only. RSVP by calling (212) 927-2012 or emailing Jennifer.Gonzales@parks.nyc.gov

You'll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation to help you celebrate Mom!

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ada10671e4be.JPG Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/gallery-tour Date: May 12, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.

Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat features artworks that delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the role birds play in propagating plants to changes in how natural and built environments affect migration patterns.

Artists working in photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Proseck, Jenna Spevek and Fred Tomaselli. In the Sunroom Project Space, Adrienne Elise Tarver builds tactile plant sculptures that create an immersive, sheltering landscape.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition Opening: El Dorado / The New 49ers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/exhibition-opening-el-dorado-the-new-49ers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/exhibition-opening-el-dorado-the-new-49ers Date: May 12, 2018

El Dorado is an art installation presented by Lewis H. Latimer House Museum that pays tribute to the 49% of New Yorker households that speak a language other than English. This installation consists of 100 colored “guagua” sculptures, 49 of them painted gold, presented as a contemporary archeological site.

Join us for the opening reception with the artist's talk.

About the Artist
Cecile Chong has received fellowships and residencies including the Joan Mitchell Center, Wave Hill Winter Workspace, the Lower East Side Printshop, MASS MoCA Studios, Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, The Center for Book Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park, AIM - Bronx Museum, Urban Artist Initiative NYC, Aljira Emerge and the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant. Solo exhibitions include Selena Gallery, BRIC House, Emerson Gallery Berlin, Germany, Honey Ramka Project Space, Figuresworks, Praxis International Art Project Space, Corridor Gallery and ArtSPACE. Group exhibitions include El Museo del Barrio, Nevada Museum of Art, The Bronx Museum of Arts, Hunterdon Museum, CUE Art Foundation, Wave Hill, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Sue Scott Gallery in the US and the Cynthia Corbett Gallery in London. Cecile's work is in the collections of El Museo del Barrio, Museum of Chinese in America, The Center for Book Arts and Citibank Art Advisory. Her work has been reviewed in Artnet, Huffington Post, El Diario La Prensa, Singtao Daily, 3dotswater.com and The New York Times. She received an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design in 2008, an MA in education from Hunter College, and a BA in Studio Art from Queens College. Her early schooling took place in Ecuador, Macau and China. Cecile lives and works in New York and is currently part of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program.

Three art & literary workshops centered around El Dorado will be held at the Museum throughout the summer, taught by artists Cecile Chong, Chris Moya, and Sherese Francis.

This program is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aca720792063.jpg Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:44:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Make Some Noise: A Celebration of Women and Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/summer-on-the-hudson-make-some-noise-a-celebration-of-women-and-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/12/summer-on-the-hudson-make-some-noise-a-celebration-of-women-and-music Date: May 12, 2018

Barnard College and Summer on the Hudson present an evening of performances celebrating women in music! Enjoy some of finest musicians from NYC colleges and universities in an astounding natural setting.

Check out the groups at barnard.edu. Rain Date Sunday, May 13.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Crabapple Grove North (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2018-05-12 2018-05-12 5:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.79457855224609400, -73.97711944580078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da4704f827.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 15:44:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 13, 2018

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.79199981689500000, -73.97899627685500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa96b01e6f1e.JPG Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/spring-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/spring-birding Date: May 13, 2018

Welcome migratory birds back to Wave Hill this spring! Explore the gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow on a quest to spot both resident and rare birds as they pass through on their northern journey or settle down for the season.

Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 9:30 am 11:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd845a264f.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Messages for Mother Earth and Mom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/family-art-project-messages-for-mother-earth-and-mom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/family-art-project-messages-for-mother-earth-and-mom Date: May 13, 2018

Celebrate all mothers this weekend, including mother earth! Bring photos of the moms in your life whom you wish to acknowledge through notes and images on special papers.

Learn about Pachamama, revered in South America, who teaches moderation in what we take from the earth. Make an inspired painting on a card with pop-out elements. Place it in a translucent envelope for a gift Mom will treasure. Mother’s Day event.

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 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd8ac7fab9.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:59:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/yoga-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/yoga-in-the-garden Date: May 13, 2018

Through July, enjoy Sunday mornings in the garden as the setting for your yoga practice.

Classes are led by certified Yoga Haven instructors.

All levels are welcome; please bring a mat and be on time. Indoor space is provided in case of rain.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd92f7da62.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Super Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/alley-pond-park-super-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/alley-pond-park-super-hike Date: May 13, 2018

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city's urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

Hiking and nature enthusiasts are welcome on this lengthy one-way, guided hike from Alley Pond Park to Oakland Lake. There wil be plenty of wildlife viewing, spring flora, and history along the way.

Please wear appropriate shoes and bring water and a snack for the hike.

Please note: Registration is required; to register, please visit Urban Park Rangers Registraton page. Lottery registration begins on Wednesday, May 2.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74500025804800000, -73.74355792999300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac2682b3e362.JPG Mon, 02 Apr 2018 13:29:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Introducing…. The Bug Club: The Greenbelt Amateur Entomologist Society - The Insect Illusions!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/introducing-the-bug-club-the-greenbelt-amateur-entomologist-society http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/introducing-the-bug-club-the-greenbelt-amateur-entomologist-society Date: May 13, 2018

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

Ages 5+. All donations are welcome.

The Bug Club: The Insect Illusions!
Following within the Greenbelt Nature Center's footprints of the Staten Island Naturalist William T. Davis, we will explore the world of insects through journaling and drawing live insects both in the classroom and outside.

Start time: 10:00 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 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aaaccc7a3847.png Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Mother’s Day Brunch in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/mothers-day-brunch-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/mothers-day-brunch-in-the-garden Date: May 13, 2018

Treat mom to a delicious farm-to-table brunch! Featuring a sumptuous menu by local caterers, guests will enjoy freshly-made hot dishes, muffins, scones, fair trade coffees, teas, and a complimentary glass of wine. Enjoy a stroll around the Garden.

10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. sessions are available.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-13 2018-05-13 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c611126b8a.JPG Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/goalball-hosted-by-the-ny-knights Date: May 13, 2018

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 13, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Salamander Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/kids-salamander-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/kids-salamander-exploration Date: May 13, 2018

Our Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

This program is specifically designed for young children and families.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac251457b9a3.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:14:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/basic-canoeing Date: May 13, 2018

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

This program is first-come, first-served, for ages 8 years and older. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Line may be closed prior to 12:30 p.m., due to demand.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Mon, 02 Apr 2018 13:44:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/basic-canoeing1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/basic-canoeing1 Date: May 13, 2018

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

This program is first-come, first-served, for ages 8 years and older. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Line may be closed prior to 12:30 p.m., due to demand.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 304-2277

Location: Harlem Meer (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79731057762900000, -73.95351123809800000 Mon, 02 Apr 2018 13:44:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/archery Date: May 13, 2018

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

This program is a beginner's introduction to the sport of archery. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

Participants are chosen via lottery. To register for the lottery, please visit the Urban Park Rangers' Event Registration page . Registration opens on Wednesday, May 2

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.60359954833984400, -74.15840148925781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac259a81170c.jpg Mon, 02 Apr 2018 13:29:12 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour Date: May 13, 2018

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, the second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more.

Tours take place on the second Sunday of each month through November. Our one-hour tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m.* Meet us at the Unisphere!

*11:00 a.m. only on April 8.

No registration is required. First-come, first-served. Weather permitting.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:29:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 13, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/a-walking-tour-of-historic-19th-century-noho Date: May 13, 2018

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area’, home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos – and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House. You’ll see how the neighborhood surrounding the Tredwells’ home evolved from a refined and tranquil residential enclave into a busy commercial center. Visit important 19th-century landmark buildings on this tour through 21st century NoHo.

And what’s a plunge into the past without a little scandal? On the bustling Astor Place, imagine the drama of events that led to the Opera House riot of 1849, among the bloodiest in American history. And visit the site of the notorious 1857 Bond Street murder of Harvey Burdell, one of the City’s still unsolved crimes!

The tour begins promptly, outside the Merchant's House Museum.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:44:36 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair History Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/worlds-fair-history-walking-tour1 Date: May 13, 2018

Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, the second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more.

Tours take place on the second Sunday of each month through November. Our one-hour tours begin at 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. Meet us at the Unisphere!

*11:00 a.m. only on April 8.

No registration is required. First-come, first-served. Weather permitting.

Tours are led by Flushing Meadows Corona Park's volunteer docents.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6437

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.74638748168945000, -73.84501647949219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f4f0500a9f6.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/family-nature-walk Date: May 13, 2018

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands.

Registration is not required. Ages six and older are welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

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 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd9c868f08.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Science in the Park: Baywaters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/science-in-the-park-baywaters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/science-in-the-park-baywaters Date: May 13, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 7183524793

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

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.78898561356900000, -73.79389047622700000 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:44:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Photography: Wildflowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/nature-photography-wildflowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/nature-photography-wildflowers Date: May 13, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)

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R172 Brookfield Park 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.56166747849400000, -74.15999635582000000 Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/family-day1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/family-day1 Date: May 13, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 7183937370

Location: Captain Tilly Park

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Q052 Captain Tilly Park 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.71210098266601600, -73.79889678955078000 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/youth-wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-new-york-rolling-fury Date: May 13, 2018

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58d94081a82cd.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:46 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 13, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/13/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 13, 2018

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-13 2018-05-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd78f1edb2.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/14/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/14/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours Date: May 14, 2018

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

Photo Credit: Angelito Jusay.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-05-14 2018-05-14 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4dd5050cbe.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: May 14, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-05-14 2018-05-14 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: May 14, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-05-14 2018-05-14 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:56 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 14, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-14 2018-05-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/14/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/14/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 14, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-14 2018-05-14 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/14/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/14/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 14, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-14 2018-05-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/14/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: May 14, 2018

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

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

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

Tour Reservations

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-05-14 2018-05-14 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: May 15, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-05-15 2018-05-15 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 15, 2018

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

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

Photo credit: Jane Kratochvil.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-05-15 2018-05-15 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4e1c4a664e.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Migration Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/spring-migration-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/spring-migration-bird-walk-at-the-battery-with-nyc-audubon Date: May 15, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 344-3495

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-05-15 2018-05-15 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a440aefc3eb9.jpg Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/fitness-walk Date: May 15, 2018

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2018-05-15 2018-05-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Up-cycle to Art-Decorative Arts: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/upcycle-to-artdecorative-arts-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/upcycle-to-artdecorative-arts-adults Date: May 15, 2018

Participants will bring their recyclable items to upcycle to art using various mediums to achieve a decorative affect. Please be aware a piece may take a few weeks to complete. Participants should bring an item they wish to work on (bottles, boxes, cans, containers, plastic, wood, carton). No soft plastics that crush or easily bend. Participants may take inspiration from the season or from art. Facilitator offers prompts, while allowing for individual expression.

April: Rain in a Bottle
May: Boxes and Things
June: Rock and Roll Diorama

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-15 2018-05-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Communication and Socialization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/communication-and-soacialization http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/communication-and-soacialization Date: May 15, 2018

An opportunity for adults with intellectual disabilities to meet new people, socialize, and communicate about a variety of topics using words, sign language, and picture communication.

Staff and family members of individuals with intellectual disabilities are welcome, as well as college students interested in a career in the field

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-15 2018-05-15 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:59:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/garden-highlights-walk Date: May 15, 2018

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-15 2018-05-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd471e760f.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 15, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-15 2018-05-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: May 15, 2018

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

Details

Meet: Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. Tour ends at the Dairy (mid-Park at 65th Street). Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines and some stairs
Length of Tour: Approximately 60 minutes
Cost: Free, registration not required

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-15 2018-05-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81d26d65cf1.jpg Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:00 EST
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/gallery-tour Date: May 15, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow. Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat features artworks that delve into the relationship between birds and their habitats—from the role birds play in propagating plants to changes in how natural and built environments affect migration patterns.

Artists working in photography, video, artist books, wall painting, installation, drawing and sound include Tatiana Arocha, Tanya Chaly, Marna Chester, Nina Katchadourian, Paula McCartney, Jeff Mertz, Peter Morgan, Sarah Nicholls, James Proseck, Jenna Spevek and Fred Tomaselli.

In the Sunroom Project Space, Adrienne Elise Tarver builds tactile plant sculptures that create an immersive, sheltering landscape.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-05-15 2018-05-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acbd4ff10ff7.jpg Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Le Petit Art: Dioramas and 3D Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/kids-le-petit-art-dioramas-and-3d-art Date: May 15, 2018

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-15 2018-05-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Tropical Accent Design]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/tropical-accent-design http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/tropical-accent-design Date: May 15, 2018

In this workshop, we will use our warm growing season to cultivate fast growing tropical plants to give your garden that extra flare. Our focus will be on taro (elephant ears), sugar cane, banana plants, cannas, decorative grasses and cold hardy palm trees. The accent focus will include perimeter planting and planting containers.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Edith Community Garden

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2018-05-15 2018-05-15 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.82279968261700000, -73.91259765625000000 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:29:57 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/yoga-in-the-park Date: May 15, 2018

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-05-15 2018-05-15 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.79469323427100000, -73.91434574127200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab40fc49c44a.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:44:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-hiit Date: May 15, 2018

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

Please bring a mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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

Head to the High Line each Tuesday night for a romantic walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights.

Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 3, and Tuesday, October 30.

In the event of rain, Stargazing on the High Line will be cancelled. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by 3pm.

Partners
Stargazing at the High Line is presented by Friends of the High Line in partnership with the Amateur Astronomers Association.

Support
High Line Programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212)206-9922

Location: On the High Line at 14th Street (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2018-05-15 2018-05-15 6:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.74177862855900000, -74.00772690773000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5abe4da6c8e7d.jpg Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:14:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/15/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-axis-project-wheelchair-basketball Date: May 15, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

Location: Recreation Center 54

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2018-05-15 2018-05-15 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75646972656250000, -73.96514129638672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/582dc931cb262.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:42 EST
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: May 16, 2018

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-16 2018-05-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Bufano Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/its-my-park-at-bufano-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/its-my-park-at-bufano-park Date: May 16, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Mott Hall Community School to do a general cleanup, spread woodchips to the tree beds, and remove weeds at Bufano Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 829-3254

Location: Bufano Playground (in Bufano Park)

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X121 Bufano Park 2018-05-16 2018-05-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83792679753500000, -73.83112633460000000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:14:22 EDT
<![CDATA[American Sign Language]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/american-sign-language http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/american-sign-language Date: May 16, 2018

Learn to produce and understand signs from American Sign Language. You'll also learn how to use those signs in sentences. Handouts will be provided.

This program consists of 17 lessons that are repeated. Open to all adults.

Start time: 10:45 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 2018-05-16 2018-05-16 10:45 am 11:30 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 16, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-16 2018-05-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Adults Le Petit Delicate Paper Art and Mini Dioramas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/adults-le-petit-delicate-paper-art-mini-dioramas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/adults-le-petit-delicate-paper-art-mini-dioramas Date: May 16, 2018

Adults will create mini dioramas, delicate miniature paper cuttings to art card editions and orginals (ACEO), and cardboard art. Participants will learn how to create miniature pieces. They will learn miniature pieces can be quite detailed and take time to create.

Participants are encouraged to take their time and concentrate on creating a fully-developed piece.

April: Delicate Paper Cutting
May: ACEO Cardboard Art (Florals, Still Life, Landscape) Mix Media
June: Rockin' Art Painted Rocks

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-16 2018-05-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: May 16, 2018

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the Park's three woodland landscapes. Closed to the public in 1934, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained mostly untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up a more comprehensive program of restoration and maintenance. Now, visitors can use the rustic trail to view native plantings that attract birds and other wildlife. Join our guides for this exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, one of the most magical places in the Park.

Details

Meet: Tour starts at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park between 64th and 65th Streets). Enter the Park at 60th Street and Fifth Avenue, and follow the path adjacent to the drive (road) north; the Dairy will be on your left. Map of start location
Terrain: Wood-chipped trails and some hills
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10) To purchase tickets, please click here
Restrictions: Dogs are not permitted in the Hallett.

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-16 2018-05-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a820ad44a031.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Farm & Compost Open Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/farm-open-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/farm-open-hours Date: May 16, 2018

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-16 2018-05-16 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c48f601150.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Dance Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/bryant-park-dance-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/bryant-park-dance-party Date: May 16, 2018

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

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

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-05-16 2018-05-16 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4e63ba86d1.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/zumba Date: May 16, 2018

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2018-05-16 2018-05-16 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/16/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-ny-rollin-knicks-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: May 16, 2018

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2018-05-16 2018-05-16 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.84410095214844000, -73.91880035400390000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:44:44 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: May 17, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782200000, -73.93379974365200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5835db853eaf0.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 17, 2018

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

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

Photo credit: Jane Kratochvil.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4e1c4a664e.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/fitness-walk Date: May 17, 2018

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.78953552246094000, -73.78208923339844000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/greenbelt-peepers Date: May 17, 2018

Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, 2-year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

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

Start time: 9:45 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 9:45 am 10:15 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9965153d7e2.png Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: May 17, 2018

Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories and sing-along encouragement on our comfy and danceable turf lawn by the big locomotive.

This event is great for kids aged 5 years and under! Wear sunscreen or bring shade.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.77471985104800000, -73.99253714084600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9da2548ef64.jpg Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:44:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/tree-tots-for-3-and-4-yearolds Date: May 17, 2018

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

Please note: Space is limited; registration is requested. To register, please call (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9966ab1f109.png Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: May 17, 2018

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

Details

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910910253600000, -73.97361493110700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575f1abebf753.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Express Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/special-express-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/special-express-arts Date: May 17, 2018

Artists will be creating a mixed media art using construction paper, magazine cutouts, cloth, string, acrylic paint, and glue.

We will be providing these materials. We advise that participants bring any other materials they might like to use (like any magazine images or computer printouts along with any small objects they would like to incorporate into their collage).

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 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:14:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century1 Date: May 17, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 17, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour The Battery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/tour-the-battery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/tour-the-battery Date: May 17, 2018

Join us every Thursday for tours of The Battery!

Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the Seaglass Carousel, 195,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 2123443491

Location: Netherland Monument (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.70438802777900000, -74.01459473509600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acf6fc5c831c.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Flowers Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/spring-flowers-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/spring-flowers-walk Date: May 17, 2018

Visit Snug Harbor at its most beautiful!

We’ll walk through the Perennial, White, and Pond gardens, exploring our spring flowering bulbs and perennials and learning about their origins and significance with Snug Harbor’s Director of Horticulture, Greg Lord. This event is rain or shine.

Recent restoration of the White Garden trellis was generously funded by Northfield Bank.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3512

Location: Carl Grillo Glasshouse (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac27c56a0cf8.jpg Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Jazz with Ray Mantilla]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/arts-culture-fun-jazz-with-ray-mantilla http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/arts-culture-fun-jazz-with-ray-mantilla Date: May 17, 2018

Join us for a live concert with Ray Mantilla, legendary conga player along with his exciting jazz and latin quartet.

Ray Mantilla has been a professional percussionist for over 60 years. He has toured the world, notably Cuba with Dizzy Gillespie and Italy every year for the past 35 years, and has played with jazz greats like Max Roach, Art Blakey, Eartha Kitt, Charles Mingus, and Freddie Hubbard, as well as most of the great latin music orchestras including Tito Puente's. Ray has been recognized by the South Bronx Cultural Trail and the state of Connecticut. These performances feature his exciting small ensemble.

Joining Ray Mantilla is line up of world class musicians:

  • Diego Lopez - drums
  • Mike Freeman - vibraphone
  • Cucho Martinez - bass

Every Thursday midday, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Hansborough Recreation Center

4/12 & 5/3 - Phil Young - Drummer and leader of "the Harlem Hip" -- as recently seen in The New Yorker

4/19 & 5/10 - George Braith - Hard-swinging underground legend of the saxophone and his own invention, the sopralto Braithophone

4/26 & 5/17 - Ray Mantilla – Legendary conga player brings his exciting jazz / latin quartet

The events are free but let us know you're coming:

Pelham Fritz RSVP to jazzseriespf.eventbrite.com.

Hansborough RSVP to jazzserieshb.eventbrite.com.

Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America, with partial support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Hansborough Recreation Center

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2018-05-17 2018-05-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.81282630000000000, -73.93931230000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7b09f8ea839.JPG Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:14:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 17, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Kids Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/kids-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/kids-imaginative-arts Date: May 17, 2018

Children will use their imagination and curiosity, and explore ideas for self expression to create themed artwork.

April: Showers - Painted Art and Pastel Art
May: Mother's Day Parchment Paper Greeting Cards 2D and 3D Floral Art
June: Father's Day Parchment Paper Greeting Cards and Painted Rocks

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Mekong Group: Dan Tranh Recital]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/mekong-group-dan-tranh-recital http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/mekong-group-dan-tranh-recital Date: May 17, 2018

The Poe Park Visitor Center is proud to present the recital of the Mekong Arts and Music (MAM) of the Dan Tranh, a 16-string Vietnamese zither, instructed by Ngo Thanh Nhan and Anh Thu Phan for children and adults.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/bryant-park-spring-birding-tours Date: May 17, 2018

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

Photo credit: Angelito Jusay.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4de6062b67.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Northerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park Date: May 17, 2018

This It's My Park season, please join Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Avenue and Lockwood Place Entrance (in Northerleigh Park)

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R078 Northerleigh Park 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62205155290000000, -74.13385927680000000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:14:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/wheelchair-basketball-open-gym-hosted-by-the-brooklyn-nets-wheelchair-basketball-team Date: May 17, 2018

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81140766880700000, -73.91422057151800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593e9fe86de25.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 09:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/yoga-in-the-park Date: May 17, 2018

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78305694739300000, -73.93382930755600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab4147850261.jpg Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Capoeira in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/capoeira-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/capoeira-in-the-park Date: May 17, 2018

Led by expert instructors, this series introduces participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira and it's history.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Lawn east of Memorial Grove (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.89110682274000000, -73.89625668525700000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-flow Date: May 17, 2018

Link mindful breath with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level. Veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus while enjoying yoga outdoors.

Please bring a mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Lawn at 74th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78196128428900000, -73.98549365997300000 Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:44:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop for New Volunteers: How to Get Involved With Your Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/workshop-for-new-volunteers-how-to-get-involved-with-your-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/workshop-for-new-volunteers-how-to-get-involved-with-your-park Date: May 17, 2018

Do you want to make a difference in your community and support or care for a park near you? At Partnerships for Parks, we help people, organizations, and government work together to support NYC parks, gardens, trees, and other green spaces.

At this introductory workshop, learn how you and your neighbors can come together to support and improve your community green spaces!

Topics will include:

  • Why volunteers are so important for vibrant, thriving parks
  • Who you need to know in NYC Parks
  • How neighbors, coworkers, or community groups can spruce up a park with an “It’s My Park” project
  • Ways to join together with neighbors who also care about your park
  • Which resources are available to help you

Featured speakers include: TBA

Meet staff members that can help you get started, network with other interested community members, and hear from experienced volunteers who are already doing amazing work in their parks.

Please note: This workshop is recommended for people who have been working with their parks for less than one year.

Please register here if you would like to attend.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.76760101318400000, -73.97129821777300000 Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark with Watercolor Painting by the River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-with-watercolor-painting-by-the-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/17/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-with-watercolor-painting-by-the-river Date: May 17, 2018

Join us for a free watercolor painting series along the river. Ashton Agbomenou will teach free adult watercolor classes demonstrating how to use line, shape, and color to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the 2 hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome.

About the Artist: Ashton is a freelance painter and filmmaker with a BFA degree from Rhode Island School of Design. Born and raised in Harlem, New York he studied classical painting at the High School of Art & Design and the Art Students League of New York.

The classes are for 18 years old and older.

Classes on May 17, June 28, and July 12, 2018. Sign up for one or all three!

Please note: This event is free but space is limited; please RSVP to https://watercoloratbushwickinlet.eventbrite.com

In case of rain, the class moves indoors.

In partnership with the Art Students League of New York.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bushwick Inlet Park Center (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2018-05-17 2018-05-17 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.72172493331700000, -73.96043425798400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a0c871363ccb.jpg Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:45:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the AXIS Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/wheelchair-basketball-hosted-by-the-axis-project Date: May 18, 2018

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 646-632-7344

Location: Hansborough Recreation Center

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2018-05-18 2018-05-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81280660000000000, -73.93924480000000000 Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/yoga Date: May 18, 2018

Get ready to challenge yourself with a yoga session to both strengthen and relax the mind and body.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2018-05-18 2018-05-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.78979873657226600, -73.78479766845703000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:29:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 18, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

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

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-18 2018-05-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81bcc470beb.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:02 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tredwell Brides: Changing Wedding Traditions in the 19th Century]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/exhibition-tredwell-brides-changing-wedding-traditions-in-the-19th-century Date: May 18, 2018

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-05-18 2018-05-18 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:29:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Imaginative Arts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/adults-imaginative-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/adults-imaginative-arts Date: May 18, 2018

Adults use their imagination to create works of art employing various techniques. They will be encouraged to discuss and share, bouncing ideas from each other.

April: Showers Painted Art - Create an imaginative work inspired by the season’s rain. We will be using paints and pastels for vibrant colors.
May: Flowers - 2D and 3D Mix Media Art on Parchment Paper
June: Rockin' Art Painting on Rocks

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-05-18 2018-05-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/fencing Date: May 18, 2018

Learn the basics with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center.

You must be 16 years old or older to participate. Registration is required at manhattanfencing.com.

Photo Credit: Angelito Jusay.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-05-18 2018-05-18 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.75279998779297000, -73.98159790039062000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4da3757438.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/central-park-tour-stroll-to-strawberry-fields Date: May 18, 2018

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

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

Details

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

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

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-05-18 2018-05-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.76825287727000000, -73.98132829368100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a81c991546bc.jpg Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Our Botanical World Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/art-in-the-garden-our-botanical-world-opening-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/art-in-the-garden-our-botanical-world-opening-reception Date: May 18, 2018

Meet the artists and view the exhibit.

Our Botanical World showcases curated photographs by members of the Professional Women Photographers group inspired by the botanical world and its impact on human life through all seasons.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-18 2018-05-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c667159d02.JPG Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island BioBlitz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/staten-island-bioblitz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/staten-island-bioblitz Date: May 18, 2018

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

This BioBlitz will increase public interest of biodiversity inside Blue Heron Park.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2018-05-18 2018-05-18 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.53085327148437500, -74.17777252197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5acfa593cb9d3.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Tony Dapolito Karaoke Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/tony-dapolito-karaoke-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/18/tony-dapolito-karaoke-night Date: May 18, 2018

Join us for a night of karaoke! Sing your favorite songs with family and friends. All are welcome! Light refreshments will be served.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 6463002271

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2018-05-18 2018-05-18 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.72959899902344000, -74.00540161132812000 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:44:57 EDT